Have you heard of “invisible braces” but aren’t totally sure what that means? If that sounds like you, keep reading! In this post, we’re going to highlight seven things you probably didn’t know about Invisalign invisible braces – an innovative orthodontic treatment option that could help you get a healthy, straight smile with very few people noticing.

A Comfortable Option

Invisalign is popular with patients for being a comfortable alternative to braces. Thanks to the subtle adjustments that happen with each new aligner tray, you won’t experience very much discomfort during your treatment. The trays are smooth and shouldn’t irritate the insides of your mouth, and you’ll never experience wires poking your cheeks or tongue.

Clear and Discreet

Many of our patients are curious about invisible braces because they want the most discreet option they can find, and Invisalign delivers on being subtle and hard to see! Invisalign is made of a durable, high quality clear material that resists staining. You remove the trays to eat and drink so they will stay nearly invisible throughout treatment—and you’ll never have to worry about food residue getting caught!

How Long Will Invisible Braces Take?

Invisalign invisible braces take roughly the same amount of time as traditional braces—between 12-24 months for most teen or adult patients. Of course, each case is unique and only your orthodontist will be able to tell you exactly how long you can expect to wear your aligner trays.

What Do Invisible Braces Cost?

The cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces. If you’d like to see what you can expect for costs, you can use our helpful Online Payment Calculator. Just enter a few details, like any insurance coverage and a down-payment if you have one, and you’ll be able to see what you could expect for regular payments.

Will Treatment Require Fewer Visits?

For some patients, it might be the case that you’ll have fewer visits with your orthodontist when you’re undergoing treatment with Invisalign. However, you’ll still need to visit us regularly so we can monitor your progress and give you your up-to-date aligner trays. You will also have to visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings throughout your treatment with Invisalign.

Convenience and Ease

Because you can remove Invisalign invisible braces, it’s a convenient way to get a healthy smile! You take the trays out when eating or drinking so there are no restrictions on your diet. You can also remove the trays to give your teeth a good brushing and flossing!

Invisalign is Great For a Range of Issues

Invisalign can be used for a range of mild to moderate (and in very specific cases even more complex) orthodontic issues. Commonly, it can be the right tool to correct open bites, overbites, crossbites, underbites, irregular spacing and more.

Are you ready to learn if Invisalign is the right option for you? Schedule your FREE consultation today!