How Invisalign® Clear Braces Work

How Invisalign® Clear Braces WorkWhen your teeth aren’t as straight as they should be, the impact on your smile’s appearance can be significant. Enough so that it can negatively impact your confidence and self-esteem. Straightening crooked teeth can alleviate that, but the metal braces that are often required to do so can sometimes seem as equally unappealing as crooked teeth. The good news is that Invisalign® clear braces work to straighten your smile as effectively as traditional braces, but without brackets and wires. Also, with significantly more comfort, convenience, and discretion.

Re-Think Orthodontic Treatment

Conventional orthodontic braces are designed to gradually move teeth into more symmetrical, more attractive positions by exerting gentle but continuous force. Invisalign® follows the same principle of careful tooth movement, but accomplishes it in a completely different manner.

Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign® consists of custom-designed clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth.  The series of aligners gently guide teeth towards their target alignment, and can be changed every couple of weeks to keep your teeth on their prescribed path of movement.

The Benefits of Invisalign® Aligners

Because Invisalign® consists of removable aligners instead of braces that are bonded to your teeth, they offer a number of unique advantages that make your orthodontic treatment easier, including;

  • Comfort – each aligner is created as a single piece, without jagged wires or brackets to irritate soft tissues.
  • Convenience – you can remove your aligners to eat, as well as to brush and floss your teeth.
  • Discretion – Invisalign® aligners are made from clear acrylic, and are virtually invisible even when they’re in place.