Invisalign® FAQ's

Is Invisalign® treatment right for me?

Yes! Invisalign® treatment is a virtually invisible solution to transform your smile, without interrupting your busy life. Technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common alignment and bite issues.

Are there any food restrictions?

None! Invisalign® clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions at all. With traditional wires and brackets, there’s a long list of foods you, unfortunately, can’t enjoy because they can damage or get stuck in your braces.

Is Invisalign® treatment painful?

Invisalign® treatment moves your teeth by applying a gentle, constant force.  Some may feel temporary pressure for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. This is normal, and a sign things are moving.

How long will my treatment take?

The length of treatment depends on the complexity of your case and how often you wear your aligners.  On average, Invisalign® treatment time is 12 to 18 months, though you can start seeing results in a matter of weeks.

What are attachments?

Attachments are small tooth-colored dots bonded to teeth. Aligners gently push on attachments in order to move teeth with the right amount of force. The complexity of your case will determine your need for attachments.

Will I need to wear a retainer?

Following completion of Invisalign® treatment, we recommend lifetime retainer wear to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position.