Invisalign Attachments Explained
LightForce Digital Braces
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Orthodontists complete orthodontic specialized training for 2 to 3 years after dental school. There are dental specialists who are trained in diagnosing, treating, and preventing orthodontic problems of patients of all ages.
The American Association of Orthodontists suggests an orthodontic consultation at the age of 7. During this age, usually, children have several permanent teeth which makes it easier for doctors to effectively identify a child’s orthodontic condition.
This usually depends on your treatment plan. During the first consultation with us, we will give you an idea of the length of treatment. On average, Invisalign treatment takes 12 to 18 months, however, you will start seeing a difference in a matter of weeks.
The answer is, braces do not hurt. However, just like any new thing, it might feel a little pain or discomfort immediately after wearing them. This soreness lasts mostly for 4 days, so it is recommended to eat soft foods for the first few days.
Generally, it depends on many factors, one of which is the severity of your bite problem. Most people wear braces for 12 to 24 months, however, this can be shorter or longer depending on your circumstances. At GoClear Orthodontics, we can give you a general idea of how long you will have to wear them after some months.
There is no such fixed price for braces however the cost depends on factors such as the type of braces you choose and the length of the treatment plan. We offer different payment plans that you can choose from depending on your budget.
Playing a sport will require some adjustments after getting your braces, but it will not stop you to take part in sports. Ask your doctor about mouthguard options so that you can take part in your favorite sports such as football, basketball, lacrosse, etc.
There are basically two types of retainer which are removable and permanent. We at GoClear Orthodontics help you choose the best type of retainer according to your needs after you get your braces removed.
A retainer is an orthodontic appliance usually made of wires or clear plastic that is used to hold your teeth in place after braces.
Most orthodontists recommend patients wear removable retainers for at least 12 months after the removal of their braces. You might need to wear your retainer full time for the first 4-6 months.
Yes, you can get braces in your mouth even if your teeth have crowns or root canals. There are different types of braces that you can choose from. Consult our doctors at GoClear Orthodontics for answers if you have any concerns.
It’s a very flexible piece of plastic that fits your teeth very exactly based on our digital scanning but in order to move certain teeth especially ones that need to move higher or lower or have a lot of rotation or root movement we place tooth-colored attachments which are like tiny miniature customized braces that fit on the teeth it’s the only thing with Invisalign that’s directly glued to the teeth so attachments are there for a couple of reasons.
The number one reason is to have a surface area for the aligners to grab on to especially for the very small and thin teeth. The second factor for successful attachments is making sure that you have a couple of back teeth so that you don’t experience any bouncing or uncomfortable movement. So attachments are really critical part of the process. It’s something that we add for every patient on their first day in Invisalign.
LightForce Digital braces help in digital treatment planning. It is the most innovative tool if someone is looking for a cosmetic, precise, and predictable dental treatment plan. With these braces, there is less chance of breakage and repair appointments.
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