Cosmetic Dentistry |3 min read

Is Invisalign the Best Clear Aligner?

Woman smiling while holding an Invisalign clear aligner

Everyone has heard of Invisalign… This text opens a new tab … – it changed the orthodontic world when it introduced the clear aligner. Since then, many clear aligners brands have popped up in the market such as Byte… This text opens a new tab …, SmileDirectClub… This text opens a new tab …, and ClearCorrect… This text opens a new tab ….

So now the question has come:

Is Invisalign the best clear aligner out there?

We’re going to answer that very question and what they can do for you.

Let’s dive right in!

How is Invisalign different from other clear aligners?

Invisalign® in Durham, NC has 3 key differences that the competitors don’t:

1. Invisalign is custom to your smile

Because everyone has a unique smile, Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly!

We’ll take a digital scan of your teeth to determine how many custom-fit aligners you’ll need and how long treatment will last.

2. Invisalign uses SmartTrack Material… This text opens a new tab …

Invisalign is more comfortable than other alternatives because it uses SmartTrack.

This premium material was specially engineered for the Invisalign system, rather than generic plastic for use in any kind of product.

SmartTrack is designed to be flexible and slip right over your teeth.

3. Invisalign uses attachments

Many of the competitors DON’T use attachments.

Attachments are tiny, tooth-colored shapes that will allow your aligners to fit snugly on your teeth.

The attachments help us have better precision throughout your treatment, meaning it’ll be much easier to achieve the smile you desire!


Invisalign is virtually invisible!

The material allows for more frequent wear.

By regularly wearing your Invisalign, you can see results up to 50 percent faster than competitors.

And thanks to their super clear appearance, nobody has to know you’re undergoing treatment!

How does Invisalign treatment work?

The treatment system is simple!

You’ll come in for a consultation so we can examine your teeth and discuss your smile goals. We’ll answer any questions you have regarding how Invisalign works, address any concerns, and make a digital scan of your smile.

We’ll give you your aligners, which you should wear for 20 to 22 hours a day for optimal results. You’ll change to a new set every 1-2 weeks.

Each set will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place.

You’ll come in about every 6-8 weeks so we can monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.

You can live your day-to-day life doing what you love – while Invisalign straightens your smile.

How does that compare to DIY aligners?

So many at-home aligner companies are popping up these days.

They may seem like an ideal option if you have a tight schedule, because they eliminate in-person visits. You’d work remotely with your assigned doctor throughout treatment.


In-person visits allow us to view every angle of your teeth. That enables us to fully understand how to help you and give you the best care!

At the end of your treatment, we can look at your teeth and recommend more trays or retainers to keep your new smile straight.

Looking for an Invisalign dentist in Durham, NC?

We want to make your smile dreams come true!

Invisalign is the original, most highly-rated clear aligner brand out there (10 million smiles and counting!).

And it’s our favorite aligner system at Croasdaile Dental Arts!

Our incredible dentists Dr. William Turner, Dr. Jason Butler, and Dr. Eric Cole have perfected the art of cosmetic dentistry and are here to serve you.

Schedule a consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you.

Croasdaile Dental Arts has been established since 1977 and we proudly serve the following communities: Durham, Raleigh, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, Mebane, Timberlake, Roxboro, and Carrboro.