Frequently asked questions

What about insurance?


If you have orthodontic coverage you’ll be able to submit paperwork to get reimbursed directly from your insurance company. This benefit is usually around $1500 but may be more or less depending on the type of coverage you have.




How much does it cost?


$3900. This is a great deal. This is $2000 off the typical cost of Invisalign treatment in the Bay Area.




What if I'm not a candidate?


We’re happy to transfer your scan to another provider for in-office care. If you’re not a candidate for our service we won’t charge you for the digital results simulation (usually $150)




How long does it take?


This depends on your goals and the distance the teeth need to move. The average treatment time is 6 months.




Can I eat/drink with the trays on?


Diet time, sorry! You can drink water with the trays on but need to take them out to eat or drink anything else. Snacking is tough when you're wearing Invisalign.




How long do I need to wear the trays each day?


The trays should be worn 22 hours a day. The more you wear them the better results you’ll get.




When can I stop wearing the retainers?


You’ll generally need to wear the retainers for 22 hours/day 3-6 months after your teeth have been straightened. After that, retainers can be worn at night (forever). It sounds scary, but that’s what it takes to keep teeth from shifting.




Does it hurt?


Some people don’t notice anything at all while others will have some soreness for a couple days. Since clear aligners move the teeth in smaller increments than braces, there is generally less pain than you would experience with conventional braces.




How does it work if you see me at my office?


It's best if you book a conference room for some privacy. If you're having us come out for a Digital Results Simulation we need a power outlet and a chair for you to sit in. We're able to travel throughout the Peninsula. Make sure to give us your location in the notes section of the scheduler.





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