Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign Treatment

Sporting a great smile has a huge effect on one’s confidence level. Sadly, everyone’s adult does not have a perfect straight shape that is the reason many people have to put braces at some point in their lives. The result of putting the braces leaves people feeling good about their smile, however, there are people especially adults do not enjoy having metal wires and brackets covering their teeth for a long period of time. That is why people are opting for Invisalign Springfield.


An alternative to braces Invisalign is made of clear aligner trays that snap off and on your teeth. The trays are made of a plastic-like material and after every 7 to 14 days, you have to put a new tray that helps in moving your teeth slightly closer to the normal shape. The dentist will be using a scanning tool for generating a 3D model of your teeth and is sent to Invisalign experts for review. They will review the dentist’s recommendations and send a custom alignment plan as well as a set of aligners for you.


Invisalign brand representatives tell that it will cost you around $6,000 which is the average treatment cost similar to braces, but it can cost you a little bit less if you have a simpler treatment. If your orthodontic treatments cover health insurance plan, then your plan will also cover a good amount of that sum and there are orthodontists who offer special rates to patients for making it cheaper.

Time Period

Normally it takes close to a year for getting the right alignment. Movements that are taking a longer period with aligners are extrusions – some rotations and pulling a tooth down away from the gums. For bite correction, treatments usually take much longer time. For the above two treatments, you can expect closer to 1.5 to 2 years for achieving that perfect smile. But small corrections requires only four to six months of Invisalign Springfield.

Comfort Level

At the initial stages, you will be feeling uncomfortable with the aligners as well as speaking with the lips for the first seven days. After some time, you will get used to Invisalign. Many patients are unaware and get surprised to know when their dentists inform them for follow-up visits regularly along the way for things like interproximal sanding or attachments. In interproximal sanding, orthodontists create a file in between your teeth for creating a little bit of extra space for them to shift into place. Tooth-colored enamel beads are attachments that get bonded to any teeth when extra help is required for moving and they are very common for Invisalign treatment. Attachments are invisible underneath your aligners and help in applying extra pressure and torque on crucial areas, but can look funky to anyone in kissing range if your aligners are not in the proper place.

Pros and Cons

The good thing is aligners can be clicked off and on at any moment’s notice which is a big plus. The bottom part of the aligner is almost impossible but the top aligner can be noticed by everyone while talking. 

The bad part is you have to wear the maximum time of the day as compliance is the key to getting success.  Patients always think that they can remove the aligners after wearing for a few hours than the prescribed time. Apart from brushing your teeth and eating, you need to wear for 22 hours a day.

What happens after Invisalign Treatment?

After your treatment period is over, your orthodontist will be removing the attachments, your teeth would be again scanned and recommend a removable and clear retainer for wearing at night time only. Dentists also recommend for putting a bonded retainer that is a small tooth-colored attachment which is permanently affixed at the back of your font six teeth. This will not be visible to anyone, but when you will be running your tongue along with your teeth you will get the feeling. Having said that, putting the attachment will ensure that your new smile stays permanent, so patients opt for this one.