Invisalign vs. Adult Braces | Alani Dental


The truth is, a perfect smile can do wonders for self-esteem, but what if you want to achieve exceptionally straight teeth without all the cons that come with adult braces? That’s where Invisalign comes in. You’ve probably heard of this modern approach to straightening teeth and correcting bites, but maybe you don’t know just how accessible this method really is. Over 6 million people have chosen Invisalign braces, and here is why.

Why Invisalign?

The Invisalign process is fully digitized to help you get the smile you want, with the least possible interruption to your life. This cutting-edge method for teeth straightening employs the use of state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, and data from literally millions of smiles to help you transform yours with incredible efficiency. The aligners used to move your teeth are custom-made for optimal fit and comfort.

What to Expect

Once you decide you want to change your smile, the rest is simple. Your foray into adult orthodontics will begin with a consultation with your dentist at Alani. You’ll discuss the state of your smile and what Invisalign can achieve for you. The next step is crafting a personalized treatment plan, which kicks off with a precise digital scan of your teeth– no disgusting putty or impression trays necessary. Your dentist will use special software to map your path to straight teeth, each subtle tooth shift a part of the long term plan. Next, your custom aligners are fashioned using an advanced printing process– crafted with comfortable materials, and custom trimming for an expert fit.

Keep Livin’ Your Best Life

The beauty of going the Invisalign route to achieve perfectly straight teeth is that you don’t have to stop living your life as usual. You can still enjoy your favorite foods, and keep brushing and flossing as usual without wires and brackets that can make these tasks difficult. You can still stay active and play all the sports you love without worry. AND maybe the best part– the aligner trays are virtually invisible, so most people will probably not even notice you’re wearing them! Invisalign braces helped this young lady achieve a perfect smile.

The Process is Easy

It’s recommended that you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day to get optimal results, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy going out with friends or an afternoon coffee break. Just remove your Invisalign aligners before you eat or drink, then quickly brush your teeth before you place them back on your teeth. Each set will be worn for one to two weeks, whatever your dentist decides will work best in your case, and then you’ll switch to the next set. Your dentist will likely want to check in on your progress every six to eight weeks to ensure everything is on track, and to get you your next few sets of aligners. You’ll be able to enjoy your smile transformation throughout the entire process, watching as your teeth straighten more and more with each new set of aligners.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

Everyone’s mouth is different, and every Invisalign treatment is custom-tailored to a patient’s specific needs– that said, the process usually takes about 12 to 18 months. Even though it can take roughly a year to achieve that perfect smile, you’ll start seeing big changes quickly which makes Invisalign exciting and satisfying! If you’d like to chat with a dentist about the benefits of Invisalign, contact Alani Dental today!