General FAQs

What is Invisalign®?

The Invisalign® system is the clear way to straighten your teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted.  It uses advanced, 3D computer-imaging technology to create your whole treatment plan from where your teeth are now to where they need to be.

Clear aligners are custom made for your teeth.  Dr. Beetham will provide a custom treatment plan from which the aligners are fabricated. Every two weeks, you will get new aligners which will move your teeth a little bit more until we achieve the desired result.

Since each mouth is different, treatment times will vary depending on your needs.

How does Invisalign work?

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions.

With Invisalign treatment, fewer appointments at our office will be required, and generally, your appointment time should be shorter. On average with Invisalign treatment at Beetham Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, appointments are needed every 8-10 weeks. These periodic visits are quick and easy since there are no brackets or wires that would need adjusting. Each visit, Dr. Beetham will evaluate your bite to ensure that your teeth are moving on track.

How long is Invisalign worn?

The length of Invisalign treatment will vary and depend on each patient. Typically, aligners are worn 20 to 22 hours a day (take them out only to eat, brush, and floss) for 12-15 months. The number of aligners worn during treatment is between 12 and 30, but they will vary from case to case depending on the treatment plan.

At your consultation appointment, we will let you know how long your treatment will take before you decide to get started.

How Do I Care For My Invisalign Aligners?

To care for your Invisalign aligners, remove the aligners whenever you sit down for a meal and make sure to brush your teeth and the aligners thoroughly before putting them back on. Likewise, the Invisalign cleaning system is available that uses a series of specialized cleaning crystals to help make things even easier. We also offer ultrasonic cleaners at our office for optimal cleaning when used for 2 minutes.  As the sound waves created by the ultrasonic cleaner move through the liquid with the cleaning solution, the bubbles generated help to optimally clean your aligners.

Will Invisalign® fit my lifestyle?

Many people don’t want braces because of the inconvenience. The aligners are removable so you can take them out and eat whatever you want. You can also take them out to brush your teeth so that you don’t have to worry about missing any spots. This will keep your teeth healthy through your entire treatment.

You can still do whatever you want when you wear your Invisalign® aligners. You can go to fancy places and no one will know. You can still work, go to school, play sports, and do whatever else you enjoy doing. You can even smile without worrying about others noticing your braces. They won’t even know.

You won’t have to have follow-up appointments as often, though each treatment plan is different. However, you won’t be going to the orthodontist’s office quite as often as you would if you were wearing braces.

What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

Since Invisalign® is clear, you can get the results you deserve without anyone even knowing you are getting treated. You can still perform all of your normal daily tasks while simultaneously working on your smile.

You can also remove the aligners when you eat so you can still eat whatever you want. You also don’t have to worry about your oral health. You can remove the aligners whenever you brush and floss your teeth.

Invisalign® is also more comfortable than traditional braces since the aligners are custom made for your mouth. Traditional braces often cause irritation.

With Invisalign® braces, you will spend less time at Beetham Family & Cosmetic Dentistry because you will have less follow-ups.

Using the latest technology, we can show you exactly where you are and what your smile will look like when you are done. Many people enjoy seeing a visual before they get started.

How many patients are in Invisalign® treatment?

More than 7,000,000 patients have invested in Invisalign® clear aligners, and more get started every day.

Come in for a free consultation with Dr. Beetham to see if Invisalign is right for you and your smile, and he can answer all of your questions about the process!

Why Invisalign Treament?

Optimum Aesthetics: One of the most obvious benefits of the Invisalign system is simply the aesthetics. With the Invisalign clear aligners, your orthodontic process will be virtually invisible to those around you. This benefit makes Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others.

Removeable: Since Invisalign aligners are removeable, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment. Orthodontic alignment with braces that are attached to your teeth, you need to avoid certain hard, crunchy, and sticky foods. With Invisalign, you can remove your aligner trays when you eat, so you can still enjoy the foods that you would otherwise need to avoid. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for optimal oral hygiene.

Comfortable: Another reason that Invisalign is a top choice for patients today is that it is very comfortable. Aligners made from SmartTrack material are comfortable, fit well, and are easy to put on and take off. The plastic trays are hard enough to apply pressure on your teeth but are flexible so that it fits comfortably in your mouth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign does not use metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. In addition, you’ll spend less time our office and more time out doing the things you love.

Proven results: SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features are clinically proven to improve control of tooth movement with Invisalign clear aligners

Effective: Invisalign clear aligners can treat a wide range of teeth-straightening conditions, including crossbites, crowding, open bites, gapped teeth, overbites, and underbites.

Convenient: Invisalign treatment is ideal for your busy schedule, since you only need to visit our office every eight weeks.

Preview your treatment: Lastly, Invisalign also allows you to see your final results before you even begin treatment thanks to the advanced technology of the iTero Element 3D scanner. Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start your treatment so that you can preview how your straight teeth will look once your treatment is complete. Seeing what your teeth will look like after the entire treatment is definitely exciting, and it might just be the thing that makes you choose Invisalign over traditional braces!