If you want to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth without braces, the Invisalign® System could be the right choice for you. Available for adults as well as teens, these clear aligners can be used to correct certain orthodontic bite problems. They are also practically invisible when you wear them, giving you the confidence and convenience you need every day!
How Invisalign® works:
A series of clear overlay templates are generated by computer simulation, applying consistent force to gradually move teeth into place. These are custom-designed to fit perfectly and snugly over your teeth.
These removable orthodontic appliances are made with high-technology materials that apply the right amount of pressure to specific areas of your teeth at a time. They need to be changed regularly as your teeth move.
At each stage, the clear aligners move your teeth horizontally or vertically, and can even rotate them in certain cases. Since aligners are custom-fitted, the force applied by them gently moves the affected teeth into position.
Benefits of Invisalign® for Teens:
- Unlike traditional metal braces, these clear aligners can easily be removed during sports, activities and meals for comfort and convenience. You don’t need to worry about the risk of damage to wires and brackets either!
- They can be more comfortable than traditional fixed appliances, since each aligner is engineered to fit your teeth and mouth perfectly. You can go about your day-to-day life with absolutely no interference from braces.
- Since these clear aligners are removable, you can easily brush your teeth and floss. With traditional braces, their elastic or metal ties as well as brackets tend to collect plaque, making cleaning more difficult.
Yes, Invisalign is a type of clear aligners.
Invisalign are clear aligners that tend to be more comfortable than traditional metal braces since the aligners are made of smooth plastic and won’t irritate the gums or cheeks the way some brackets and wires might.