Invisalign is one of the newest ways to straighten your
teeth and get the smile you've always wanted.
How does Invisalign work?
determine a complete treatment plan
from the initial position of your teeth to
the final desired position.
Then, clear aligners are custom-made
for your teeth based on these results.
Each is work for a couple weeks, and
then replaced by the next in the series,
so your teeth will gradually move to the
final ideal position.
What are the main advantages of Invisalign?
•The Invisalign aligners are nearly clear, so it's likely people won't even
notice you're wearing braces. And, unlike braces, you can eat and drink
all of the foods you enjoy, and brush and floss as you normally would
simply by removing the aligners.
•Finally, Invisalign doesn't use any metal brackets or wires that could
irritate your mouth - this also means you'll spend less time in the dentist's
chair because you won't need to come in for adjustments.
Can I go to any dentist for treatment with Invisalign?
•Dentists who offer patients with
Invisalign are required to undergo
instructional sessions to become a
trained Invisalign provider.
Additionally, these dentists must take
part in ongoing training classes that will
gain them the designation of "Preferred
•When choosing the right dentist for
your procedure, ask them if they're a
preferred provider, or if they've been
properly trained to treat you with
Is Invisalign painful?
Invisalign is able to
straighten your teeth
without the pain associated
with the wires used in
braces. However, it's
possible for you to
experience a temporary
discomfort or pressure
during the first few days of
This is okay and normal - it just means the treatment is working and
your teeth are getting closer to their final destination.
Is the Invisalign is not suitable for certain people?
Invisalign is appropriate for most teens
The only individuals that Invisalign isn't
suitable for are those who still have baby
teeth or second molars that haven't
If you think you're a candidate, your
dentist or orthodontist will be able to
determine if Invisalign treatment is right
Are there foods we should avoid while using Invisalign aligners?
No. Since the aligners can be removed, you have much more flexibility in what you can eat or
drink. The two main things that should be avoided while wearing Invisalign aligners is chewing
gum and smoking, as it can discolor the aligners.
I used to wear braces and my teeth have since shifted. Can Invisalign
Many of the more than 1 million wearers of Invisalign have worn braces in their past and
have experienced shifting afterward. Invisalign can usually correct the problem without
having to go through the social awkwardness associated with wearing metal braces.
How much does Invisalign cost?
Like most medical treatments, the cost of Invisalign can vary depending on several
factors, including how difficult your case is, how long your treatment is, where you live,
and your insurance coverage. The national average for treatment is about $5,000, but
this can range anywhere from $3,500 to $8,000.
I've heard that Invisalign aligners contain BPA - is this true?
No, it's a common misconception that
Invisalign aligners contain Bisphenol-A
They're actually made from
USP Class VI medical
grade, polyurethane resins
and pass all regulatory
requirements to be worn in