Rating: 9.6 / 10 (Excellent)
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Established in 1997, Invisalign was the first invisible braces provider on the orthodontics market. They provide invisible braces technology to certified orthodontists and dentists around the world, including a patented 3D imaging system that doctors use to create a custom treatment plan. Invisalign braces are available for adults and teens alike, and they claim to deliver a new smile up to 2x faster (with weekly aligner changes).

How is Invisalign rated?

Breakdown

10/10
Product Specs
9/10
Pricing
10/10
Customer Experience

Overall Rating: 9.6 / 10 (Excellent)

As the parent of invisible braces, Invisalign is known around the world, so much so that its name has almost become synonymous with clear aligners. Invisalign customers know they're getting a quality product, with all the effectiveness of metal braces and none of the discomfort. However, the weekly adjustment visits and the high cost of treatment may be daunting for some patients, especially those who only have minor dental issues to correct. Customers on a limited budget or with little time on their hands should probably look elsewhere.

Invisalign Product Specs

Product Specs - 10 / 10

Invisalign is a registered trademark of Align Technology, and it was the first clear aligner of its kind in the market when it came out in 1997. They've continued refining their technology in the intervening years, and now provide one of the most advanced clear aligners in the world, despite their higher cost. Invisalign braces can be obtained through a trained Invisalign orthodontist or dentist. A three-dimensional scan of the patient's teeth is prepared. This is used to determine a treatment plan and create custom aligners. Typically, the patient would change aligners every week, and the teeth will gradually move with each aligner. According to Invisalign, weekly adjustments cuts the treatment time in half.

Invisalign braces are available in several modes of treatment. Full is the traditional treatment, for all kinds of dental issues. Lite is for less severe cases of teeth overlap. Express is a short-term treatment that fixes common issues in less time. Invisalign is also available for teens. Invisalign braces for teens have an interesting feature, where an indicator on the tray changes color if the patient isn't wearing the braces as often as they should. A great feature for parents who want to make sure their investment isn't lost.

Through Invisalign's website, interested consumers can search for a doctor in their area who works with Invisalign and even arrange an appointment.
Brands
Invisalign
Service Options
Office Visit
Types of Alignment Trays
Full Mouth
Short Term
Partial
Teen

Additional Features

  • Appointment planning
  • Progress tracking
  • Teen compliance indicators
  • Cleaning system

Invisalign Pricing

Pricing - 9 / 10

The cost of Invisalign invisible braces can range from $5,000 to $8,000. While this is more expensive than traditional metal braces, the shortened treatment period and the comfort associated with invisible braces may be well worth it. Additionally, Invisalign braces may be covered by dental insurance, and the orthodontist may also provide financing. For more information about replacements and retainers, patients must consult with their orthodontist.
Price Range
$5,000 to $8,000
Financing Available
Yes

Invisalign Customer Experience

Customer Experience - 9.5 / 10

Because Invisalign braces are administered by orthodontists or dentists in their clinics, the customer experience will really depend on the administering doctor. Align Technology, Invisalign's manufacturer, has a few complaints posted on their Better Business Bureau, but most customers complain their teeth weren't as straight as they expected or similar issues. The orthodontist or dentist is responsible for using Invisalign's technology to craft a treatment plan that will give the patient the desired results. Invisalign itself is not responsible for any failures on the orthodontist's part.
Communication Method
Phone
Year Founded
1997
BBB Rating
A+

Company Profile

Full Name
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Company Website
Headquarters
2820 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95134

Top Rated
Our Partner
9.9 / 10
  • FREE online assessment
  • 60% less expensive than many other options
  • Monthly financing or single one-time payment
  • Features at-home impression kit
  • Visit SmileShop for professional scan
  • BPA-free invisible aligners