Questions and Answers About Invisalign in Rockville MD | Shin Orthodontics

Invisalign® FAQ's

What is Invisalign?

The virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan, look similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your doctor.

  • Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible.
  • Invisalign aligners are removable.
  • You have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink whenever you want during treatment.
  • You can remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would.
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How will Invisalign effectively move my teeth?

Over the course of treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by your doctor, specifically for your situation. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. No one may even notice that you're wearing them, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle. Invisalign aligners are removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would, for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. Plus, since your WHAT TO EXPECT during treatment don't involve metal or wire adjustments, you'll likely spend less time in the doctor's chair. Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straightened teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

How many patients have been treated with Invisalign?

More than 2 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily.

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