Invisalign FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign 

At Martinez Orthodontics, our patients are our top priority, and nothing makes us happier than seeing the end result of orthodontic treatment: a beautiful smile! We offer a variety of treatments, such as Invisalign to teens and adults in the Cincinnati, Mack, and Bridgetown, OH. When our patients get their first set of aligners they often have questions for us, here are our most frequently asked question at Martinez Orthodontics.

Q. When Should I Wear My Aligners?

A. You should wear your Invisalign aligners all day and night. They should only be removed if you are eating or for regular oral hygiene like brushing and flossing. If you they are uncomfortable for you to wear you may also remove them for a short time but you should wear your aligners at least 22 hours a day.

Q. Are They Any Dietary Restrictions Like With Traditional Braces? 

A. Nope! Unlike braces where you can’t eat sticky or hard food with Invisalign you can eat anything you desire. All you have to do is remove them before you eat and make sure to brush your teeth and your aligners after you eat.

Q. Will Invisalign Aligners Affect How I Talk?

A. This depends from person to person but like any other orthodontic treatment there will be an adjustment period when you first get your Invisalign aligners. The more you speak with them in and wear them the quicker the adjustment period will be.

Q. Is There Any Pain Or Discomfort With Invisalign Like With Braces?

A. You will most likely feel some slight discomfort and pressure each time you put on your new aligners. This pressure is because the Invisalign aligners are doing their job and slowly aligning your teeth for the perfect smile.

Q. Can I Chew Gum With Invisalign? 

A. Like food, you can chew gum during your treatment with Invisalign but your aligners must be removed while you are chewing gum. If you don’t remove your aligners before chewing gum it can get stuck to you aligners.

Q. Can I Smoke With My Aligners in? 

A. While we always discourage smoking due to health impacts, you may smoke with your aligners in. If you choose to do so it will discolor your aligners much like smoking discolors your teeth.

Q. How do I Clean My Aligners? 

A. Brushing your aligners with toothpaste is the best way to keep them clean. Ideally this should be done when you brush and floss in the morning and at night.

Q. How Often Will I have To Go To Martinez Orthodontics?

A. To make sure your treatment is going to plan you should make arrangements to come to Martinez Orthodontics every five to six weeks.

Q. Will I Have To Wear A Retainer After Treatment?

A. Yes, to ensure your smile stays as perfect and aligned as the last day of your treatment with Invisalign you will have to wear a retainer indefinitely.

Q. How Long Will Treatment Take With Invisalign? 

A. Treatments will vary depending on the severity of your case. While treatment times are usually shorter than with braces, the average treatment time is between 6 and 18 months. 

Q. Can My Kids Get Invisalign 

A. Yes, but only if all their permanent teeth including their second molars have completely grown in.

Contact Martinez Orthodontics Today!

If you have any questions about your Invisalign that we have not covered or if you or a loved one are thinking about getting Invisalign in Cincinnati, Mack and Bridgetown, OH to straighten your teeth contact Martinez Orthodontics today at (513) 598-9800 or schedule an appointment online. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and look forward from hearing from you soon!

Martinez Orthodontics

  • Martinez Orthodontics - 6381 Bridgetown Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45248 Phone: (513) 598-9800 Fax: (513) 598-2564

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