Does Invisalign Work?

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It depends!


Our practice specializes in Invisalign treatment, so if it didn’t work, we would be in trouble! While the clear trays work a little differently than braces, your teeth are not aware of what is pushing or pulling on them–they simply move in response to any continuous force! Dr. Rask has spent years perfecting treatment design and execution so that clear aligner therapy can provide results that measure up to treatment with traditional braces.

However, there is one very important difference between Invisalign and braces that often makes people concerned that they will not be as effective: they can be taken out! Dedication to your orthodontic treatment is especially important while using Invisalign because you can simply pop those trays out whenever you please. It may seem obvious, but if you are not wearing your Invisalign trays at least 20 hours a day, then your teeth will not begin the process of moving within your jaw bones. While it is tempting to take your trays out after lunch and put them back in after dinner, that is the quickest way to make sure that your teeth won’t follow the plan your orthodontist has designed for you.

So in summary, Invisalign is an excellent appliance that can move your teeth safely and effectively, but only if you wear it properly!