Do you have an uneven smile? For many teens and adults, misalignment is a source of embarrassment. However, people with crooked or crowded teeth may also be hesitant to wear metal braces for the almost two treatment typically requires. Fortunately, an alternative exists with Invisalign clear braces. Find out how you can achieve the beautiful results you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Clear Braces

Question: How does Invisalign differ from regular braces?

Answer: Traditional orthodontics employ metal brackets and wires to correct the teeth using tension. Invisalign instead uses clear BPA-free plastic aligners. Patients upgrade to new aligners about once every two weeks. Patients can enjoy practically invisible smile improvement.

Question: Who qualifies for clear braces?

Answer: Patients who qualify are typically adults or teenagers over the age of 15. This system works best for patients with minor misalignment issues. Serious misalignment may require the use of traditional orthodontics. We will exam your smile and assess the cause and severity of your uneven teeth before recommending orthodontic treatment.

Question: How often do I wear the aligners?

Answer: Patients will wear the aligners every day, usually between 20 and 22 hours. You should only remove the aligners before meals, special occasions, or brushing/flossing. To obtain optimal results, you must wear the aligners as recommended by your dentist. We will provide detailed instructions on wearing and caring for your aligners.

Question: How long is the treatment period?

Answer: For adults, treatment may take about a year. This is significantly shorter than the year and a half to two years required for traditional orthodontics. Teens may require up to 18 months. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss Invisalign clear braces, the please contact our office today.


Located in Brighton, MA, Brighton Family Dental Group features experienced dentists and an excellent range of in-office treatments for every member of your family who needs dental care. If you’d like to learn more, you can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Thomas Villani or Dr. Richard Kondrat by calling our office at (617) 562-5210.