Do you have uneven teeth? If so, you probably realize that orthodontic treatment can provide a solution. However, few teens and adults are eager to sign up for metal braces. Fortunately, there is an alternative with the Invisalign system. With this unique orthodontic treatment you can receive practically invisible smile correction.

Brighton, MA Invisalign Quiz

  1. True or False: Invisalign is barely noticeable.
  2. True or False: Adults and teens qualify for treatment.
  3. True or False: Aligners must be worn daily.
  4. True or False: The treatment process is shorter than traditional braces.

Answer Key

  1. True. With braces, the patient receives metal brackets attached to the teeth. The brackets are then connected with an arch wire. The arch wire is then adjusted, using tension to reposition the teeth. However, Invisalign involves wearing a series of clear plastic aligners. The aligners are practically invisible.
  2. True. We recommend this procedure for patients over the age of 16 who have minor alignment problems. For teens, the aligners may include a blue dot on the end, which will wear away if the aligners are worn properly.
  3. True. You will need to wear them for between 20 and 23 hours each day. You can remove them prior to meals or special occasions. You can also remove them before brushing or flossing, which will make caring for your teeth easier than if you were wearing metal braces.
  4. True. For adults, the treatment takes about a year. Teens may need up to 18 months for optimal smile correction. With braces, total treatment typically takes between a minimum of 18 months and for as long as two years. A shorter treatment time can save money and let you enjoy a gorgeous smile sooner. If you have any questions, please contact out 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.