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Clinical Effectiveness of Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment

What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made for each patient and are worn for about two weeks at a time. Over the course of treatment, the aligners gently move teeth into the correct position. Invisalign is a popular choice for adults and teens because it is discrete and effective.

Clear aligners are first made by using an iTero Element scanner to capture a 3D image of your teeth. This way, no molds are necessary for this process. Each aligner is trimmed specially for you to ensure a good fit. Lastly, each one of your clear aligners is examined to check for quality. 

Invisalign clear aligners are made to be worn for 20-22 hours a day. The times where you can take them off are for brushing your teeth, flossing, eating or drinking. You can also take them off for special occasions as well but it is best to try to keep them on for the full 20-22 hours everyday. 

Clinical evidence that supports the effectiveness of Invisalign treatment

A number of clinical studies have shown that Invisalign is an effective treatment for crooked teeth. One study, for example, found that Invisalign was more effective than traditional braces at correcting dental problems. Another study found that Invisalign was more comfortable and resulted in less soreness than traditional braces. These studies provide strong evidence that Invisalign is an effective orthodontic treatment.

In a study of more than 1,200 patients, 95% of participants were either very satisfied or satisfied with their treatment results. Among the factors contributing to patient satisfaction were improvements in overall appearance, ability to chew and speak, and self-confidence. In addition, Invisalign is effective at treating a wide range of orthodontic problems, from mild to severe.

We’ve had a great deal of success at Smiles by Pocock using Invisalign as a treatment method. The probability of a successful outcome is higher for patients that comply with our guidelines (wearing the aligners for 20-22 hours a day). 

Advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces

There are several advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces. First, Invisalign is discrete and does not cause the “metal mouth” look. Second, Invisalign is more comfortable than traditional braces – it does not cause as much soreness or irritation. And third, Invisalign is easier to keep clean – you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth.

For a more in depth article about the advantages that Invisalign have over traditional braces, read our article here

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The length of Invisalign treatment varies from patient to patient. On average, treatment takes about 12 months. However, it is important to note that the time required for treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s dental problems.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a good option for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth discreetly and effectively. Invisalign is not recommended for patients who have severe dental problems or who require extensive orthodontic treatment.

How to get started with Invisalign treatment

If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, your dentist can refer you to a certified Invisalign provider. The provider will create a custom treatment plan for you and will send you a series of clear aligners to straighten your teeth. For more information, visit the Invisalign website.


To sum it up, Invisalign is a great option for those who are looking to straighten their teeth in a discrete and effective way. Not only are these aligners removable so you can enjoy food, drinks and brushing your teeth with ease but they also typically have a faster treatment time when compared to traditional braces.  

In addition to this, they are also easy to clean and pack away when not in use. The clinical effectiveness of Invisalign is proven to be around 95% successful when looking at Invisalign treatment cases. For further information on Invisalign, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today

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