- Practically invisible
- Can be removed for meals or social events
- Easily cleaned and maintained
- Comfortable to wear
- Shorter, fewer appointments
- No referrals necessary
What are some differences between Invisalign and metal braces?
Many people, particularly those who are older, don’t want to wear conspicuous metal brackets and wires in their mouth. For adults, Invisalign is an appealing alternative to conventional metal braces. The smooth aligners are also comfortable to wear.
And because the aligners are removable versus fixed, it’s easy to keep gums and teeth healthy. You don’t have to deal with brushing and flossing around brackets and wires as you would with metal braces.
How many appointments does it take to get Invisalign?
All of this information is sent to the Invisalign laboratory. Within a couple of weeks, your set of aligners are sent back to our practice, where you can pick them up from and start wearing them straightaway.
How many sets of aligners will I need?
How long does Invisalign teeth straightening take?
Teeth straightening treatment times can vary significantly between patients. It depends if your teeth are moderately or severely crooked. Adults often take longer than teenagers because their teeth are more set. Everyone is different, and each patient’s teeth can respond uniquely to treatment.
The total treatment time for Invisalign averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
How often do I have to wear my aligners?
When you remove your aligners to eat and drink or to clean them and brush your teeth, be sure you put them right back in. If you have any large gaps of treatment time that will extend the length of treatment time.