When someone mentions “teeth straightening” or “orthodontics” to you, what is the first thought that comes to your mind? For many people, it is big, bulky, metal braces that have been used to straighten teeth for decades. A metal bracket is attached to each tooth, and all brackets are connected with a wire. Depending on the strength of the wire and the tightness set by an orthodontist, teeth can begin moving into a desirable position. Many patients wish they could straighten their teeth without such large and noticeable appliances.
Luckily… the days of teeth only being straightened in this way are over!
Invisalign has completely revolutionized the way that teeth are straightened. After your dentist helps to create a design of what your perfect smile would look like, they figure out the steps that it will take to get from the current smile to the dream smile. For each of these steps, a clear aligner tray is created. As each aligner tray does its job (usually around two weeks), you simply swap out for the next in the series in order to continue the straightening process.
That’s it! No metal, no wires, no tightening… just nearly invisible aligner trays!
Here are some of the many benefits of Invisalign: