Before Invisalign Treatment: Questions to Consider


Invisalign is becoming an increasingly popular choice for teeth alignment mainly because it offers a discreet and relatively less painful/uncomfortable way to straighten teeth, but choosing the right orthodontic treatment requires previously working with your dentist so you can weigh your options and find the best solution for your case.

This said it is important to know whether or not Invisalign will give you the best results you wish to see once you’re done with the treatment. Understanding what will go down throughout the course of your therapy is crucial so you will know what to expect down the line.

To do this, you should know the right questions to ask during your dental center visit, starting with which type of teeth straightening system is most appropriate for your condition.

Certain types of misalignments may require more intensive correction that can only be achieved through traditional metal braces, so a thorough examination of your case is crucial to make sure that Invisalign applies to your particular case. A good follow up question once you determine that invisible braces are an appropriate choice is how long the treatment is going to last.

On average, Invisalign takes between 6 and 18 months of treatment time, provided that you follow your dentist’s instructions strictly. This, however, largely depends on your needs and the complexity of your case. All in all, Invisalign requires a shorter treatment period compared to traditional braces, which takes an average of 2 years to complete.

Another important question to ask before opting for Invisalign is how often you would need to return to the dental center for adjustments. Whereas traditional braces require monthly visits for follow-up check-up and adjustment, clear aligners must be changed every couple of weeks to ensure steady progress. This often requires visiting your orthodontist every 4 to 6 weeks.  Other crucial details you should know before choosing Invisalign include maintenance requirements as well as the price of treatment.

E&E Dentistry is the best dental center for orthodontic treatments, like Invisalign, as well as all of your general dental care requirements. If you are looking for a family dentist in Aurora, E&E offers a range of dental services that fall under corrective, therapeutic and preventative categories, providing you the best all-around care you need.


Dr. Hamed Esmaeilion

Dr. Hamed Esmaeilion has been practising dentistry for the past 17 years. He is currently working in Aurora E&E Dentistry. He resides with his wife and daughter in Richmond Hill, Ontario. 

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