Crooked teeth (a condition known as malocclusion) can cause a number of potentially serious issues with your bite and dental health. But for many patients, the most prominent consequence is the impact on their smiles’ appearances. In fact, many older teens and adults choose to straighten teeth more for cosmetic reasons than any other motivations. With Invisalign® clear braces, you may be able to enjoy the benefits of a straighter, more attractive smile without having to endure the inconvenience of metal orthodontic braces.
How Invisalign® Works
Invisalign® is a system of clear aligners designed to gently and discreetly guide crooked teeth into straighter positions. Instead of utilizing brackets and wires like traditional orthodontic braces, the aligners are designed to fit over your teeth, similar to a mouthguard. As you progress through the aligners, they gently guide crooked teeth toward straighter positions while remaining nearly invisible, thanks to the clear acrylic that the aligners are made of. By eschewing traditional brackets and wires, Invisalign® offers a number of significant benefits over metal braces, not the least of which is their more discreet appearance.
The Main Benefits of Clear Aligners
As the name suggests, clear aligners are made to be unnoticeable. Every aligner is crafted from clear acrylic and designed to fit snugly over your teeth so it doesn’t move or shift. While appearance is a significant advantage, however, clear aligners also offer the benefit of being temporarily removable. Before eating or brushing and flossing your teeth, you can take your aligners out to ensure that your teeth remain clean and healthy throughout your treatment.