Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Eight Answers about Living with Invisalign

Are you considering straightening your teeth with Invisalign® instead of metal braces? Find out eight important things about living with clear braces.

  1. What shouldn’t I eat with Invisalign?

You can enjoy whatever you want since clear braces 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. Can I chew gum with clear braces?

No, because gum will stick to Invisalign. You should remove your clear braces before having any food or snacks to prevent this problem.

  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 since alcohol can be sugary.

  1. Can smoking leave stains on clear braces?

Yes, smoking may cause discoloration.

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

You must wear your clear braces for between 20 and 22 hours a day to achieve the best results. Only take them out to eat, brush, and floss.

  1. How long will my treatment be?

Because 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.

  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. 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.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Downtown Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue today at (313) 879-4769 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Downtown Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue, 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 Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue.

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Staff was polite and answered all my questions Service was good and done on a timely basis. I felt very comfortable there.
Everett D.
Gentle Dental Jefferson was a wonderful experience for me. The service was great; the parking validation is the best; and the staff is well informed […]
Emma M.
I'm very pleased with the customer service I receive at Gentle Dental Jefferson. I recommend this office to anyone that is looking for a dentist.
Emma M.
Kind, considerate and attentive service.
Onious H.
Dr. Weiss is terrific!!! This is the first Dentist I've been to and I felt no pain from start to finish-I hate needles, but with Dr. Weiss there was […]
Anonymous
Great service and friendly staff. There was a long wait 15 mins beyond my appointment time but once I was chair there were no delays.
Anonymous
The service was fast and pain free and I very friendly staff and a clean office but the parking sucks I had to pay the parking attended $5 to park so […]
Audrey B.
I always have a great experience here. The staff is friendly, the wait time is decent and the staff has no problem verifying insurance coverage and […]
Catrinia S.
Surprisingly fast this visit. I definitely see improvement from previous visits where wait times were ridiculous. PLEASE keep up the good work!
Sharonna B.
The first time I walked into the space I felt nervous. The staff at the front welcomed me and remembered me by my name and my fancy shoes I always […]
Sabrina N.
My visit to Gentle Dental Jefferson went very well. The waiting period was about one half hour. The service included a cleaning and an evaluation. I […]
Emma M.
I was in real pain. Walked into the office on Jefferson. The staff responded to me right away. Everyhing was explained to me, and I was put in exam […]
Roman A.
Staff was extremely nice and understanding of the problem I came in with. Very tentative to my needs. The work preformed by Tanya and Dr Quinn was […]
Tina H.
Great job.
Danny R.
Great place to have dental work done. The doctor and his assistants are good. Everyone is polite and professional. I'm very pleased with the Gentle […]
Anonymous
people were friendly, good service
Wilbert B.
Dr. Dhillin was awesome!
Desiree F.
It was a totally worthwhile experience, all of the assistance, receptionist, hygen, & Dentist conducted themselves very professionally making it a […]
Patrick K.
On March 28, 2014 I had some extractions done. I have not had any pain and even the needle didn't hurt. Gentle Dental is by far the Best!!!
Octavia B.
Very down to earth, kind people. Always keeps me coming back!
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