If you want straighter teeth but don't want noticeable metal braces, Invisalign braces may be the right solution. Invisalign makes use of plastic aligners to shift the teeth into the desired position. In addition, the clear plastic aligners make it easier to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Another benefit of Invisalign is that unless someone is paying very close attention, they are unlikely to notice the aligners at all. While there are numerous reasons why Invisalign braces may work for you, there are a few things to know before committing to this treatment.

How The Aligners Work

While you are most likely familiar with how traditional metal braces work, you may not have as much information on Invisalign treatment. Invisalign braces involve wearing plastic aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. You will receive new aligners every one to two weeks to move your treatment forward. Over time this will gradually shift your teeth into the desired positions. While you may find that Invisalign braces are more convenient than other options, getting the best results requires dedication and sticking to your aligner schedule.

How Long Treatment Will Take

If you are looking at Invisalign, another thing to keep in mind is how long your treatment will take. There are many factors at play when it comes to treatment. How well you follow your orthodontist's plan and your orthodontic issues will have the most influence on how long your treatment takes. Typically, Invisalign treatment requires a similar time commitment to other types of braces. 

How Much Treatment Costs

If the cost of Invisalign braces is a concern, the good news is that they are comparable in price to metal braces. Invisalign costs, on average, anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000, depending on your treatment requirements. Of course, you will pay more if you require a longer than average treatment time and have more complex orthodontic issues. However, if costs are still a concern, many orthodontists offer payment plans. You may also find that your orthodontist has Invisalign offers or specials that you can take advantage of if you desire this type of treatment.

If Invisalign braces are a treatment you are considering; there are a few things to know. First, familiarize yourself with how the treatment works, it is essential to determine whether Invisalign braces are right for you. Second, talking with your orthodontist about how long your treatment will take is crucial. Finally, you will also want to discuss the cost of Invisalign braces before committing.