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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Invisalign Clear Braces

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At White Smiles Family Dental, we value patient education.  Everyone on our team enjoys sharing their knowledge with patients to help them take better care of their teeth and gums and overall oral health.

We get a lot of questions from patients, and we often hear the same questions more than once. To make it easy for you, we’ve shared some of these common questions below.

If you have a question that isn’t addressed, please give us a call. We’d love to hear from you!

Invisalign Clear Braces

Generally speaking, no. 

Treatment for Invisalign clear braces in Springfield, MO only works when you are compliant with the instructions you receive from your dentist, and you need to wear your trays as often as possible if you want to notice a difference in your smile. Hand holding up Invisalign clear braces in Springfield MO

Daily Invisalign Wear

For the best chance of success with Invisalign in Springfield, MO, you need to wear your aligners seven days a week for at least 22 hours each day. You can and should remove your trays when you eat, drink hot beverages, and brush or floss your teeth. 

Although it may be tempting to remove your trays “here and there” for convenience, we promise that you will only see ideal results when you follow your treatment instructions correctly. The more frequently you wear your aligners, the faster your teeth will shift into place. 

Invisalign and Special Events

Every now and then, however, it’s acceptable to remove your trays for a few hours for a special occasion. One of the biggest perks of Invisalign is that you can take out your trays when you need to, and you aren’t stuck with bulky brackets and wires. 

If you have an upcoming event, such as a birthday party, wedding, family reunion, or important presentation at work, talk with our dentists beforehand. You can usually go without your aligners for one of these special events as long as you immediately put them back on your teeth when the event is over. 

Speak with a Dentist about Invisalign in Springfield, MO

If you’ve got specific questions about Invisalign, our dentists would be happy to speak with you. 

Patient covering her smile in need of cosmetic dentistry in Springfield MOWe offer a full array of cosmetic dentistry options that can give you the smile you should have been born with. A simple way anybody can improve their smile is to use our KöR Deep Whitening system. This is the most advanced whitening system on the market. In just one in-office treatment, your teeth can be several shades whiter and brighter.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Springfield, MO

If your teeth are crooked, crowded, or misaligned, you might be a good candidate for invisible braces. We are proud to offer Invisalign clear braces as an option to traditional metal braces. This system allows us to straighten crooked and crowded teeth like traditional braces, but because the trays are made of clear plastic, comfort and esthetics are increased significantly. The removable aligners mean that you will have no food restrictions, and since cleaning your teeth is easy, you can maintain your good oral health during treatment. Treatment times with Invisalign are also quite a bit faster than with traditional braces.

We also offer dental veneers, which are thin, translucent covers for your teeth. They are able to camouflage a variety of dental issues, including spaces, gaps, discoloration, and even misalignment. Dental crowns are used cosmetically to cover up a tooth that is discolored or misshapen.

Talk To Your Springfield, MO Dentist

No matter what your issue with the look of your smile is, we're always here to talk with you and try and help you to come to the best decision. An in-person, look with your dentist will most likely be best for determining which treatment is best for your situation. If you've got more questions, contact our Springfield MO dental office!

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