Invisalign® FAQs

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The Invisalign system is a series of clear aligners used to straighten teeth.

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Will Invisalign fit my lifestyle?

  • Time for a snack? No problem. Take out your aligners to eat or drink whenever you want.
  • You can remove your Invisalign aligners, so you can brush and floss regularly, and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • You can occasionally remove your Invisalign aligners and enjoy a special night out.
  • There's no need to change a thing. Continue your day-to-day activities while still straightening your teeth.
  • Be yourself with Invisalign aligners. Since they are clear, you don't have to hide your smile while going through treatment.
  • With Invisalign treatment, it's easy to make your smile picture perfect for that special occasion.
  • Invisalign appointments work with your schedule. Most visits are in and out, with a quick progress check once every six weeks.

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you've always wanted. Invisalign uses advanced 3D computer imaging technology to depict your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then, a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth — and your teeth only — to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your doctor based on your specific needs.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are clear, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign aligners are also removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment simply by removing the aligners when you eat. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment does not use metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. In addition, you'll spend less time in the doctor's chair and scheduling appointments, and more time out doing the things you love. Lastly, Invisalign’s technology allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start your treatment, so that you can preview how your straight teeth will look once your treatment is complete.

How many patients are in Invisalign treatment?

More than 3,000,000 patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign. The number of Invisalign smiles grows daily. At your next appointment, we can help answer any questions you might have, and get you started on the smile you've always wanted.

What Our Patients are Saying

“From day one, Dr. Long and his staff have made me and my kids feel like family. My family and I have a very busy schedule, but the hour and a half commute to Dr. Long’s office is well worth it for me. We are always greeted with a smile. Dr. Long and his staff are always positive, never discouraging, and implemented the right game plan for both of my children. It’s been such a pleasure, and I know after it’s all said and done, I have friends for life.”

~ Vince S.

“My family has been coming to Dr Long’s office for over a year now. With two daughters and myself as patients with Dr Long, we make quite a few trips to the office. The staff are always pleasant and friendly, and the work they do is outstanding!! The difference they have made in the lives of my kids and myself is amazing. We are much more self confident now that they have given us beautiful smiles. I would and have recommended Dr Long’s office to anyone and everyone!!!!”

~ Mary Y.

“Professionalism and kindness - two important factors when searching for an office to treat my children and Dr. Long's office has it. Since the very first consultation, we have felt very welcome. Dr. Long and his staff has always greeted us with smiles and takes the time to answer all our questions.”

~ Abby P.
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