Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth that is both more discreet and more comfortable than traditional metal braces. Using a custom-made series of aligners, your teeth will gradually and gently shift into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you.
These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
With Invisalign, you will not experience many of the annoyances of traditional braces – pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing), plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating. Using Invisalign, you’ll achieve a great smile with minimal interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
Braces are one of many tools used to create a beautiful smile. They help correct certain types of abnormal bites such as overbites, crowded teeth and gapped teeth. There are many options and types of braces, which vary depending on the degree of orthodontic work that is needed.
Braces are common, and are used to gently move teeth over a period of time.
Straight teeth not only look better, but they are also easier to clean and keep healthy.
Clear braces perform the same as conventional braces, but are created to camouflage the braces and blend into the teeth in the background. They are made from a translucent plastic and tooth colored anchors.
Orthodontic appliances are defined as anything that an orthodontist attaches to your teeth to move the teeth or alter the shape of the jaw.
After braces are removed, it is often necessary to wear removable orthodontic appliances (retainers) to maintain the changes and ensure that the teeth don’t shift or move.