Invisalign clear aligners
Invisalign clear aligners can straighten your teeth without the wires and brackets of traditional braces. The aligners consist of a sequence of clear, removable trays that fit over the teeth to straighten them. With the new smart track, each tray must be worn for a specified amount of time – usually, around 20 hours a day – and now will smart track material for one week before you can progress to the next tray. In most situations, the aligners can straighten teeth in anywhere from 3 to 12 months.
Clear orthodontic aligners are suitable for patients with mild or moderate crowding, or minor spacing issues. They may not be appropriate for patients with severe crowding or spacing. While the aligners can correct a mild malocclusion, patients with severe underbites, overbites or crossbites may require more advanced orthodontic with the specialist orthodontist.
Unlike traditional braces, the trays can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating. Because the trays are clear, you can undergo this type of orthodontic treatment without the usual discomfort associated with regular braces. If you fail to wear the trays properly or lose them, additional costs may be incurred if new trays or a scan of your teeth are needed.