When you think of braces, it often conjures up an image of metal brackets attached to metal wires and often with brightly colored elastics. Traditional braces are still widely used because they are highly effective and provide excellent results.
However, while such visible braces may be great for children and teenagers, they are less appealing for adults. Thankfully orthodontics technology has improved significantly over the past few years. Nowadays, more and more adults straighten teeth without braces using Invisalign invisible aligners.
What Is Invisalign?
Instead of fixed brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of removable clear aligners made from clear, BPA-free plastic.
These trays are very thin, fitting tightly yet comfortably over the teeth. Once in the mouth, they are virtually invisible unless you look closely, at which point you might notice a slight halo effect around the teeth.
How Does Invisalign Work?
This invisible braces system works using a series of aligner trays, and each set of trays is worn for two weeks. After the two weeks are up, you simply discard the trays and begin wearing the next set in the series.
Each set of aligner trays is custom-made to apply exactly the right pressure on teeth, precisely moving them into the correct positions. Treatment continues in this way until your teeth have moved into the positions identified in your treatment plan by your Invisalign provider.
The exact number of aligner trays required depends on the orthodontic problems requiring correction.
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