Is Invisalign for me?
Invisalign can be used to treat the vast majority of common problems for adults and teens. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, Invisalign can certainly help. Dr. Cucalon has been successful in treating all types of cases, including overcrowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
Will the treatment be painful?
Each time you change to a new aligner, there may be some temporary discomfort while your teeth adjust to their new position. This is completely normal, and is a good sign that the treatment is working.
What do aligners look like?
Aligners are clear and nearly invisible. If you've ever seen clear tooth-whitening trays, that should give you an idea of what the aligners look like. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit and move your teeth.
Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
Some people are more affected than others, but most adjust in a short period of time (1-3 days) to the feeling of the aligners and do not have permanent changes in their speech.
How often do I have to wear my aligners?
Invisalign only works when you're wearing your aligners. It's recommended that you wear your aligners full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush, and floss your teeth.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
Any insurance plan that covers orthodontics should cover Invisalign.
A clear alternative
By using a series of clear removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes. Change them about every two weeks, and your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have moved to the final position Dr. Cucalon has prescribed. Comfortable to wear, the aligners are also removable so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as usual.
How does Invisalign work?
Dr. Cucalon will utilize 3D computer imaging technology to demonstrate the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position. This imaging technology is then used to design an individualized series of custom-made aligners. You will wear the aligners for about two weeks while the teeth move incrementally. After two weeks, the current aligner is replaced with the next one until the final position is achieved.