How does Invisalign® treatment work?

Invisalign is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, proven by over 6 million satisfied smiles.

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How does Invisalign® treatment work?

Invisalign is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, proven by over 6 million satisfied smiles.

Invisalign is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world from over 6 million satisfied smiles.

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Is Invisalign treatment right for you? Simply select the smile below that looks most like yours to find out.
See what Invisalign treatment can do

Is Invisalign treatment right for you? Simply select the smile below that looks most like yours to find out.

What is an overbite?

An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. Most people have at least a little overbite.

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What kinds of problems can an overbite cause?

When your overbite is too large, your doctor might tell you you have a “deep bite.” This can cause problems, from your teeth wearing down to pain in your jaw.1,2 Doctors use a percentage to describe overbites, and 5 to 25 percent is ideal.3

Can Invisalign clear aligners fix an overbite

Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can fix an overbite or deep bite. We can help you find an experienced Invisalign doctor who can show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you.

1. Van't Spijker, A, et al. “Occlusal Wear and Occlusal Condition in a Convenience Sample of Young Adults.” Journal of Dentistry, vol. 43, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 72–77.,

doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2014.11.001 2. Riolo, Michael L., et al. “Associations between Occlusal Characteristics and Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction in Children and Young Adults.” American

Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, vol. 92, no. 6, 1987, pp. 467–477., doi:10.1016/0889-5406(87)90228-9 3. Current Therapy in Orthodontics, Nanda & Kapila, 2010

What is an underbite?

An underbite is when you close your mouth and your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth. In many cases, this is actually a problem with your lower jaw being too far forward.

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What kinds of problems can an underbite cause?

An underbite can make it hard to chew properly and speak clearly, and it might cause your teeth to wear down more quickly.1,2

Can Invisalign clear aligners fix an underbite?

Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can fix some underbites. Severe underbites might require Invisalign treatment combined with surgery. We can help you find an experienced Invisalign doctor who can show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you.

1. Van't Spijker, A, et al. “Occlusal Wear and Occlusal Condition in a Convenience Sample of Young Adults.” Journal of Dentistry, vol. 43, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 72–77.,

doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2014.11.001 2. Riolo, Michael L., et al. “Associations between Occlusal Characteristics and Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction in Children and Young Adults.” American

Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, vol. 92, no. 6, 1987, pp. 467–477., doi:10.1016/0889-5406(87)90228-9 3. Current Therapy in Orthodontics, Nanda & Kapila, 2010

What is a crossbite?

When you close your mouth and some of your upper teeth are sitting inside your lower teeth — rather than on the outside, like they normally would — your doctor calls this a crossbite.

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What kinds of problems can a crossbite cause?

A crossbite can make your teeth wear down or chip. It can also make your gums start to recede or make little notches above your gum line.1 This kind of damage can lead to painful gum problems or even bone loss.2

Can Invisalign clear aligners fix a crossbite?

Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can fix some types of crossbite. We can help you find an experienced Invisalign doctor who can show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you.

1. Van't Spijker, A, et al. “Occlusal Wear and Occlusal Condition in a Convenience Sample of Young Adults.” Journal of Dentistry, vol. 43, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 72–77.,

doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2014.11.001 2. Riolo, Michael L., et al. “Associations between Occlusal Characteristics and Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction in Children and Young Adults.” American

Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, vol. 92, no. 6, 1987, pp. 467–477., doi:10.1016/0889-5406(87)90228-9 3. Current Therapy in Orthodontics, Nanda & Kapila, 2010

What are gap teeth?

When you have extra space between two or more of your teeth, your doctor calls this spacing issues or gap teeth.

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What kinds of problems can gap teeth cause?

Gap teeth can create pockets between your teeth and gums where food can get stuck. It can make your gums tender and sore and even lead to gum disease.

Can Invisalign clear aligners fix gap teeth?

Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can fix gaps in teeth. We can help you find an experienced Invisalign doctor who can show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you.

What is an open bite?

If your upper and lower teeth don't touch when your mouth is closed, your doctor calls this an open bite.

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What kinds of problems can an open bite cause?

An open bite can make it hard to chew or difficult to bite into some common foods, like apples.1-3

Can Invisalign clear aligners fix an open bite?

Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can fix an open bite. We can help you find an experienced Invisalign doctor who can show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you.

1. Van't Spijker, A, et al. “Occlusal Wear and Occlusal Condition in a Convenience Sample of Young Adults.” Journal of Dentistry, vol. 43, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 72–77.,

doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2014.11.001 2. Riolo, Michael L., et al. “Associations between Occlusal Characteristics and Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction in Children and Young Adults.” American

Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, vol. 92, no. 6, 1987, pp. 467–477., doi:10.1016/0889-5406(87)90228-9 3. Current Therapy in Orthodontics, Nanda & Kapila, 2010

What are crowded teeth?

When you don't have enough room in your jaw for your teeth to fit normally, your teeth can bunch up, overlap and twist, sometimes getting pushed to the front or the back.

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What kinds of problems can crowded teeth cause?

Crowded teeth can make it hard to brush and floss well. Then it’s easier for plaque, tartar, and harmful bacterial to build up — and down the line, this can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.1,2Your crowded teeth can also get worse over time.

Can Invisalign clear aligners fix crowded teeth?

Yes, Invisalign clear aligners can fix crowded teeth. We can help you find an experienced Invisalign doctor who can show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you.

1. Van't Spijker, A, et al. “Occlusal Wear and Occlusal Condition in a Convenience Sample of Young Adults.” Journal of Dentistry, vol. 43, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 72–77.,

doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2014.11.001 2. Riolo, Michael L., et al. “Associations between Occlusal Characteristics and Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Dysfunction in Children and Young Adults.” American

Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, vol. 92, no. 6, 1987, pp. 467–477., doi:10.1016/0889-5406(87)90228-9 3. Current Therapy in Orthodontics, Nanda & Kapila, 2010

It seems like a little thing. Why should you fix it?

You like your smile — but you really want to love it. Maybe you have a special event coming up, or you want the confidence to take on the world at work or at school. Small fixes can make a big difference.

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Advantages of Invisalign treatment over braces

Just deciding you're ready to transform your smile is a big step. The next step is deciding the best way to do it. See why over 6 million people have chosen Invisalign clear aligners.

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Nearly Invisible

Invisalign is virtually invisible. This means you can always smile with confidence, as compared to traditional braces where the wires and metal brackets can be seen.

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Removable

Invisalign aligners are made with SmartTrack® flexible material, making it super easy to remove and put on, unlike braces which are fixed. Now, you can enjoy your favorite food any time you want.

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Lesser Pain

SmartStage® and SmartForce® technologies ensure there will only be gradual and gentle yet effective teeth movement throughout your treatment, as compared to braces which may irritate and cause pain.

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Lesser Doctor Visits

Unlike braces where you have to visit your doctor every 3-4 weeks, Invisalign frees up your schedule with visits to the clinic only once every 6-8 weeks.

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Clearer Timelines

Invisalign treatment allows you to visualize every stage of the treatment, giving you a clearer picture of the treatment duration. Braces can only give you an approximate duration at the beginning of the treatment.

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Better Oral Health

Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can still floss and brush your teeth as per normal whereas braces may make it difficult for you to clean in between the metal brackets which can result in plaque accumulation and poor oral hygiene.

How your Invisalign treatment plan is made

Even before your aligners are created, a lot of powerful technology goes into shaping your new smile. Combine that with your doctor's expertise, and you get a precise digital plan just for you.

How are my custom aligners made?

Your clear aligners are created using industry-leading technology based on your customized treatment plan.

Getting your first Invisalign® clear aligners
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Your future smile starts here

It’s the first day of your new smile and time to pick up your first aligners at your doctor’s office. This is a key step in your success. With Invisalign treatment, you're never on your own.

When you pick up your first aligners, your doctor will:

  1. Ensure your aligners fit well.
  2. Answer your questions.
  3. Let you know what to expect.
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Our easy-to-search tool will help you find an Invisalign-trained doctor near you and set up an Invisalign® appointment.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATIONMORE +
Invisalign® treatment is a series of clear plastic removable orthodontic aligners that gently move patients’ teeth.
Your orthodontist or Invisalign trained dentist will be able to advise whether Invisalign treatment is right for you. You should always read and follow their directions for use. In rare cases, allergies may occur. Results may vary.