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Having questions about Invisalign® can affect your orthodontic journey. In fact, it can make it harder to know if this treatment is right for you and it can even add bumps in the road while aligning the smile. So, our dentist, Dr. Richard Dycus, encourages you to find the answers to your questions. To help you do so, he is happy to share the answers to the following commonly asked questions about Invisalign:

Question No. 1: How does Invisalign work?
Answer: Invisalign involves the use of clear, plastic aligning trays to shift your teeth. These trays are shaped to the appearance of your smile, but they have small changes. They are shaped to move your teeth ever so slightly. When you wear them, the form of the tray will apply pressure to the teeth, which will force the teeth to move. You will wear a series of aligning trays during the treatment.

Question No. 2: How can I care for my Invisalign trays?
Answer: You should clean and care for your aligning trays regularly. You can clean them by using the Invisalign cleaning kit and following the instructions closely. You can care for your trays by keeping them in the case provided when you’re not wearing them. You should also avoid placing them in a hot environment because the heat can warp and misshape the appliance.

Question No. 3: Are there limitations when aligning my smile with Invisalign?
Answer: Because the aligning trays are removable, there are little to no limitations during treatment. You should be able to eat, drink, talk, brush, floss and perform other daily tasks regularly and with ease.

To learn more about Invisalign in Cookeville, Tennessee, please contact Dycus Dental when you get the chance. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about this beneficial treatment, so please don’t hesitate to dial 931-528-7977 now. We look forward to your phone call!