How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign clear aligners are a kind of virtually invisible device that discreetly aligns your smile. These durable, clear plastic aligners are popular because of their ease, freedom, and subtle design. People won’t even know you’re getting orthodontic treatment!

Many prospective patients wonder, how long does Invisalign take to work? Learn more about how clear aligners work from the Invisalign Platinum Plus experts at Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics. Schedule a free consultation today!

How Do Clear Aligners Work?

At first glance, Invisalign may seem too good to be true! Compared to the metal braces of yesteryear, Invisalign aligners are lightweight, durable, and convenient to use. But how exactly do clear aligners work?

Invisible aligners work by applying slow, steady pressure on the teeth over time, moving them into the right position. We bond small, tooth-colored attachments on certain key teeth that interact with the aligners to make more complex orthodontic movements possible. Every week, you start a new set of aligners that are specially designed to align your teeth. Simply wear your aligners 20-22 hours a day for the most effective treatment!

Your Invisalign treatment will be customized for your specific smile needs. During your initial consultation, Dr. Koen will take a 3D scan of your teeth with a state-of-the-art iTero scanner. Using this information, she will then compare this data to millions of successful Invisalign users, and create a truly customized treatment plan for you. 

What Can Clear Aligners Fix?

Clear aligners can fix many types of bite malocclusions, including spaces, crowded or crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and more. However, patients with more severe or surgical bite problems may be better suited with Damon system braces.

Invisalign treatment is great for patients with mild to moderate misalignments, and even some complex cases. Many of our patients can have their smile concerns addressed with clear aligners! 


How Long Does Invisalign Take To Work?

Every patient has unique needs, so it’s hard to estimate exactly how long your Invisalign treatment will take without first getting an initial consultation. Some patients might see results in as little as a few months, while others may see results in about 6-24 months. Your overall Invisalign treatment time will depend on the complexity of your case, and your dedication to wearing your aligners 20-22 hours a day!

Start Your Treatment with an Invisalign Platinum Plus Provider in Goodlettsville and Surrounding Communities

Invisalign is a powerful, convenient, and discreet tool for fixing bite misalignments. Clear aligners give you all the perks of a straight smile while giving you the freedom to live your life to the fullest.

Dr. Mary Cay Koen is an Invisalign Platinum Plus Provider, which means that you’ll get the finest personalized Invisalign care available. If you live in Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, White House, Madison, or East Nashville and have questions about Invisalign, schedule a free consultation with us today!