Invisalign® offers a great alternative to traditional braces without the appearance of them. Invisalign® orthodontics will straighten teeth with an advanced clear aligner system to achieve a great smile. There are many advantages with Invisalign® orthodontics, just see the comparison chart.
|Comparison Chart||Invisalign®||Braces||Other Clear Aligners|
|Treats simple to complex cases||★||★|
|Proprietary SmartTrack® material for more predictable, controlled tooth movements¹||★|
|Removable aligners so you can enjoy all the foods and activities you love, and brush and floss easily||★||★|
|No injuries due to broken wires or brackets||★||★|
|No pain from sharp brackets and wires||★||★|
|Easier to see results at every stage of treatment||★||★|
|Frees up your busy schedule with office visits only every four to six weeks||★||★|
|Covered by many orthodontic insurance plans²||★||★||★|
|Teens in treatment are 2x more likely to have a boost in self-esteem³||★||★|
|Blue indicator dots for teens to monitor compliance||★|
|1. SmartTrack material vs. aligners made from off-the-shelf, single-layer .030-inch material.
2. Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment just as they would other orthodontic treatments. Ask your doctor about how to use your orthodontic insurance coverage to pay for Invisalign treatment.
3. The Invisalign Teen Confidence Survey was conducted in 2014 and polled 3,577 U.S. teenagers ages 13–17 and 2,118 U.S. mothers of teens ages 13–17, plus an oversample of 101 mothers of teens ages 13–17 who wear or have worn Invisalign clear aligners. The survey was conducted by Kelton, a leading global consumer insights and research firm.
Invisalign® is a clear aligner system with more than 20 years of clinical research and is backed by the data and experience of 4 million cases.
Up to 50% faster treatment times*
With weekly aligner changes, you’re on your way to the smile you want even faster.
SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features are clinically proven to achieve 75% more predictable tooth movement.**
Better fit, better comfort
Aligners made from SmartTrack® material are more comfortable, better fitting, and easier to put on and take off.***
Effective for a wide variety of cases
Proprietary SmartForce® features and SmartTrack® material make Invisalign treatment effective for complex cases. With innovations like these, your doctor can move your teeth more precisely.
Unique feature for teens
Invisalign® clear aligners for teens contain compliance indicators that fade from blue to clear to help gauge wear time.
How Does Invisalign® Treatment Work?
Your Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made for you. The aligners are virtually invisible and fit snugly over your teeth.
Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Your aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time.
When you change to the next set of aligners (typically every week) your teeth gradually move into position, following a custom treatment plan mapped out by your doctor.
Only Invisalign® clear aligners are made of proprietary, multilayer SmartTrack® material to gently shift your teeth into place.
If you have questions on an invisalign procedure, fill out our form and a staff member will contact you.