Invisalign, or clear braces, is a method of straightening teeth without the use of traditional wires and brackets. Invisalign uses clear trays, also known as aligners, to gently straighten your teeth.
When teeth aren’t crooked and crowded, food and plaque are less likely to get stuck in between them, reducing the chances of plaque buildup, tooth decay, or gum disease.
Straight teeth can prevent unnecessary force on the teeth and supporting bone joints, preventing headaches, facial and jaw pain, such as TMJ.
When your teeth are crooked, your bite isn’t even, and all of your biting force is on the weaker, more vulnerable parts of the teeth. A proper bite with straight teeth will allow you to keep your teeth longer.
Trays are changed every two weeks, slowly moving your teeth to their ideal position.
Clear braces typically work faster than wire braces, with an average treatment time of 12 months, compared to 2-3 years.