Adults and teens alike want to have attractive smiles. When you have straight teeth, you feel more confident, which is just one of the reasons so many of our patients have successfully chosen Invisalign clear aligners for their orthodontic care.

If you have questions about this treatment option, we are happy to answer them for you. Today, we’re addressing some of the most common questions we get about clear aligners.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

That’s hard to say, but Invisalign definitely has some benefits that you won’t get with braces. Invisalign aligners are clear and custom-made to fit your teeth. This makes them much less noticeable during your treatment. The aligners are made with smooth plastic, too, which can be more comfortable to wear than brackets and wires, which can irritate the soft tissues of your mouth.

How long will it take to change my smile with Invisalign?

Some patients can complete their care in as little as 12 months with clear aligners. This will depend on the specific issues you need to address and how severe those problems may be. You can get the most efficient results by wearing the aligners as recommended (20-22 hours every day) throughout your treatment.

How can I get started with clear aligners?

Your first step should be calling 919-823-6967 or contact Preston Dental Center online. Set up a FREE consultation with one of our dentists in Cary, NC to discuss your smile goals. We can show you how your smile could change with a 3-D virtual simulation. Plus we’ll be happy to answer any additional questions you may have about Invisalign.