You don’t have to stick with metal braces to enjoy an even and beautiful smile. We can correct misalignment using comfortable and practically invisible plastic aligners. Do you have questions about Invisalign? What should you expect from treatment?

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Question: How do they differ from braces?

Answer: With braces, metal brackets are attached to the front of the teeth and connected with an arch wire. The dentist or orthodontist then adjusts the tension in the arch wire to move the teeth. With Invisalign, there are no metal brackets or wires. Instead, the patient wears plastic aligners to reposition the teeth.

Question: How do you create the aligners?

Answer: We take detailed impressions and gather images of your smile, which will be sent to a special lab where experts will create your aligners. They will be made from a clear and comfortable BPA-free plastic material. The patient can enjoy orthodontic treatment that is practically invisible.

Question: What should I expect each day?

Answer: Each day, you will wear your aligners for between 20 and 22 hours, removing them only for special occasions, before meals, or when brushing or flossing your teeth. After about two weeks, you will upgrade to the next set. If worn daily as the dentist recommends, you can enjoy optimal results in the time frame you discussed with your dentist.

Question: How long does treatment last?

Answer: Treatment time varies and depends on the cause and extent of the patients’ misalignment. However, treatment typically takes a year for adults and around 18 months for teens. Compare that to braces, which take at least two years and also require more frequent office visits. If you have any questions about our clear aligners, then contact our team today.


At Bailey Dental Care, we can help you enjoy an even and healthy smile. Give us a call to set up a visit for you or a member of your family. To learn more, schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.