Will Invisalign Work for Me?

Dr. Alikhani, Dr. Lien, and the professional team at the House of Orthodontia have developed a list of thoughtful questions that help their patients decide if orthodontic treatment with Invisalign in Cobble Hill, NY is appropriate for them.

How Can I Tell if Invisalign Is Right for Me?

  1. Am I responsible? To be treated effectively with Invisalign, you need to accept the responsibility of caring for the trays. Not only do the aligner trays need to be kept clean, but you need to keep track of them while they are not being worn. Because your aligners are removable and clear, they can easily be misplaced or accidentally thrown out. It is important to remember also to put them back in your mouth after eating or brushing. A new set of tray aligners is exchanged for the old set in approximately two-week intervals as part of the course of treatment.
  2. How much work do I need done? Typically, this kind of treatment is recommended by orthodontists to patients who do not need extensive or complex orthodontic treatment. Drs. Alikhani and Lien prescribe Invisalign for fixing such conditions as over- or under-bites, overcrowding, gapped teeth, or those with general spacing issues. Raising and lowering teeth or large tooth spacings are typically more effectively treated with traditional braces.
  3. Will Invisalign fit into my lifestyle? Invisalign is virtually invisible to the casual observer, so patients can continue to smile big while undergoing your treatment. Because the aligner trays are clear and removable, you can continue to eat the foods you love, unlike the limitations on eating certain foods often associated with treatment with traditional braces. The aligners do need to be removed for eating, brushing, flossing, and to clean the trays.
  4. What will Invisalign cost in time and money? Invisalign treatment typically lasts approximately a year and a half, depending on the patient. Appointments with Dr. Alikhani and Dr. Lien while being treated may be more frequent than with traditional braces, but check-ups are short. It’s difficult to determine what the exact cost of your unique treatment will be without visiting an orthodontist, but this Invisalign Cost Calculator is a good gauge. The House of Orthodontia can help provide affordable treatment with a number of financing options and cooperates with many popular insurance companies.

Get Started

Invisalign is an effective and appropriate option for many patients in Cobble Hill, NY who are looking to improve their appearance and their overall oral health. To find out which kind of orthodontic treatment is appropriate for you, schedule an initial consultation with the House of Orthodontia today!


Dr. Alikhani, Dr. Lien, and the team at House of Orthodontia are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to braces, clear braces, or Invisalign in Cobble Hill, NY, Brooklyn Heights, NY, Boerum Hill, NY, East Village, NY or the 11201 zip code area, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Alikhani or Dr. Lien contact House of Orthodontia at: (718) 852-4414