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Invisalign – Questions and Answers

Dr. Lu of Alexandria Dental Care is pleased to answer the many dental related questions of her patients from Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland. This section provides questions and answers for many frequently asked questions regarding clear wireless braces with Invisalign.


How often must I wear my aligners?
Invisalign only works while you are wearing the aligners. We recommend you wear your aligners full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush and floss your teeth.

Are their restrictions to what I can eat or drink?
In general, no. Unlike traditional orthodontics, you can eat and drink anything you desire, because you remove your aligners.

Will wearing the Invisalign aligners affect my speech?
Like all orthodontic treatments, aligners may temporarily affect your speech, and you may have a slight lisp for a while. However, you will get used to the aligners and the impediment should go away.

Will the treatment be painful?
Most people experience tooth soreness for a few days after starting each new stage. This is normal. It is a sign that the aligners are working.

How do I clean my aligners?
We recommend you brush your aligners every time you brush your teeth. So at least 2-3 times per day. Soaking them in a denture cleaner while you eat is another good idea, this will leave them clean and fresh.

Will other people easily notice when I am wearing Invisalign aligners?
The Invisalign clear aligners are virtually undetectable to others.

Are the Invisalign aligners difficult to remove?
The aligners are removable for eating brushing and flossing. No need to miss out on your favorite foods.

Will Invisalign be comfortable to wear?
The Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear, since there are no brackets, wires, or permanent fixtures.

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