Invisalign FAQ


Invisalign FAQ

Does Invisalign really work?

Yes. Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth.

How much does Invisalign cost?

We understand that cost is always a concern, and our orthodontists will determine the price of treatment after examining your smile. It is typically in the same range as traditional metal braces and the cost depends on the complexity of the case and the estimated time of treatment.

How often will I have to wear my aligners?

Invisalign only works while you’re wearing the aligners. It’s recommended that you wear your aligners full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush, and floss your teeth.

Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?

Some people are affected more than others, but most adjust in a short period of time to the feeling of the aligners and do not have permanent changes in their speech.

Will the treatment be painful?

Each time you change to a new aligner, there may be some temporary discomfort while your teeth adjust to their new position. This is completely normal, and is a good sign that the treatment is working.

What do aligners look like?

Aligners are clear and nearly invisible. If you’ve ever seen clear tooth-whitening trays, that should give you a good idea of what the aligners look like. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit and move your teeth.

How does Invisalign work?

Our Invisalign-trained orthodontists at Dental Associates will utilize 3D computer imaging technology to demonstrate the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position. This imaging technology is then used to design an individualized series of custom-made aligners. The patient wears the aligner for about two weeks while the teeth move incrementally. After two weeks, the current aligner is replaced with the next one until the final position is achieved.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

Any insurance plan that covers orthodontics will cover Invisalign.