Invisalign FAQ

Invisalign® FAQ

How long is the normal Invisalign treatment process?

Our typical treatment time is 12-15 months

How quickly do you see results?

Our patients can start to see their teeth moving after just the first few trays (about 6 weeks)

Is Invisalign an option for all age groups?

We treat a majority of our adult patients with Invisalign and some of our mature teenagers

Is the Invisalign program as effective as the regular metal braces system?

Generally speaking, yes. There are some instances where Invisalign is more effective than regular braces and some instances where regular braces are more effective than Invisalign.

Are the Invisalign trays worn 24 hours each day?

Trays can be removed for eating, brushing / flossing, and special occasions…clearly the biggest advantage over regular braces

What is the average cost of the Invisalign treatment?

Most Invisalign cases range from $4000 to $6000 depending on the length of treatment and the complexity of the tooth movement.

Is there any discomfort associated with the Invisalign process?

There is some soreness as the teeth first start to move but this generally lasts for the first day or two. Generally a very comfortable process

Does the Invisalign affect your speech?

Usually not at all.

Is everyone needing braces, a candidate for Invisalign?

Our doctor will have to evaluate your teeth and your bite to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign. Due to the high number of cases we have treated with Invisalign, it is very likely you may be a candidate.

How often are office visits necessary?

Every 6-8 weeks

Is it always necessary for Invisalign to be worn on both upper and lower teeth?

In most cases yes (There is no additional fee in treating one versus both arches of teeth

Can the Invisalign trays be used with whitening processes as well?


After the Invisalign process is complete, is there maintenance necessary?

As with all orthodontic patients, retainers are necessary to help maintain the result. Retainers come in many forms and we work with our patients to find a routine that best fits their needs.