Invisalign FAQ

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal braces to achieve the straight smile you desire.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works by proving precise pressure on your teeth in a controlled sequence so that they move together or individually as necessary to create a straighter smile. For more information, see How Invisalign Works.

What are Invisalign aligners made of?

The aligners are made of clear, BPA-free thermoplastic. They look similar to teeth whitening trays, but are of much higher quality and durability than the trays that come with over-the-counter whiteners.

What types of cases can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign can achieve most of the commonly-requested orthodontic procedures. It can correct gapped smiles, crowded smiles, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. For more information, see What Invisalign Treats.

Why should I choose Invisalign over braces?

When comparing the two procedures, Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional braces including:

  • Aligners nearly invisible
  • No special cleaning instructions
  • No diet restrictions
  • Removable for eating, cleaning, and other reasons
  • Comfortable with no sharp wires or brackets that can cut cheeks and tongue

For more information, see Invisalign vs. Braces.

How long does treatment take?

Treatment with Invisalign takes about as long as treatment with braces, about 7-12 months for most people.

How much does Invisalign cost?

Invisalign costs about the same amount as traditional braces. For more information, please see Invisalign cost.

How do I get Invisalign?

You can see our page How Do I Get Invisalign? or you can cut to the chase and contact Michael P. Folck, DDS for a consultation today.

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