If you have minor or moderate orthodontic issues, you are likely a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign. So long
as your mouth is free of any oral health issues like gum disease or tooth decay, you will probably be eligible to
proceed with treatment. However, Invisalign is not for everyone. Severe orthodontic issues may not be able to be
addressed with Invisalign. In these cases, we usually recommend treatment with traditional metal or ceramic braces as
they can provide more powerful results. To find out about your options for orthodontic treatment, schedule your
While Invisalign trays look very similar to night guards and mouthguards, we do not recommend that you use Invisalign as
a nightguard. The clear plastic trays are designed to gently shift your teeth, not protect them. If you grind your teeth
at night, we may recommend that you get a night guard to protect your teeth and go with traditional braces instead of
Invisalign. If you wear your aligners at night and notice that they are becoming cracked or worn down, this may be a
sign that you are grinding your teeth at night. This will affect your treatment so be sure to let your doctor know right
away if you think you might be grinding your teeth.
The cost of treatment with Invisalign is usually comparable to the cost of traditional braces. Every case is different,
though, so it’s important to discuss your budget with your doctor. During your consultation, your doctor will consider
multiple factors including your needs, your lifestyle, and your budget before helping you decide which treatment to
Invisalign aligners are nearly impossible to see when wearing them. This is because they are made out of clear plastic
and are perfectly fit to your smile. Your trays will be custom-made trimmed to fit to your gum line for a more seamless
look. Plus there are no metal brackets or wires, so you can feel confident in your smile throughout treatment. However,
if you eat or drink with your aligners in, they could become stained, making them more visible.
These clear aligners are designed onto a mold of your teeth. A lab technician will apply layers of a photo-sensitive
liquid resin to this custom mold. Next, the technician will expose this resin to a laser, curing it into a hard, yet
flexible, thermoplastic. This plastic is called SmartTrack®, and it was created exclusively for Invisalign treatment.
It’s FDA-approved and contains no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten.