Questions & Answers
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a tooth straightening system which uses a series of removable, clear aligners to gently nudge your teeth into their correct position. There are no brackets or wires involved, and most people won’t even notice that you are wearing them.
How long will it take to straighten my teeth?
That will depend on how much adjustment you need, but most people achieve straight teeth in about one year. It can range from six months to two years.
How does Invisalign work?
The aligners are clear trays. You will use a series of them, all individually crafted to fit your teeth and mouth. Each pair of aligners is worn for two weeks; then you move on to the next pair. They are designed to make small precise adjustments which eventually move your teeth to their correct positions.
Why should I straighten my teeth?
Straightening your teeth has many benefits:
- Boosting your self confidence
- Protecting from tooth loss
- Relieving dental pain
- Preventing premature wear and tear on the teeth
- Improving your appearance
- Improving your opportunities in the workplace
I’ve already had braces and my teeth are crooked again. Why should I try again?
Straightening teeth in adolescence has many psychological and social benefits, so it’s not necessarily a waste of time, but it also has a great potential for reversal. The most common reason that teeth become crooked or crowded after braces is the development of wisdom teeth. As an adult, you’re past all that. Your mouth is stable and the results will last.
I want straight teeth now. What can I do?
Consider Instant Orthodontics. It won’t actually straighten your teeth, but it will make them appear straight without the time and commitment of true straightening.
If you would like to straighten your teeth, Invisalign may be the solution for you. Please give our invisalign specialists a call or send us an email so we can schedule your free invisalign appointment with Dr. Quigless right away. Our office serves the whole St. Louis, Missouri area. We look forward to meeting with you.
8083 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144