INVISALIGN: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS In the past 15 years, over 3 million patients have achieved a beautiful smile with Invisalign clear plastic aligners. Here are some helpful FAQʼs highlighting the differences between Invisalign and traditional braces. Does Invisalign take longer than traditonal metal braces? Invisalign typically takes less time (depending on the patient) because the aligners are changed every week. Traditional metal braces are adjusted once every 4 to 6 weeks. The average length of time for Invisalign treatment is 12 months. Does Invisalign costs more than traditional metal braces? The cost for Invisalign is comparable to traditional metal braces and has the added advantage of comfort and convenience. Invisalign Teen allows for up to six free replacement aligners during treatment … just in case one goes missing. Is Invisalign only for young patients? Invisalign can be worn by orthodontic patients of all ages as long as the teeth and gums are healthy. Fry Orthodontics is Kansas Cityʼs leading Invialign provider and in the top 1% nationwide. If youʼd like to find out if Invisalign is right for you, please call us today for a free exam at any one of the Kansas City Fry Orthodontic Specialists offices. What kind of orthodontic problems can Invisalign correct? Invisalign can correct a wide variety of orthodontic problems, including gapped teeth, overbite, underbite, crowded teeth, open bites and crossbites. Are Invisalign trays comfortable? Invisalign trays are made out of flexible plastic and are designed to ensure gentle straightening. There may be a short period of adjustment when first wearing the aligners.