Have you decided to undergo Invisalign treatment? If so, you may be researching top tips, FAQ’s, and lots of before and after photos.

Keep reading to find out more about Invisalign and to learn from common mistakes people make while undergoing their treatment.

1. Seeing a dentist and not an orthodontist.

When it comes to any dental treatment, choosing a qualified practice and provider can make or break your results. Orthodontists, like Dr. Speaks, have completed specialized training, requiring years of extra education, making him an expert in his field. Contact us today to learn more about the orthodontic services we offer.

2. Not doing your research first.

Before you make an appointment, do a little research first. You will feel better walking into your consultation when you have an idea of what you will be going over with your orthodontist. Write down a list of questions and ask to see some before and after photos — sometimes it’s not just the quantity of patients that matter, it’s the quality of their results.

3. Failing to wear your Invisalign aligners for the recommended time frame.

You can take out your aligners when you sleep, eat, drink, and play contact sports. But other then that, you should keep your aligners in for the rest of the day, — and don’t skip any days during your treatment either! Your teeth can easily shift, which will end up making your treatment longer, and more expensive because you will have to have new aligners made.

4. Expecting a quick fix.

There are many pros when it comes to choosing Invisalign aligners, but just like any other orthodontic treatment — it doesn’t happen overnight! Treatment usually ranges from six to 12 months. You may see noticeable improvement before your treatment is over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop wearing your aligners altogether. Wait it out, the end results will be worth it.