Clear Invisalign aligners are made of a clear, comfortable, and flexible material. Invisalign can be used to treat crooked teeth, an overbite, underbite, and misalignment. The aligners are replaced every few weeks as the teeth shift into a straighter position. Dr. Paul Karpovich helps patients straighten their smiles with Invisalign treatment in Timonium, MD. Please schedule an appointment if you or a loved one want a more balanced and healthy smile. Dr. Karpovich will help determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment at an examination and consultation.
There are multiple commonly asked questions that some patients may have about Invisalign:
How long do you have to wear Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours a day. They can be removed to eat, brush, and floss. When patients wear Invisalign properly and follow treatment directions, they can straighten their teeth faster than with traditional metal braces.
Can Invisalign damage the teeth or gums?
No, Invisalign does not damage the teeth or gums. Patients with gum or tooth infection or fillings and dental crowns need to request a consultation with Dr. Karpovich prior to treatment. He will determine if Invisalign is right for you. Scheduling routine dental appointments for cleanings helps prevent problems with your treatment. In addition to cleaning the teeth, we will evaluate the health of your teeth, and gums to ensure that they are healthy.
What can I eat and drink while wearing Invisalign?
With Invisalign, patients must remove their aligners before eating. Eating or drinking while wearing the aligners can damage them. Patients can eat candy and more hard foods, but they have to be careful that they don’t push the teeth out of position. In addition, patients can also drink soda and coffee, but patients must thoroughly brush and floss their teeth before putting their Invisalign aligners back on. Only water can be drunk when the Invisalign aligners are on the teeth.
Request a Dental Consultation
Want a more balanced and straight smile? Try treatment with comfortable Invisalign aligners. Call Dr. Karpovich at (410) 221-3085. You may also schedule an appointment in Dr. Karpovich’s office on our website.