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

Invisalign® is a series of clear aligners that help move your teeth into the most aesthetic and functional positions. Each aligner tray moves the teeth ever so slightly in order to make tooth movement as comfortable as possible during treatment.

Some of the advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces:

  • Reduced Emergencies: No poking wires, no loose brackets or bands, and no sores from brackets rubbing inside the cheeks and lips.

  • No Food Restrictions: You cannot eat sticky or hard foods with traditional braces, but Invisalign aligners are removable!

  • Improved Ease of Oral Hygiene: Take out your trays to brush and floss more easily.

  • Healthier Outcomes: Because oral hygiene is easier to maintain, there is less of incidence of white spot lesions forming on the teeth.

  • Convenience: Unlike braces (where you must be seen every four to six weeks), Invisalign patients can be seen on average every 12 weeks! This allows children to miss less school and adults to miss less work during orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign® Treatment

The length of your Invisalign treatment is based on many factors. The length of treatment will be determined by amount of tooth movement needed, the alignment of the jaws (skeletal issues), and how well you wear the aligners. The aligners must be worn at a minimum 20 hours/day for the most effective tooth movement. Some patients can be treated in as little as four to six months, while some more complex treatments can go up to two years or longer.


Invisalign® FAQs

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 5,000,000 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.

Certified Invisalign Teen Provider

Glassell & Weiss Orthodontics is one of the premier providers of Invisalign in the Memphis area. Teens can have fun not worrying about what they eat, dealing with orthodontics emergencies, or picking pieces of food from between brackets! 

If your teen is motivated to wear the aligners the proper amount of time, Invisalign Teen is an awesome treatment recommendation. Wearing the aligners for the prescribed amount of time per day by Dr. Glassell or Dr. Weiss (usually 20 hours/day) will help achieve excellent orthodontic results.

When it comes to your teen’s smile, choose the best!

Tailored for Teens

Invisalign treatment for teens is similar to traditional Invisalign: it offers the same comfort, effectiveness, convenience, and aesthetics as the original Invisalign aligners. Invisalign Teen differs from adult Invisalign in that it takes into account all the different needs for teenagers! It has specific attachments to help teeth erupt, and has compliance indicator to make sure your teen is wearing the aligners the appropriate amount of time.

Additional Benefits

• Don’t have to come in as frequently, so your teen won’t miss as much school/activities—usually only every three months! • Easier to brush and floss • Don't get those terrible looking white spots on the teeth during treatment • No emergencies (poking wires, loose bands, or brackets) • Our iTero® intraoral scanner eliminates “goopy” impressions Invisalign Teen treatment usually takes about the same amount of time as traditional braces. Treatment can range from six months to two years depending on your teen’s needs.

More questions? Contact us today!


You are your best investment!

It's true. No matter what you've believed in the past, a confident, radiant smile can be within reach. And if you think about it, improving your smile is an important investment, because you're doing it for yourself.

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Elite Preferred Provider of Invisalign in Memphis and Millington

Weiss & Glassell Orthodontics has treated more aligner cases than anyone else in the Memphis area—more than 1,400 cases! We have the experience to make your Invisalign treatment a comfortable and enjoyable experience!

For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.


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At first, I was skeptical about whether or not to use plastic aligners to straighten my teeth, but I am very glad I decided to make the investment. In just about nine months my teeth were straightened using the clear, comfortable, and easy-to-remove aligners. I'm a busy guy, and using Invisalign fit right into my lifestyle.

Alex, 21