Katsis Orthodontics: Invisalign FAQs
Q. I am interested in Invisalign and my dentist said I do not qualify. Do I have to have braces?
A. As an orthodontic specialist who has successfully treated a variety of orthodontic problems with Invisalign and has done extensive continuing education with Invisalign we find that very few people are not Invisalign candidates. No orthodontist in Bartlett, Bloomingdale, or West Chicago does more Invisalign than we do!
Q. How often do I wear my Invisalign aligners?
A. For best results you should wear your aligners all the time except for eating, brushing, flossing, and contact sports that require a mouth-guard. You should be wearing your aligners on average about 20 hours a day. Wearing your aligners less than prescribed will slow down or halt treatment and compromise results.
Q. I saw a Groupon/Coupon/Flyer for Invisalign that is so cheap it almost seems too good to be true, what gives?
A. Invisalign has several different treatment tiers allowing us to alter our pricing to reflect the complexity of the problem. Most people with teeth that are moderately crooked or have any bite discrepancies require comprehensive Invisalign treatment. If your teeth do not require a full series of Invisalign aligners we will use an abbreviated form of Invisalign and pass along the savings to you.
It is of utmost importance that you find out what type of Invisalign treatment you are getting prior to beginning Invisalign at our office or at any office. It is also important to make sure that the coupon you got for inexpensive Invisalign includes diagnostic records, retainers, revisions, and routine maintenance. It is not unusual that these are added expenses that will make the total treatment cost add up very quickly. Additionally, make sure that you are actually receiving Invisalign aligners and not a competing product! An orthodontist is the best choice for Invisalign treatment because orthodontists have the most experience with Invisalign and are best suited to straighten your teeth, smile, and bite.