Frequently asked questions about Invisalign

Young smiling man holding invisalign braces over white background Invisalign® is a reliable and effective way to help patients address a variety of smile concerns. Whether you have an underbite, overbite, crossbite, or even just gaps within the teeth, Invisalign® can be used to discretely improve the appearance of the smile, as well as function. At Gentle Dental Care, our Edison, New Jersey area team of professionals field a lot of questions from patients about this and many other smile enhancement services. Continue reading to find out some of the frequently asked questions about Invisalign® orthodontics.

Is Invisalign® covered by dental insurance?

This question is best suited for our front office team, which processes insurance claims. Bring your dental insurance information with you to our practice so we can assess the coverage you have available. This often reduces or eliminates out-of-pocket costs associated with orthodontic services.

How does Invisalign® work?

The Invisalign® trays are made with 3D imaging of the smile’s current situation, and unique software designs a series of trays that can reposition the teeth where they need to be. You wear each tray in their series for two weeks before moving on to the next one. By the time you reach your final tray, treatment is complete!

How long does treatment take?

Invisalign® treatment typically takes around 12 months, depending on the severity of the misalignment and the compliance of the patient in wearing their trays as directed. Most patients find that wearing the trays at least 20 hours a day and removing them to eat, drink, brush, or floss will keep them on track for their targeted completion time.

Is Invisalign® painful?

The only discomfort noted by most of our patients is when a new tray is used, as the teeth may ache for a day or two afterward as they adjust to the movements being made.

Schedule time to talk to the team at Gentle Dental Care

Drs. Brad Strober and Rebecca Kucharsky Hiess of Gentle Dental Care help Edison, NJ, area patients with finding solutions to improve the function, health, and appearance of their smiles. If you live in the community and want to work with our team of professionals to enhance your smile with Invisalign® aligners, call 732-549-5660 today to request your consultation visit. We work with new and returning patients and families seeking comprehensive dental care.

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