Invisalign FAQs

Here at Shults Orthodontics, we proudly serve the West Palm Beach and Wellington, Florida surrounding communities to offer affordable and flexible orthodontic care. We understand that not all of our patients have the same orthodontic needs - that’s why Shults Orthodontics proudly provides a wide variety of orthodontic treatments for our patients including braces, Invisalign and more.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the most common alternatives to metal braces. Rather than using metal brackets and wires, Invisalign involves plastic, removable aligners to straighten our teeth. These aligners have been created by a computer simulation in order to gradually move the teeth into perfect alignment. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks at a time, then the patient will switch to wearing his or her next aligner. There are often many commonly asked questions involving Invisalign, so we want to answer them for you. Continue reading below for more information:

Invisalign FAQ’s

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  • What is the typical Invisalign treatment time? Treatment for Invisalign averages from 6-18 months.
  • How many aligners will I be given during treatment? Our patients are given an average of 10-30 aligners over the course of their treatment.
  • How often should I wear my aligner? Shults Orthodontics recommends our patients wear their aligners as often as possible.
  • When should I remove my Invisalign aligners? Only remove your aligner to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  • Can Invisalign close teeth gaps? Absolutely! With your personalized aligners, your tooth gap should close - just like brackets and metal braces close gaps.
  • Is it normal for your teeth to move? Yes. It is normal for your teeth to move gradually each week.
  • What if I need an aligner replacement? If you need a replacement, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist.
  • How often should I visit Shults Orthodontics? We recommend that our patients visit our office every 8 to 10 weeks for progress checks.

Next Steps with Shults Orthodontics

If you have any further questions, please contact our office at (561) 793-9888. Shults Orthodontics’ office staff are here to answer any questions about your orthodontic and dental treatment needs.