Frequently Asked Questions about the INVISALIGN treatment system

Q. Are the Invisalign braces (removable aligners) really invisible?
A. Yes, even when very close, no one will know you are wearing anything on your teeth - they are truly invisible braces

Q. How often do I change to a new Invisalign aligner?
A. About every two weeks, you change to a new Invisalign aligner, but your office visits will be only about every 8 to 12 weeks.

Q. How long does the Invisalign braces system take to move the teeth?
A. Depending on difficulty, most Invisalign treatment will take between 9 and 18 months, but some Invisalign treatments could take less or more time.

Q. Do Invisalign braces cost more than regular braces?
A. Invisalign treatment does cost about 25% more, but with our payment plans, treatment is still very affordable.

Q. These Invisalign invisible braces (aligners) seem to be plastic, why should they cost more?
A. All of the Invisalign aligners are made with in a laboratory using the latest computer CAD CAM design. This does add specific lab costs to treatment that are not required with standard braces. (Lab costs are included in you total fee.)

Q. Is the Invisalign treatment just for adults?
A. A patient must have all of their adult teeth and must be responsible enough to keep their invisible Invisalign braces in place at all times except eating.

Q. Can Invisalign treat all of the problems that braces can?
A. Although it cannot treat every orthodontic situation, many common issues such as crooked teeth or crowded teeth, spaces between teeth, and certain overbite types can be successfully corrected with Invisalign.

Q. If I have insurance, will it pay for Invisalign braces?
A. Yes, insurance plans accept the Invisalign treatment.

Q. How do I find out if I can receive treatment with the invisible Invisalign system, and what it would cost?
A. Ask for a free exam at either of our offices:


Dr. Hirsh
Invisalign San Diego Office
7189 Navajo Road
San Diego CA 92119
Dr. Hirsh
La Jolla Office
7301 Girard Ave. Suite 200
La Jolla CA 92037