Invisalign braces have become popular as an alternative to traditional braces as they are cosmetically more appealing.
They are known as “invisible braces” but they actually work in a very different way to the traditional approach.
Rather than using brackets and wires, Invisalign uses aligners to move your teeth into new positions.
These aligners are clear and removable.
In order to use the Invisalign approach, you will have X-rays and molds taken which are then used to help an orthodontist plan your treatment.
The Invisalign aligners are built specifically for your mouth and each aligner is meant to be worn for two weeks. You then move on to the next aligner and the whole process can take about one year.
Virtually invisible so only you know you are wearing them
Easier to clean than traditional braces
More comfortable than traditional braces so less risk of irritation
Removable so can be taken out for eating or just for a break
Can be more expensive than traditional braces
Won’t work for everybody
Must follow instructions exactly
Teeth are still being moved so some chance of pain