How Does Invisalign Work?

How Does Invisalign WorkIf you’ve ever considered straightening your teeth, you’ve likely heard of Invisalign. The clear braces system revolutionized orthodontics by offering a teeth-straightening solution without the unattractive look and uncomfortable feel of traditional metal braces. How does Invisalign work? Invisalign is a system of clear plastic trays that are worn in a sequence to straighten teeth and correct bite concerns over time. The trays are custom-made from molds of your teeth, so the procedure is tailored to your mouth and needs. The best part? No one will know you have braces! The clear trays are discreet and often go unnoticed.

A plan designed for you

The first step in the Invisalign process: Your orthodontist will design a treatment plan just for you. We use 3D imaging software to design an Invisalign treatment plan for patients. Your treatment plan could last from 9 months to 18 months depending on your needs.

Custom-made aligners

All Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you. Using molds of your teeth, an Invisalign dental laboratory creates aligners that are designed to incrementally reposition your teeth over the course of your treatment timeline.

A series of trays

Invisalign moves your teeth with a series of aligner trays. How much do you need to wear Invisalign trays? Your clear plastic Invisalign aligner trays should be worn approximately 22 hours per day for best results, but unlike traditional metal braces, you can remove Invisalign trays easily and instantly to accommodate your life. Take them out to eat, drink, or clean your teeth.

The cosmetic choice for braces

The best benefit of Invisalign braces? The look is discreet, so no one will have to know you have braces! Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign braces are practically invisible. They are also more comfortable than regular braces without the bulky brackets to irritate your gums and mouth tissue.


Dr. Ciro Cabal is a dedicated family orthodontist whose lifelong passion for providing exceptional dental care continues to this day as he serves patients of all ages from Fort Worth, Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, and the surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment or to discuss your orthodontic options, contact your Fort Worth orthodontist office, or call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846.