Invisalign (Clear Aligners)

Invisalign (Clear Aligners) are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable trays to gradually move teeth into their proper position. Indian Trail Dental Studio works specifically with Invisalign, which is an alternative to traditional braces and use metal brackets and wires to shift teeth.

If you’re ready to learn more about how Invisalign (Clear Aligners) can help you, contact our team at Indian Trail Dental Studio to book your appointment today.

What Are Invisalign (Clear Aligners)?

Invisalign trays are custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth and are made from a clear plastic material. They are nearly invisible when worn and can be easily removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. 

The treatment process involves wearing a series of aligners, each for a few weeks at a time, which gradually move teeth into their desired position. Patients receive a new set of aligners every few weeks, and the total treatment time can vary depending on the severity of the case.

Invisalign is often used to correct a variety of orthodontic issues, including crowded or crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and bite problems. They offer a discreet and convenient option for patients who want to improve the appearance and function of their smile.

Our Invisalign Process

Invisalign is a revolutionary, modern technology that has transformed the dental industry. This innovative orthodontic treatment uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to straighten teeth gradually. Unlike traditional wire braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible, comfortable, and doesn’t require metal brackets or wires, so patients can enjoy their favorite foods and activities without any restrictions. This means that you can straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious or having to compromise your lifestyle.

Each set of aligners is precisely adjusted to gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment, and they’re replaced every two weeks to ensure your progress is on track. With Invisalign, you can achieve the perfect smile that you’ve always wanted while enjoying the benefits of a virtually invisible treatment. Contact Indian Trail Dental Studio today to get started.

How to Wear Invisalign

If you don’t wear your aligners as directed or don’t follow your orthodontist’s instructions, it can prolong your treatment time, reduce the effectiveness of the treatment, and even cause damage to your teeth and gums. It’s important to take your Invisalign (Clear Aligners) treatment seriously and to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully to achieve the best possible results. 

For you to get the most out of your Invisalign experience, here’s a few things to consider: 

  • Get a custom-made aligner tray: Your dentist will take impressions or scans of your teeth to create a custom-made aligner tray that fits your teeth perfectly.
  • Wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day: Invisalign (Clear Aligners) should be worn for at least 20-22 hours a day to be effective. You should only remove them to eat, brush your teeth, and floss.
  • Change your aligners every 1-2 weeks: Each set of aligners is designed to move your teeth gradually into the desired position. You should change your aligners every 1-2 weeks, as directed.
  • Wear each set of aligners for the recommended time: The duration of each set of aligners will depend on the specific treatment plan recommended by your dentist. Follow the recommended wear time for each set of aligners.
  • Clean your aligners regularly: Clean your aligners every day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear, antibacterial soap or special aligner cleaning tablets.
  • Follow up with your dentist regularly: You should visit your orthodontist regularly to monitor your progress and ensure your treatment is on track. Your dentist will check the fit of your aligners to ensure that they’re properly fitting your teeth and moving them into the desired position.

At Indian Trail Dental Studio, we believe everyone deserves a healthy and beautiful smile. That’s why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals.

What Happens if Invisalign Is Done Incorrectly?

Invisalign is a convenient and discreet option for orthodontic treatment, but they require some effort and care to be effective. There are certain things that you should avoid to prevent damage to the aligners and ensure the treatment is successful. Also, you should be careful to avoid any drinks with dye in them. Drinks with color in them can cause discoloration on the aligners.

In addition, you should avoid not cleaning your aligners regularly. It’s important to clean your aligners regularly to prevent bacteria from accumulating and to keep them looking clear and fresh. If you go too long without cleaning your aligners, this can also cause discoloration.

Lastly, you should make sure to avoid missing out on wearing your Invisalign. If you don’t wear your aligners for the recommended 20-22 hours per day, it can prolong your treatment time and reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.

If you find it challenging to wear your aligners for the recommended amount of time, talk to your dentist. Our team can provide you with guidance on how to wear your aligners effectively and make adjustments to your treatment plan if necessary.

If you’re ready to achieve your dream smile, contact our team at Indian Trail Dental Studio today to learn more about Invisalign (Clear Aligners).

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re still not completely happy with your smile after one round of using aligners, don’t worry. Talking with your dentist at Indian Trail Dental Studio to evaluate your current smile and what you’d still like to have corrected. You can install additional trays on your teeth to take further corrective action for specific parts of your smile without additional cost. 

Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional metal braces, including ease of use and ability to be removed for eating and cleaning. They also typically require fewer office visits and can often achieve the desired results in a shorter amount of time. 


While some people may experience some discomfort or pressure during the initial stages of wearing Invisalign, it’s usually not painful.

Invisalign can be an effective solution for many orthodontic issues, including bite issues and crowding. However, they may not be suitable for more complex orthodontic cases. 

Hasmi R. Patel, DMD

Dr. Hasmi Patel

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