I have some health complications and am nervous about leaving my house too much. However, I’ve been having jaw pain and migraines and learned that this could be a result of my bite being off. I know it is off and has been for years. I’d like to give Invisalign to straighten out my teeth, but am afraid to have to go to the dentists too often because of COVID. How often would I have to be at the dentist’s office?
It is true that your bite being off can cause those issues. When left untreated that can even lead to TMJ Disorder. Being proactive is a great idea. With Invisalign, you will change your aligners once every two weeks. Typically, we would give the patient two sets of aligners and do a check on their progress and gum health once a month.
Some dentists would likely agree to let you come in less often, but that would depend on the complexity of your case. Some cases need more supervision than others. You should know no matter how many times you have come to the office dentists are taking cleanliness and precautions very seriously. You will be safe.
A Hidden Benefit to Invisalign
Those wonderful clear aligners that straighten your teeth in comfort can also double as teeth whitening trays. This will allow you to simultaneously straighten and whiten your teeth; giving you the equivalent of a mini-smile makeover at a fraction of the cost.
This blog is brought to you by Midtown, Manhattan Dentist Dr. Marianna Farber.