1. What is Invisalign?
Like braces, Invisalign is a tool that can be used to straighten teeth; unlike braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible! Invisalign straightens your teeth by using a series of aligners that you change out yourself.
2. What’s the minimum age for patients using Invisalign?
Invisalign can be used for patients as young as seven years old.
3. How many people choose Invisalign?
Over three million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. Dr. Elhady is an Elite Invisalign Provider, an accomplishment reached by only a few orthodontists!
4. What foods should I avoid eating when wearing Invisalign?
Since Invisalign is removable, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods during treatment.
5. Can I chew gum?
Chewing gum while you are wearing your aligners is not advised. But feel free to pop them out to enjoy a piece of gum. Just don’t forget to brush before you put them back in!
6. How often do I need to come into the office?
With Invisalign, our appointment intervals are completely flexible. If you are going off to college, Invisalign is a great option, providing flexibility that makes orthodontic treatment easy and convenient.
7. Can Invisalign fix my teeth?
With technological break throughs happening every six months in Invisalign technology, Dr. Elhady is able to treat the vast majority of orthodontic cases with Invisalign. Every Invisalign provider’s comfort and skill level is different based on their experience and education. Dr. Elhady has made it his priority to stay on the cutting edge of technology and has spent hundreds of hours learning Invisalign techniques to know what works and what does not work. Call us for a complimentary consultation.
8. How does AcceleDent Aura work?
AcceleDent Aura is a device that can speed up tooth movement. Through the use of SoftPulse Technology®, gentle vibrations are transmitted around your teeth to facilitate cellular activity and enhance tooth movement. Faster tooth movement may decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment and can help make your orthodontic experience more comfortable. The AcceleDent Aura mouthpiece fits around your existing orthodontic appliance is used for 20 minutes every day.
9. Is AcceleDent Aura safe?
Yes! AcceleDent Aura with SoftPulse Technology® has been proven safe through U.S. clinical trials and is cleared by the FDA as a Class II medical device.
10. What is SoftPulse Technology and why is it important?
Part of the way your orthodontic treatment works is by changing or remodeling the bones surrounding your teeth. As this remodeling process is accelerated, your teeth move more quickly. That’s where AcceleDent Aura comes in! By using tiny vibrations, or micropulses, SoftPulse Technology speeds up bone remodeling and tooth movement.