The trays are easy to clean, as are teeth during treatment. Rather than having to brush or floss around brackets, the clear trays can simply be removed and patients are able to brush their teeth as easily as they always have. Generally, patients begin wearing a new set of trays every 2 weeks. We typically give patients 3 sets of trays at each appointment, so patients should anticipate a short dental visit approximately every 6 weeks. During such appointments, Dr. Gottsponer or Dr. Fleeman will check on how things are progressing and patients will receive their new series of trays.
The Invisalign retainers will need to be taken out when eating or drinking anything other than water, and patients should ideally brush their teeth before putting retainers back on. After the treatment is done, a retainer is a portion of the day or at night to maintain the new alignment.
Choosing between the traditional braces and Invisalign really comes down to two things, your personal preferences, and your dental treatment needs. Invisalign won’t fix the most complex cases of malalignment, where braces can. But braces are also very noticeable, which is often a deal-breaker for many adults. Invisalign gives you the power to choose.
Dr. Gottsponer and Dr. Fleeman are always happy to answer any questions you may have about either form of treatment. Call 501-354-1305 to schedule your consultation, during which we can help you figure out which form of orthodontics is the right choice for you.