The Facts Behind Invisalign® Clear Aligners

invis1Have you ever wondered with all the new treatment procedures and material developments in the dental field why they have not yet developed braces that are more comfortable to wear, less conspicuous, and work faster? Well, they have. If you don’t want to bother with old-fashioned, clunky, metal braces, you may want to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign braces. Invisalign braces are not metal, or clunky. They are clear, light, easy to wear aligners. If you are wondering what “aligners” are, here are the facts behind Invisalign®  clear aligners.

Invisalign®  Facts

Fact #1: Invisalign clear aligners are a less conspicuous alternative to metal braces.

Fact #2: With Invisalign braces a series of custom made, clear aligners are used to reposition your teeth.

Fact #3: There are no metal brackets or wires so they never require tightening.

Fact #4:  There is no physical discomfort associated with Invisalign braces. The aligners are clear, comfortable, and smooth.

Fact #5: A new set of aligners are worn every two weeks which help shift your teeth into proper alignment.

Fact #6: The aligners should be worn between 20 and 22 hours a day for optimal results.

Fact #7: The average treatment time for wire braces is usually around two years. The average treatment time for Invisalign aligners is about one year.

Fact #8: A wide variety of conditions can be treated with Invisalign aligners including overbites, underbites, crowded teeth, teeth with gaps or spaces, and crossbites.

Fact #9: If your malocclusion is too severe, you may not be a candidate for Invisalign braces.


With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact our office today by calling 817-918-3038.