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Frequently asked questions

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With Invisalign®, adults who want to maintain their mature images don’t have to deal with the embarrassment of metal braces. Another obvious advantage of Invisalign® is that the aligners are removable, so patients can take them out to eat, brush, and floss.

Because they still have baby teeth that need room to come out, dentists don’t recommend Invisalign® for young children. Also, most kids don’t have the discipline needed to wear, care for, and keep up with the Invisalign® aligners.

Although the actual length of time depends on the individual case, usually Invisalign® will straighten your smile in 6 to 18 months, often less time than with traditional orthodontic therapy. Your dentist will see you every four to six weeks to monitor your progress.

Most patients love the fact that they can take their aligners out for eating, brushing, or on special occasions. For optimal results, you need to wear the aligners about 20 to 22 hours a day on a consistent basis.