Invisalign uses a series of clear aligner trays that have been custom made for your teeth.
Invisalign works great for both teens and adults! Invisalign uses a series of clear aligner trays that have been custom-made for your teeth. Invisalign trays are completely removable, making it a little more accessible to play and do certain activities (flute players?), or eat certain foods (hello popcorn and biting into a whole apple!). Being able to remove your Invisalign trays also simplifies daily brushing and flossing.
Invisalign patients have small “buttons” temporarily placed on certain teeth to help the trays put pressure in the right areas for treatment. There are no wires or brackets, which usually means fewer appointments and emergency visits.
Invisalign treatment time and effectiveness prove very similar to traditional braces for the most common teeth-straightening cases.
SELF-LIGATING METAL BRACES
The latest in metal braces, self-ligating braces have a “door” that eliminates the need for plastic or metal ties. With the combination of shape-memory wires, self-ligating braces are high tech and highly effective in moving teeth and bites into the perfect position.
CERAMIC (CLEAR) BRACES
Brackets made of ceramic, porcelain or sometimes plastic, blend in with the teeth. They are the same shape as traditional metal brackets, but less noticeable and often more expensive. They are not as durable as traditional metal brackets but can be just as effective.