Invisalign FAQ


Orthodontic Treatment in Lawrence, KS

At HWH Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a smile they feel proud to show off. As a leading orthodontic practice serving the Lawrence and Topeka areas, we strive to provide high-quality orthodontic treatments that are convenient for our patients' lifestyles. We understand that every patient is unique and offer a variety of treatment options – and Invisalign is one of the most convenient. If you're considering straightening your teeth with Invisalign, you can find answers to some of the most common questions here.

Common Questions About Invisalign

What is Invisalign, exactly?
Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable plastic trays called aligners instead of metal brackets and wires, like braces. Invisalign aligners are smooth to the touch, almost invisible when worn, and easy to remove for things like eating and oral hygiene.

How does Invisalign work?
After your orthodontic evaluation, your Lawrence orthodontist will create a detailed, customized treatment plan for you, then use that to custom-manufacture your own set of Invisalign aligners. You'll wear each pair of aligners for 2 weeks before moving to the next set, and once you finish your last pair, your new smile is yours to keep.

How much do I need to wear my aligners?

You'll wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth.

Can I chew gum with my aligners in?
Unfortunately, gum can warp your aligners, so you'll need to remove them to chew gum.

Can I smoke with Invisalign?
Smoke can warp and discolor aligners, so you'll need to remove them in order to smoke.

Why should I choose Invisalign over braces?
Only you and your Topeka orthodontist can decide on the right treatment for you, but due to its unique construction, Invisalign carries a number of benefits compared to more traditional treatments like braces. A few of the benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Virtually invisible when worn
  • Easy to take out for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene
  • Brushing & flossing is easy and doesn't require special tools like floss threaders
  • Smooth construction means Invisalign is more comfortable than braces

How frequently will I need to schedule check up appointments?
Every patient is different, but we schedule check up appointments every 5-6 weeks for most patients. We may decide to schedule them more or less frequently depending on your needs.

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation with Your Topeka, KS Orthodontist

If you're interested in getting Invisalign in Topeka or Lawrence, HWH Orthodontics would love to help. Our experienced orthodontists have helped countless patients improve their smiles through Invisalign, and we'd be thrilled to do the same for you. Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign or request an appointment using our easy online form. We can't wait to help you achieve a beautiful new smile through Invisalign!