Invisalign FAQ

h-clearAligners1When you’re looking for orthodontic treatment options, including Invisalign, in Williamsburg, Fairfield, Washington, or Iowa City, Dr. Stock strives to be your choice. Dr. Stock is capable of offering you an efficient treatment plan that’s personalized to your every need. We want all of our patients to feel fully comfortable with their treatment so we’re willing to go above and beyond in making sure that you’re well-informed and aware of everything the process entails. To help you learn more, we’d like to provide you with a list of our responses to the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign.

How Long Will the Invisalign Treatment Take?

The treatment time will vary depending on the severity of the orthodontic situation. However, the treatment time will typically be shorter than treatment with braces and it will generally last from six to 18 months.

How Often Do I Have to Wear My Aligners?

You’ll have to wear your aligners for about 22 hours a day. You can remove your aligners for eating, cleaning your teeth, or any special occasions.

Will I Feel Any Discomfort from the Treatment?

With each new tray, you may feel some minor pressure or discomfort. This isn’t anything to worry about though – it’s just a sign that your teeth are shifting toward their intended positions.

Are There Any Restrictions on What I Can Eat During Treatment?

Because you’ll remove your aligners before you eat, there will be no restrictions on what you can eat. It’s important to clean your aligners before putting them back in though.

How Do I Keep My Aligners Clean?

We recommend brushing them with a toothbrush and then rinsing them with lukewarm water.

Will Wearing the Aligners Affect My Speech?

Like with any other orthodontic treatment, there will be a short adjustment period where your speech may be affected. However, the more you speak with them in, the faster you’ll adjust to them.

How Often Will I Need to See an Orthodontist During Treatment?

You’ll likely need to come in to see us once every four to six weeks. These visits will ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

Will I Need to Wear Retainers Afterward?

Just like with all other forms of orthodontic treatment, you’ll be required to wear retainers afterward. These retainers will ensure that your teeth don’t shift back into misalignment and that you’ll maintain a healthy bite.

Contact Your Iowa City, Washington, Fairfield, and Williamsburg Orthodontist!

If you have any further questions about Invisalign or any of our other orthodontic treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, you can fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (319) 338-8658. We look forward to helping you attain a straighter and healthier smile!

Dr. Suzanne Stock

  • Main Office Location – Iowa City - 1031 Wade Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 Phone: (319) 338-8658
  • Fairfield Location - 205 North B Street, Fairfield, IA 52556 Phone: (319) 800-9497
  • Washington Location - 110 East Main Street, Washington, IA 52353 Phone: (319) 800-9497
  • Williamsburg Location - 400 Elm Street, Williamsburg, IA 52361 Phone: (319) 800-9497

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