Clear aligners, also known simply as clear braces, are an alternative to metal braces. They are made of clear plastic and look similar to teeth whitening trays. Instead of metal brackets and wires, clear aligners are made of a flexible plastic material that comfortably fits over your teeth. They are virtually invisible, and most people will never even be able to tell you’re wearing them.
What Do Clear Aligners Fix?
Clear aligners help fix many common orthodontic issues, including crooked or crowded teeth, gap teeth, underbite, and overbite. Because they are clear and removable, they are much less obvious than metal braces. Clear aligners are custom-made for each individual patient based on 3D models of their teeth. These aligners are worn all day, every day, except for during meals and when cleaning your teeth. They will slowly shift your teeth into place over time.
Invisalign aligners are custom-designed clear aligners that you wear over your teeth. The aligners are smooth and clear, and no one will know you are wearing them. The aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat, brush, and floss.
Invisalign Treatment Process
The Invisalign treatment process consists of a series of steps. First, your dentist will take a scan of your teeth and jaw. Then, he will create a digital 3-D image. From these, your dentist will design a plan for your treatment.
Once your plan is ready, your aligners will be made. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before switching to the next. Each aligner will move your teeth closer to their final destination.
Invisalign Aligners - Benefits
Invisalign aligners are made out of clear plastic, making them virtually invisible when worn. The aligners are removable, allowing you to take them out to eat, brush, and floss your teeth. Invisalign aligners are worn for at least 22 hours per day but can be removed for up to two hours per day for brushing, flossing, and eating.
Our patients choose Invisalign to get beautiful straight teeth without the bulky metal brackets and wires. With Invisalign, patients get a series of clear, removable aligners that they will change out every two weeks. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate the soft tissues of your mouth.
The Invisalign system has many advantages over traditional metal braces. For example, Invisalign aligners are hardly visible, so you can feel confident in your smile. Invisalign aligners can be removed, which makes cleaning your teeth and eating much easier. Invisalign aligners also do not cause pain, discomfort, or irritation like traditional metal braces.
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