Invisalign® FAQs

What is the cost of Invisalign?

The cost of Invisalign can vary from patient to patient. However, the cost of Invisalign is probably much less than what you are imagining. Also, many insurance companies cover at least part of the cost of Invisalign. We will partner with you to discuss the cost of Invisalign with you.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system that uses clear plastic tray aligners to straighten teeth. These aligners use a gradual, consistent pressure to give you a lovely smile.

How long do I wear the invisible braces trays?

There are two answers to that. One–you wear the trays all the time that you aren’t eating, drinking or brushing and flossing. It’s necessary to wear them 23 hours per day for these adult orthodontics to work effectively. Two–you wear each set of invisible braces trays for two weeks. Every two weeks, you swap out the trays for new invisible braces trays.

Why are they called invisible braces?

Invisalign adult orthodontics are called invisible braces because they are made from clear plastic and fit right over your teeth. You can smile, laugh and have your photo taken and no one will know you’re getting your teeth straightened!

Why are Invisalign invisible braces called adult orthodontics?

Invisalign invisible braces were created especially for older teens and adults who have already had all their adult teeth grow in. Adult orthodontics systems are created for people who want to look great, even while they are getting their smile perfected.

Do Invisalign invisible braces hurt?

Some of our patients have told us that they feel slight discomfort when they get a new set of aligner trays. But typically, there is minimal pain and it is far less than anything they would feel if they were using traditional metal braces.

How long do Invisalign invisible braces take to straighten teeth?

The Invisalign invisible braces adult orthodontics system works faster than traditional metal braces. Our excellent doctors at Cary Family Dental can discuss how long it will take to give you the smile of your dreams and partner with you in deciding if Invisalign invisible braces are right for you.

If you have more questions about Invisalign or adult orthodontics, please feel to contact us at our practice in Cary! We would love to help and even schedule a consultation if you’d like, so call today if you are in the Morrisville or Apex, NC area!