Your Smile’s Potential: Invisalign FAQs

November 24, 2023
A woman about to wear her Invisalign® in North Tampa

If you’re considering Invisalign® to achieve a straighter, more confident smile, you likely have a few questions. In this blog, we’ll address some of the most common inquiries about Invisalign in North Tampa to help you make an informed decision. 

A girl happy to have her Invisalign® in North Tampa

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired positions. These aligners are custom-made for your teeth and are virtually invisible when worn. 

How long does Invisalign treatment take?  

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on your specific case, but it takes about 12 to 18 months on average. Complex cases may take longer, while minor adjustments can be completed in as little as six months. 

Are Invisalign aligners painful to wear?

Most patients experience some initial discomfort or pressure when starting a new set of aligners. This discomfort indicates the aligners are working to move your teeth. However, it is generally less painful than traditional braces, and any discomfort typically subsides within a few days. 

How frequently should I use my Invisalign?

You should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day for optimal results. Remove them only for eating, drinking (excluding water), brushing, and flossing. 

Can I eat or drink with Invisalign on? 

You should remove your aligners when eating or drinking anything other than water. This helps keep them clean and prevents stains. After that, remember to brush your teeth before replacing them. 

Will Invisalign affect my speech?

While you may have a slight adjustment period, most people adapt quickly and find that Invisalign does not significantly impact their speech. 

A dentist showing Invisalign® in North Tampa

Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign® in North Tampa!

These are just a few of the most common questions about Invisalign. If you’re considering this treatment, consult with Lake Park Dental, who can provide personalized guidance and address any additional concerns you may have. 

Invisalign has helped countless individuals achieve the smile they’ve always wanted discreetly and comfortably, and it might be the right choice for you, too. Call us now! 


*Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.