In the past, braces were required to straighten teeth with brackets and wires. Technology has advanced enormously and today brackets are a fraction of the size they used to be, they are available in a myriad of colours, and are more comfortable and pain-free than ever before. And now there are new exciting alternatives to traditional braces in the form of Invisalign ‘invisible braces’.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign braces are the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without the need for traditional braces using fixed brackets and wires. The Invisalign System uses clear, removable ‘aligners’ to straighten teeth without any metal or wires.
Does Invisalign Really Work?
Yes. In both clinical research and in dental practices around the world, Invisalign has been effectively used to straighten teeth. Over 5.5 million patients with a wide variety of dental challenges have been successfully treated with Invisalign’s invisible dental braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign braces use 3D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial teeth position to the final desired teeth position. This imaging is used to create a series of custom-made invisible orthodontic “aligners”. Each orthodontic aligner moves the teeth incrementally while being worn for approximately two weeks. It is then replaced by the next aligner in the series until the final desired teeth position is achieved. The result is a beautiful smile of straight teeth.