Is Invisalign Right for You?

When it comes to fixing crooked or misaligned teeth, you have many options, including Invisalign®. But you may wonder if the revolutionary teeth aligning system is right for you. As Invisalign specialists, we at My Wellness Dental have used the clear aligners to fix overbites, crossbites, and a number of other teeth conditions comfortably and quickly. That might be why more than 5 million people, and growing, have decided to go with Invisalign to fix their smiles.

Invisalign fixes

When you’re debating about whether Invisalign is the best choice, you may first want to know if it can fix your smile issue. Well, the good news is yes. Invisalign can fix almost any misalignment, even very complex ones, including:

It can also simply move your teeth to give you a straighter smile. Invisalign also makes a good choice for former braces wearers who’ve experienced a shift in their teeth.

Of course, to be sure Invisalign is right for you, we recommend you come into the office for a consultation and oral exam.

Clear and comfortable

One of the many reasons people choose Invisalign over other teeth straightening systems, such as braces, is because of the nearly invisible aligners. No one knows you’re straightening your teeth with Invisalign.

Not only are Invisalign aligners discreet, but they’re also comfortable. Each aligner is custom-made to snuggly fit your teeth perfectly right below your gumline. There’s no rubbing or cutting the sensitive skin in your mouth like you might experience with metal braces.


The aligners are also removable, so you can take them out to eat and brush and floss your teeth. Being able to remove the Invisalign aligners offers a number of benefits, including:

With braces, you have to avoid food that might get stuck in the brackets, including chewy candy and popcorn, and use a special toothbrush and floss to keep your teeth clean.

Since Invisalign is a removable teeth aligning system, you can also take the aligners out for special occasions, such as the prom, picture day, or any celebration. But, to keep your teeth on course for your straighter smile, we recommend you wear your aligners at least 20 hours every day.

Revolutionary technology for fast results

Imagine yourself a year from now with a straighter smile, because that’s about how long it takes for the aligners to move your teeth into position. While everyone’s plan is different, with SmartTrack® technology, it takes Invisalign wearers 12 to 18 months from start to finish. SmartTrack is a special thermoplastic, or heat-activated, that gently forces your teeth into position.

Braces can take up to two years to fix your smile.

What to expect

When you come in for Invisalign treatment, we take a digital image of your mouth and use this to create your treatment plan and customized set of aligners. The special computer program allows us to show you the exact movement of your teeth and what your smile looks like when you’re all done. To move your teeth into position, you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new aligner every one to two weeks.

After you’ve completed Invisalign treatment, we keep your teeth in position with a retainer, which you initially wear all day but transition to only wear at night after your teeth have settled into their new spot.

If you’re ready to get started, call the office or book an appointment online.

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