Invisalign FAQ

How Do Invisalign® Aligners Straighten Teeth?

Invisalign® works the same way as traditional metal braces. The aligners fit to your teeth in a way that applies a small amount of pressure that gently pushes on your teeth. The pressure moves the teeth into a new, healthier and more attractive position. Over a two-week period, the teeth move into a new position. The process of moving the teeth is repeated with each new aligner.

Can Invisalign® Aligners Be Removed During Treatment?

For best results in the expected treatment timeline, you should wear your Invisalign® aligners for 22 hours each day. You can remove them to eat, brush and floss, but should replace them shortly after these activities. If you do not wear the clear aligners for at least 22 hours each day, Dr Kadan may recommend an extended orthodontic treatment plan.

Will Invisalign® Affect My Speech?

You may have a mild lisp when you first wear the clear Invisalign® aligner. The lisp will disappear once you become accustomed to wearing the aligner.

Can I Drink Beverages When Wearing My Invisalign® Aligners?

We recommend that you only drink cold water while wearing your aligners. If you want to drink other types of beverages, you can remove the aligners or use a straw. The key consideration is that room temperature and warm beverages may distort the shape of the aligners.

How Do I Clean My Invisalign® Aligners?

Cleaning your Invisalign® aligners fits well into your current oral hygiene schedule. Use a soft toothbrush and regular toothpaste to clean the aligners. Make sure to rinse them completely after cleaning.

How Long Will My Invisalign® Treatment Take?

The average treatment time with Invisalign® is 12 months, but each patient’s orthodontic needs are different. During your consultation, Dr. Kadan will explain the length of your treatment with Invisalign® clear aligners. Adult treatment times are influenced by the type of correction needed, and treatment times for teenagers are determined based on the development of the adult teeth.

How Much Does Invisalign® Cost in Chester County and Philadelphia?

We cannot provide an accurate cost of your Invisalign® treatment until you meet with Dr. Kadan. After your consultation, we will be able to provide you with a cost that includes the cost of Invisalign® and all other aspects of your treatment plan.