Invisalign 101: Facts and Figures

Center City Invisalign by the numbersInvisalign braces are a proven innovative solution for aligning teeth. For millions of patients, the thought of being able to straighten their teeth without anyone knowing about it almost feels too good to be true. But it’s not, and you may be an excellent candidate for Invisalign. First, there are a few things you should know about this successful orthodontic treatment.

By the Numbers

There are a lot of digits surrounding Invisalign. Here are the most important ones you need to know:

  • Invisalign must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day.
  • Each set of Invisalign aligners are worn for approximately two weeks before being changed.
  • You will have to see your Center City Invisalign provider about every six weeks for a checkup and to collect your new sets of aligners.
  • The average Invisalign wearer will go through 18 to 30 aligners from start to finish.

The Efficiency Model

A complete course of Invisalign braces takes an average of 12 to 18 months to complete, which is half the time of conventional metal braces. Now that’s efficient. You can start to see results in a matter of weeks, though the progress of your orthodontic treatment depends on the complexity of your misalignment and your dedication to wearing your aligners as instructed.

All the Fixins’

Invisalign can correct nearly all the same dental problems as traditional braces, including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Overcrowding
  • Gaps

Popular and Successful

The success rate for Invisalign is high. Over 5 million people, including 1 million teens, have used Invisalign’s clear aligners to straighten their teeth. At Roberts & de Marsche alone, we have successfully treated over 2,000 Center City Invisalign patients in the Philadelphia area, both adults and teens.

Safety First

As an innovative alignment method, Invisalign is reliable, respected, and proven successful. Besides the beauty of being able to wear clear aligners to straighten teeth, Invisalign wearers can feel secure knowing their aligners are BPA free and biocompatible.

The Beauty of Precision

Invisalign aligners are made with patented SmartTrack material that is specially engineered to move teeth with 75 percent more predictability than any off-the-shelf aligners (over-the-counter or mail-order methods really are too good to be true – Invisalign should always be done under the watchful eye of an experienced orthodontist so your teeth and jaw are not irreparably damaged). The nearly invisible aligners apply a gentle but controlled force, moving the teeth one by one through snug-fitting but comfortable aligners.

Invisalign is not one-size-fits-all, which is one of the elements that makes this orthodontia so amazing. The treatment plans are customized to every patient’s mouth and needs, using 3D scans and digital imaging for the ultimate precision and planning. They are trimmed to fit along the gum line so they are hard to detect and fit comfortably.

Find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign braces. Make an appointment with Dr. Roberts or Dr. de Marsche at our Center City, Philadelphia or Lawrenceville, NJ, office.