Invisalign FAQs

Q: What is Invisalign® treatment?
A: Invisalign treatment is a series of removable clear & discrete aligners that gradually straighten teeth.

Q: How does Invisalign work?
A: Invisalign treatment is a series of movements strategically mapped out just for you by your orthodontist. Invisalign aligners will move your teeth with the right amount of pressure.

Q: How long will treatment take with Invisalign?
A: Typically, Invisalign treatment takes less time than braces. Depending on the complexity of your case, treatment can take anywhere from 6-24 months. Patients will start seeing results in as little as a few weeks.

Q: Are there restrictions on what I can eat and drink while in treatment?
A: Unlike braces, there are no restrictions with Invisalign treatment! Simply remove your aligners and place them in the case when eating or drinking. Then, after eating or drinking, brush and floss before placing them. If you cannot brush, a good rinse with water will suffice.

Q: How is Invisalign different?
A: Invisalign treatment is the world's most advanced transparent aligner system, backed by more than two decades of innovation. Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. In addition, there are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change how you brush and floss.

Q: What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment over Braces?
A: Invisalign clear aligners are discrete. You can straighten your teeth without metal brackets and wires. The aligners are removable; you can eat and drink without restrictions and brush and floss. Invisalign offers a patient App to track wear and reminders, send photos, and communicate with your doctor. Appointments are typically fast and convenient.

Q: Who is a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
A: Invisalign is a perfect solution for children, teens, and adults of all ages! We can correct most orthodontic dentitions; whether an overbite, underbite, crossbite or minor tooth movement, Invisalign can get you a straight, healthy smile

Q: Why is Invisalign a good option for my teen?
A: Invisalign is clear and discrete. Your teen will not have to worry about metal brackets or wires. They will be able to remove the aligner to brush and floss, making it easier for oral hygiene. There are no food restrictions with Invisalign, so your teen will not have to give up things like popcorn, hard, crunchy, or chew snacks and treats. Plus, Invisalign Teen offers a discrete blue dot on each aligner for parents & doctors to monitor wear.

Q: I’m afraid my teen or child will lose their aligners.
A: We set them up for success! Every Invisalign patient receives a stylish case to place their aligners when removed. In addition, our staff will provide complete instructions on what to do if an aligner should go missing.

Q: How much does Invisalign treatment cost, and what are the payment options?
A: Invisalign is the same cost as traditional braces. We offer low down payments and flexible payment plans. We want you to have the smile you deserve.

Q: What are Invisalign clear aligners made of?
A: Invisalign clear aligners are a flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign Treatment.

Q: Does insurance cover Invisalign treatment?
A: Like braces, most orthodontic insurance coverage covers Invisalign treatment. Our staff will check your insurance benefits to give you an estimate at your initial consultation.

Q: How will Invisalign treatment affect my life?
A: Invisalign is clear and discrete. You will not have to worry about the metal brackets and wires disrupting your smile throughout treatment. You will not have to give up any of your favorite foods, and you can brush and floss as usual. Invisalign appointments are usually faster and more convenient, taking less time out of your schedule for appointments. Best of all, you achieve the straight smile you’ve always wanted to boost your confidence so you can show off your beautiful smile!

Q: What happens when finished with Invisalign treatment?
A: Every patient will receive custom clear retainers to help keep their smile in place.

Q: What is the My Invisalign App?
A: The My Invisalign app is a free app offered by Invisalign, designed to help patients track their Invisalign wear, set reminders, and check in virtually with their doctor.