FAQs
Whether you’re considering Smilealign or already in treatment, it’s important to understand how Smilealign works. Please use this section to find answers to common questions. Then schedule an appointment with an experienced smilealigners provider to obtain details tailored to your specific needs.
THINKING ABOUT GETTING SMILEALIGNERS?

What Is Smilealign and How Does It Work?
What are aligners made of, and what do they look like? How do the aligners straighten teeth? How will Smilealign effectively move my teeth? What are the primary benefits of Smilealign?
What Is the Treatment Process?
How long will treatment take? How do I get started with Smilealign? Can I go to any dentist to be treated with Smilealign? How often must I wear my aligners? How often must I see my Smilealign doctor? My provider mentioned "attachments". What are they and why would I need them for my Smilealign treatment?
How Will It Affect My Life?
What are the primary benefits of Smilealign? Will Smilealign treatment be painful? How long will treatment take? Can I just wear the aligners while I sleep? Will wearing Smilealign aligners affect my speech? Are there restrictions as to what I can eat while in treatment? Will smoking stain the aligners? Can I drink alcohol with the aligners in? Can I chew gum while wearing aligners? How often must I wear my aligners? How often must I see my Smilealign doctor? Can the aligners slip off while I'm asleep? What are aligners made of, and what do they look like? Do Smilealign aligners contain Bisphenol-A (BPA)?
How Do I Take Care of My Aligners? What Happens After Treatment Is Completed? What if I've had braces, or have other special dental conditions? What Are the Costs and Payment Options?

ALREADY AN SMILEALIGNERS PATIENT?

What Is the Treatment Process? How Will It Affect My Life?
Are there restrictions as to what I can eat while in treatment? Will smoking stain the aligners? Can I drink alcohol with the aligners in? Can I chew gum while wearing aligners? How often must I wear my aligners? How often must I see my Smilealign doctor? I went on a trip and forgot to take my aligners with me. Will my aligners still fit? If I have food residue (like blueberries or pasta sauce) in my mouth when I put my aligners back in, can they become stained? I dropped my aligners in an unsanitary place. Do I need to sterilize them after I clean them? One of my aligners has cracked. What should I do?
What Happens After Treatment?
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