How Does Invisalign Work?

How Does Invisalign Work?

Much like braces, Invisalign offers more than just a treatment to straighten teeth. Invisalign also offers promising results to correct bite issues that require special diagnosis and treatments. It’s no wonder there are more than 4 million Invisalign patients who have enjoyed the comfort and confidence that the treatment can bring into their lives.

Our expert team has received countless of important questions from our patients about Invisalign. We’ve rounded up some of our most FAQ below to help you make the best decision about your orthodontic treatment.

How does Invisalign work?

A set of clear, computer-generated trays is designed to be custom fitted to your mouth. The tray is ideally worn 24 hours a day for up to two weeks. At which point, you’ll go back to your orthodontist to receive a new set of trays and the process continues on for roughly up to a year. The new trays will continue to allow your teeth to shift based on the needs of your treatment. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign can control not just the movement of the teeth, but the timing of the movement allowing for a more efficient process.

What are the benefits?

The first and primary benefit is the ability to straighten your teeth and correct orthodontic issues without the appearance of metal braces.

Additionally, Invisalign helps its patients, especially teenagers, feel comfortable in social situations who are concerned about getting food stuck in the metal brackets or worried about their speech.

Several of our patients find the best feature has been the reduced time needed for adjustments. As opposed to metal braces, Invisalign aligners are exchanged quickly leaving the patient in and out of the doctor’s office in much less time.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Through the years, Invisalign has continued to proven itself as a versatile and adaptable orthodontic treatment. We find that Invisalign is ideal for patients who are looking to correct gapped or crowded teeth as well as overbites, underbites and crossbites. If you’re considering Invisalign, it’s best to consult with your orthodontist in regards to what is best for your treatment and smile.

How much does it cost?

Much like any other orthodontic treatment, Invisalign costs will be dependent on the severity and length of your proposed treatment. In general, Invisalign is comparable to traditional metal braces. For further information about specific costs, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rice and his team.

If you’re ready to get started, schedule a consultation with our orthodontist today. We are happy to provide you answers to all of your questions and offer a thorough consultation to help you make the right decision about the right treatment for you.