How Invisalign Works

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How Invisalign Works

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners. Traditional braces are metal and pull teeth into place. Invisalign is a series of aligners that are computer generated from impressions and images and over a series of months guides your teeth into good alignment.

Invisalign vs Braces: What’s the Difference?

Both types of traditional braces and Manotick Invisalign improve the shape of your mouth by adjusting the teeth into straight alignment.

Traditional braces have been used for decades and Invisalign a shorter period of time. Both have good and bad components. Both are very similar but there are some differences.


Invisalign is made from a clear BPA-free plastic. They are less noticeable than metal braces with their wires and bands. The less visible aligners usually cause less embarrassment or concern to the people who wear them.



Invisalign can be removed from the mouth easily for eating and teeth cleansing. Guidelines are that the client wear the Invisalign for at least 20 to 22 hours per day to achieve the results. Traditional braces are removable only by the dental staff.


Treatment Length

Traditional braces are worn for about 2 years. Invisalign averages 6 to 18 months until the completion of the process.



Metal braces are the least expensive. Invisalign are slightly more costly and ceramic braces usually are the highest priced.