About Me

All About Implants

My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


Latest Posts

All About Implants

Common Questions Patients Have When Recommended Invisalign

by Alfredo Moore

Has your dentist recommended that you use Invisalign to straighten your teeth? This system of clear aligners does tend to be much easier to use and more comfortable than braces. The end result will be straighter teeth, which make it easier to chew and speak while also boosting confidence in your smile. But as excellent as Invisalign can be, you probably still have some questions you'd like answered before you go ahead with it. With any luck, you'll find the answers below.

Can you take the aligners out?

Yes, you can remove the invisible aligners by yourself. In fact, you will need to do so several times per day when you eat and brush your teeth. This is one of the biggest perks of Invisalign compared to braces. Since you do remove the aligners before eating, there are no restrictions on the foods you can eat while undergoing treatment. Plus, removing the aligners to brush your teeth means you'll be able to brush really thoroughly.

Do the same aligners last your whole treatment period?

No. You will get a set of aligners from your dentist. Every couple of weeks, you will need to change your aligners out for a new pair. Each pair of aligners will be slightly tighter than the last. This way, the aligners will slowly move your teeth into place, a little at a time. It is important to change your aligners on time so they keep moving your teeth at the appropriate rate.

Does Invisalign hurt?

Most patients experience some aching and discomfort when they first put a new set of aligners in. But this should ease up within a day or two. You should not have to worry about physical irritation to your cheek and gum tissues as you would if you were to get braces with metal brackets. All in all, Invisalign is one of the most comfortable orthodontic treatments available.

Do you sleep with Invisalign aligners?

Yes. For best results, you need to wear your aligners for the majority of the day and night. You really only take them out when you are eating or brushing your teeth. They do a lot of work at night when you're resting and your muscles are relaxed.

With these questions answered, you should feel more comfortable and confident getting Invisalign aligners for your teeth. Talk to a dentist in your area if you have any more questions about Invisalign.