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Invisalign makes clear plastic aligners that straighten teeth, correcting issues ranging from simple to complex. Patients visit an Invisalign-trained doctor for a consultation to get a customized treatment plan. Treatment takes an average of 12 to 18 months, during which the user wears aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, switching them out every one to two weeks. According to the company, over 9 million people worldwide have used its liners.

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    Pros

    • Nearly invisible aligners
    • Free consultations
    • Treats simple to complex cases

    Cons

    • No guarantees
    • More expensive than competitors

    Bottom Line

    Invisalign’s nearly invisible aligners straighten teeth without wires or brackets. Treatment requires doctor visits every four to six weeks and lasts an average of 12 to 18 months. Cost is similar to that of braces.

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    They are a comfortable fit and removable when eating and cleaning. Saw visible results In 6 weeks and in 6 months my teeth were 90 percent straight. I used them longer because my ...

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    I love my Invisalign! I had a few crooked teeth on the bottom row so my dentist recommended them. I have about 6 months left of wearing them but they are the best. Could not be mo...

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    What is Invisalign?

    Invisalign is a treatment that straightens teeth using nearly invisible aligners that are clear, plastic and removable and have no wires or brackets. Invisalign customizes aligners to treat tooth crowding, overbite, underbite, crossbite, gaps and open-bite conditions in adults and teenagers.

    Invisalign treatment lasts an average of 12 to 18 months, with costs similar to those of braces. Unlike other companies that make invisible braces, Invisalign requires regular, in-person visits to a doctor. Over 9 million people around the world have used Invisalign, according to the company.

    How does Invisalign work?

    Get started with Invisalign by taking the assessment on its website. You’ll answer questions about your age and teeth. If you're a good fit, Invisalign's Smile Concierge Team will help you schedule a consultation with an Invisalign-trained doctor in your area.

    During this exam, you’ll receive a 3D scan of your teeth and a preview of your new smile. This is a good time to ask questions about how long treatment will last and how much it will cost. Bring your insurance card if you have coverage.

    Once you approve the treatment plan, Invisalign creates your customized aligners with its SmartTrack material. You will need to wear the Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours a day and change them every one to two weeks. You’ll remove the aligners when eating, drinking, brushing your teeth and flossing. Treatment for teens may come with compliance indicator dots so parents know their children are wearing their aligners.

    You can expect regular checkups with your doctor every four to six weeks. Treatment may require SmartForce attachments for complex tooth movement. Once you are done wearing the aligners, your doctor will likely recommend that you wear retainers. Invisalign recommends Vivera retainers.

    How much does Invisalign cost?

    Your doctor determines the cost of Invisalign treatment based on the complexity of your case and how many aligners you need. Invisalign states that the price of treatment is “about the same” as braces. It gives examples of quotes on its website ranging from $3,400 to $7,100.

    Some dental and health insurance providers cover part of the cost of Invisalign. Before going in for your consultation, contact the provider to ask if it accepts your insurance. You can contact your insurer to check your benefits or ask your provider to do it for you.

    Ask your doctor also about a monthly payment plan. Keep in mind that you may be able to use a health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) to pay for invisible braces. Speak with your benefits manager and doctor’s office about using money from an HSA or FSA.

    Invsalign FAQ

    Can Invisalign ruin your teeth?
    During your initial consultation with the Invisalign-trained doctor, ask about the risks associated with Invisalign. During treatment, it’s important to maintain good oral health, with regular visits to your dentist and the doctor monitoring your treatment. You’ll need to remove your aligners before eating or drinking and brush your teeth after every meal before putting the aligners back in your mouth. Follow your provider’s instructions and let them know if you’re experiencing any problems.
    Can your teeth move back after Invisalign?
    Yes, your teeth can shift back after treatment. Your doctor will likely recommend wearing custom-made retainers.
    Is Invisalign a permanent fix?
    Invisalign treatment is designed to provide lasting results. Your doctor may recommend wearing a retainer so that your teeth don’t shift back to their original positions.
    Can you eat normally with Invisalign?
    There are no food restrictions with Invisalign. You just need to take out the aligners before eating and brush your teeth before putting them back in.
    Does Invisalign change your face shape?
    It’s possible that Invisalign can change the shape of your face. If you have concerns or questions about how treatment can change your face shape, ask your dentist or orthodontist during the initial consultation; they may be able to show you specific areas of your face that can change.
    Does Invisalign hurt?
    You may feel some discomfort or pressure during the first few days of wearing new aligners. This is normal and a sign that the aligners are working. If you have persistent discomfort, you should let your doctor know.
    Can Invisalign fix an overbite?
    Yes, Invisalign can fix an overbite. Schedule a consultation with a doctor in your area to see how Invisalign can help.
    Is Invisalign covered by insurance?
    It depends on your insurance plan. In many cases, insurers cover Invisalign the same way they cover traditional braces. Insurance might cover a certain dollar amount or a specific percentage of the cost. To find out if your dental or health insurance covers Invisalign, contact your insurance company or ask your Invisalign doctor’s office if it will do a benefits check.

    Is Invisalign worth it?

    Invisalign is a well-known alternative to traditional braces that's designed to be just as effective at correcting teeth in adults and teenagers. There are many appealing factors: The aligners are nearly invisible and removable, there are no brackets or wires and the treatment time is often shorter. Trained dental and orthodontic professionals oversee treatment. The cost is similar to the cost for braces, but Invisalign tends to be more expensive than other companies offering invisible braces. If you’re considering options to straighten your teeth, we recommend looking for a free Invisalign consultation with a doctor in your area.

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    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 29, 2021

    Invisalign worked well for my son. He was in middle school at the time, and he's very much liked not having wires. There were no hassles or pain from broken wires, either. The timeline was the same as for standard braces. The Invisalign braves gave him a bit of a lisp at first, but that went away soon, when he got used to them. He was very diligent about cleaning them and not eating between meals, so everything went smoothly. I recommend them highly. It seems the price could be much less, which goes for regular braces, too.

    3 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 23, 2021

    They move you through slowly altering your teeth. I wish I had not throwing out my previous set because sometimes you need to go back to the previous set. Also don’t use toothpaste to clean them because it scratches them and they are no longer invisible. Overall I was very pleased. Just didn’t want it so obvious after I scratched them.

    7 people found this review helpful

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      Rated with 5 stars
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      Original review: April 20, 2021

      Invisalign braces are a wonderful solution for adults needing braces. I would not recommend them for teenagers, especially boys. You have to pay more attention to brushing and cleaning than most young people do not like to do. I would also recommend really taking a deep dive into the differences between traditional braces and Invisalign before deciding. All in all, I would choose the Invisalign.

      3 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 5 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: April 18, 2021

      Invisalign really lives up to their name. While you are wearing braces, they are hardly noticeable and near to invisible. They're comfortable and don't get in the way of normal activities like eating and chewing. They are simply there, helping your teeth slowly become aligned over time. That's where the second part of the name comes in: Align. They work to gradually over time transform your mouth with straighter teeth and a better bite. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone having issues with their teeth.

      6 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 5 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: April 14, 2021

      I really love my smile now and it makes me happy. It’s really nice to be so comfortable smiling and feeling like myself. I’m more comfortable going out and spending time with friends. Invisalign is not uncomfortable and is really fast. With insurance it’s totally doable as it’s a lot cheaper than other ones I have seen. It only took under a year to get the smile I have been wanting. I can’t express enough how grateful I am for Invisalign and for the smile I can finally show everyone and be proud.

      2 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 2 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Oct. 16, 2021

      I tried taking advantage of the time at home during the pandemic by investing in Invisalign, something I've always wanted to do. Last December (2020), I was told to wear Invisalign until July and your teeth will look a lot better. By July, following their instructions perfectly, my teeth did look a lot better. But I was told it wasn't what they were expecting and I needed another 6 months. How can you be that far off on your time assessment? I declined and said I like the progress that was made. This all happened on July 26th.

      I'm STILL waiting on the night guard they were supposed to send me to keep my teeth as is. It's almost been 3 months and they've sent me back to the dentist for imprints 3x. Just seems as though, while it's not a bad product, they are extremely disorganized and don't have much credibility with me. Shame, I was really looking forward to a great experience. I don't have experience with any other options, but I have to assume they have to be a little bit more credible with making you a priority and evaluating how long you need to wear the product. I hope this review helps.

      5 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 3 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Sept. 23, 2021

      I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. I did not. First I required (buttons) to be added to my teeth. This took over an hour. Invisalign hurts. Not just the first few days, but EVERY TIME you start a new tray. My cap on a back molar that was supposed to move with my Invisalign broke. Turned out there was no post. Brushing your teeth in a work bathroom, sucks. 22 hours a day is hard especially if you're like me and like coffee. In 18 weeks I lost 10lbs, so that's a plus and my teeth already look better. It is just more work and pain than I realized. However, I never had braces and I hear those are more painful than this.

      6 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 2 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: Sept. 7, 2021

      I have been wearing my aligners for about 3 months now. My orthodontist said I would get used to them and I haven’t. I cannot close my mouth completely which makes it difficult to talk. The plastic around the edges rubs my inner lip which is irritated. I take the aligners out to eat or talk because I sound ridiculous with them in. When the aligners are out, the buttons on my teeth cut my lip because they’re sharp. I was not aware that I would have these buttons which make it look like I have a snaggle tooth. I don’t think I will last 1+1/2 years with these. I wanted clear aligners because I’m 52 and had braces as a teen. My daughter’s Invisalign was much smoother and didn’t have buttons so I assumed mine would be the same. I wish I had gone with traditional braces.

      8 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: June 23, 2021

      Do not use this company! they are a complete scam! I have been trying to transfer my account for over a month. I have been calling to ask why this is taking so long and have gotten no information or progress. I am in chronic pain from an open bite and every day I don't receive treatment is another day I cannot eat/chew, sleep from the pain or live a normal life. It has been 2 months since my previous Orthodontist, Dr. **, denied me medical treatment and a refund of my money that I paid in full. Her office manager screamed at me and said "we'll see how things go for a month" when I told him my aligner wasn't seated right. I received a phone call from the Orthodontist I am trying to transfer to, Mashpee Ortho, Dr. **, saying that "because I called and asked questions to Invisalign, that my transfer has been shut down by Invisalign."

      I am filing a report to the FDC Friday afternoon at 12 PM for this incompetent, pathetic excuse for a company for taking my money, refusing to transfer me, denying me access to treatment and not giving me any information on why this is being done to me. I am in contact with a medical malpractice lawyer who has recommended I suing you for not only my money back, but also for the physical and emotional damages that Invisalign's behavior has caused me. I am insisting my transfer be completed and my money be returned to me immediately.

      11 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: May 26, 2021

      I was encouraged by my Dentist to purchase Invisalign for my bite. After the first set of trays, my bite was worse than when I started. The second set of trays corrected my bite however; two of my bottom teeth were so close together I couldn't floss. So I requested to just have those two teeth move enough to be able to floss in between the teeth. The technician at the Dentist office said sure not a big deal a couple of additional trays and everything will be great. I receive the next package of 14 additional trays. My bite is now so far off that I'm biting the side of my cheek daily, and the teeth I needed to move is still the same. I am 1.5 years into this process and worse than when I started.

      I am in the process of moving and by the way, if you have paid your Dentist upfront, which I did, the service does not transfer. Meaning you must pay again with the new Dentist. One of the most expensive mistakes I've made in my life. I cannot get anyone to tell him how to resolve this issue and how long will it take to get my teeth aligned again. This has been an ongoing nightmare. I would not suggestion this company!

      14 people found this review helpful

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