FAQ

The Invisalign® system is a series of clear aligners used to straighten teeth.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

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Will Invisalign® fit my lifestyle?

  • Time for a snack? No problem. Take out your aligners to eat or drink whenever you want, just make sure you are wearing them 21 hours a day.
  • Since Invisalign® is virtually invisible, chances are no one will even notice anything is different, until your new smile is revealed, of course.
  • You can remove your Invisalign® aligners, so you can brush and floss regularly and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • You can occasionally remove your Invisalign® aligners and enjoy a special night out.
  • There’s no need to change a thing. Continue your day-to-day activities while still straightening your teeth.
  • Be yourself with Invisalign®. Since it’s clear, you don’t have to hide your smile while going through treatment.
  • With Invisalign®, it’s easy to make your smile picture perfect for that special occasion.
  • Invisalign® appointments work with your schedule. Most visits are in and out, with a quick progress check once every six weeks.
  • If you ever have any specific questions about your treatment progress, please give our knowledgeable staff a call to discuss.

What is Invisalign®?

The Invisalign® system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Using advanced 3-D computer imaging technology, Invisalign® depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign® treatment time will be determined by your doctor based on your specific needs.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign®?

Invisalign® aligners are clear; no one should even notice that you’re wearing braces, making Invisalign® a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign® is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment simply by removing the aligners when you eat. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® does not use metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. In addition, you’ll spend less time in the doctor’s chair and scheduling appointments, and more time out doing the things you love. Lastly, Invisalign® allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start your treatment, so that you can preview how your straight teeth will look once your treatment is complete.

How many patients are being treated with Invisalign®?

More than 1,000,000 patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign®. The number of Invisalign® smiles grows daily. At your next appointment, we can help answer any questions you might have, and get you started on the smile you’ve always wanted.