Advanced Dental Care of Ocala
1500 SE 17th Street, Building 400, Ocala, FL 34471

Eight Facts to Face before Getting Invisalign

Before you get Invisalign®, discover eight essential facts about wearing and caring for clear braces.

  1. Are there any foods to avoid with clear braces?

You can enjoy whatever you want because Invisalign must be removed before eating. Feel free to enjoy all of your favorite foods, unless otherwise instructed by your Invisalign provider. This makes Invisalign a more carefree and convenient alternative to metal braces, which require restricting many foods. Just be sure to brush and floss your teeth after every meal before reinserting the clear braces.

  1. Am I allowed to chew gum with Invisalign?

No, because gum will stick to clear braces. Always remove them before having any food or snacks to avoid this situation.

  1. Is drinking alcohol allowed with Invisalign?

It’s all right to consume a moderate amount of alcohol, as long as you properly clean both your teeth and the clear braces right after because alcohol can be sugary.

  1. Will smoking stain or discolor clear braces?

Yes, smoking can leave permanent marks and stains.

  1. How much time should I wear Invisalign each day?

You need to wear your clear braces for between 20 and 22 hours a day to reach your treatment goals on time. You should only remove them to eat, brush, and floss.

  1. What if I accidentally travel without my clear braces?

It depends on how long you go without them. They should still fit if you’re only away for a brief amount of time, but you may feel some slight discomfort at first. If you’re away for a while, you must alert your Invisalign provider, who can help you handle the dilemma.

  1. When do I need to visit my Invisalign provider?

Your Invisalign provider will want to see you on a regular basis, which is about once every four to six weeks. These visits ensure that you’re progressing properly.

  1. How long will my treatment be?

Since every person and case is different, the length of your treatment can only be determined by your Invisalign provider. In general, most adults average around 12 months of wear, while the average time for teens can vary based on their needs. Still, this takes much less time than traditional braces, which makes Invisalign a much faster treatment alternative to metal braces.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Ocala today at (352) 502-4381 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Ocala, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Ocala.

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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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