No. We believe Invisalign is the best clear aligner system on the market, and while it does cost our practice considerably more than braces due to its premium lab fee, we do not upcharge patients for it. Why? Because we believe every patient should have access to the best treatment available without price as a barrier to an optimal result.
Generally, no. Unlike braces, where certain foods may become stuck and/or knock off brackets or dislodge a wire, Invisalign does not utilize such hardware. Instead, take out your clear aligners when eating and drinking and take care to clean daily (brush with toothpaste) and prevent stains (don't drink coffee while wearing your aligners) and you'll be set!