The Invisalign Starter Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

Invisalign Starter Guide

Published by Dr. Charles Gemmi

A Board Certified Orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Charles Gemmi has been a practicing orthodontist with Orthodontics Limited since 2000 and is a member of the teaching staff at Einstein Medical Center. Orthodontics Limited is a Diamond+ Provider of Invisalign in Philadelphia and Hatboro, PA.

Interested in Invisalign for yourself or your child? Check out our fun Invisalign Starter Guide!



What does Invisalign treat?

  • Crowded Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Spaced teeth

Invisalign History

  • Align Technology was started in 1997 by 2 Stanford business students Zia Chishti and Kelsey Wirth.
  • The University of the Pacific School of Dentistry allowed them to perform the first feasibility study on actual patients bringing the idea to life.
  • Invisalign was first made available to the public in May, 2000.

How Invisalign Works

  1. Free Consultation
  2. Customized Treatment Plan
  3. Invisalign Clear Aligners Are Delivered
  4. Get a New Set of Aligners Every 2 Weeks
  5. Checkups Every 10 – 14 Weeks
  6. Maintain Proper Hygiene
  7. Get a Beautiful Smile!

Benefits of Invisalign

  • Healthier Gums
  • Virtually Invisible
  • Removable
  • Easier Cleaning
  • Enhanced Comfort
  • Sport-friendly

Invisalign Facts and Myths

MYTH: Braces are for kids.
FACT: Two in five orthodontic patients are adults.

MYTH: Orthodontists are appropriate only for the most challenging and complex orthodontic cases.
FACT: Orthodontists recognize the difference between a simple case and a complex one. And when a case is challenging, orthodontists know what to do.

MYTH: Invisalign is painful.
FACT: After the adjustment period, like breaking in a new pair of shoes, Invisalign aligners are comfortable.

MYTH: Invisalign must stay on your teeth at all times.
FACT: Invisalign aligners are removable so you can enjoy all the foods and activities you love, and brush and floss easily.

MYTH: Any dentist may join the American Association of Orthodontists.
FACT: Only orthodontists may become members of the American Association of Orthodontists.

MYTH: Invisalign can be used for your dog or cat, giving your pet a beautiful smile.
FACT: Sorry, this is not possible right now. Invisalign is only for humans 🙂

Celebrities Who have Straightened Their Teeth with Invisalign

  • Khloe Kardashian
  • Zac Efron
  • Katherine Heigl
  • Justin Bieber
  • Eva Longoria
  • Tom Cruise
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Gisele Bundchen
  • Serena Williams
  • Zendaya Coleman


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Kathleen M. Pale, DMD
Charles L. Gemmi III, D.M.D.
Harold L. Middleberg, D.M.D.

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