How Invisalign Works
Overall, Invisalign aligners work the same way that traditional braces do: applying carefully controlled force to teeth to slowly shift them into a better position. In terms of specifics, your Invisalign journey proceeds as follows.
Specialized computer software helps your orthodontist design a plan for moving your teeth from their current positions into the best possible alignment. This movement will be broken down into stages. For each stage, two Invisalign aligners will be created for you—one to fit over your top teeth and one for the bottom. You will wear this first set of aligners for one week for a minimum of 20 hours per day. Then you will move on to the next set of aligners in the series, continuing gradual movement in this way until your teeth are correctly aligned.