Invisalign FAQ

Frequently Asked Clear Braces Questions in Los Gatos CA

How long will I wear Invisalign?

Treatment time is similar to that of traditional braces, about 18 months, but your treatment plan will be mapped out according to your unique needs and goals. Once it’s been established, you will be provided with a new set of clear aligners every couple of weeks, and you will need to wear them 20-22 hours a day. Each set of aligners will transform your smile as it gently moves your teeth into place.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

You may feel a small amount of pressure the first day or two as the clear braces shift your teeth, but Tylenol tends to be sufficient in reducing any minimal pain.

Can you eat with Invisalign?

Good question. You cannot. It’s important to take your aligners out when you are eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. The important thing is to wear them as much as you can, at least 20-22 hours a day. One of the biggest benefits of clear aligners is the freedom to eat whatever you want—no restrictions!

What foods can you not eat with Invisalign?

Invisalign is unlike conventional braces that have a long list of restricted food. Quite the contrary, Invisalign straightens your teeth without restricting your diet. Simply remove the invisible aligners and eat whatever food you choose.

How often should you clean your Invisalign aligners?

Brushing your teeth and your aligners after every meal is ideal. Regular cleaning will help prevent them from getting stained. To brush your aligners, use a toothbrush, toothpaste, and lukewarm water. Hot water tends to warp the plastic.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign treatment?

Almost everyone is an excellent candidate for Invisalign, especially if you’re desiring to change the position of your teeth without bonded brackets and wires. If your child is old enough to keep track of their aligners when they remove them to eat, Invisalign may be a great teeth-straightening solution.

How much does Invisalign cost?

Invisalign costs about the same amount as that of metal braces. However, since every patient is unique, we know that every financial situation is as well, and we want to make sure you get the smile you deserve. Come in for a consultation with us where we can present all the possible costs upfront and help you understand your insurance benefits.

Are You Ready to Take Care of Your Smile?

If you would like additional information about Invisalgn/Clear Braces or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Santos,

Call our office in Los Gatos, CA at 4083566033 or