Invisible braces are the term used for an orthodontic treatment that is invisible or clear in nature. The clear plastic aligner is not easily seen – so no one will probably notice that you are wearing them. You can choose to have tooth coloured fixed braces that look and function similar to metal braces or you can have clear aligners that are easy to place in your mouth and remove when needed. The type that is right for you will be discussed with one of our dentists when you come in for your consultation. One choice may be better for you than the other.
Invisible braces are a great option for patients who do not want others to know that they are straightening their teeth or don’t like the look of fixed brackets on their teeth.
Invisible braces are often the most convenient choice for patients. That being said, not all patients are candidates for invisible braces. The length of the treatment will depend on the current position or misalignment of your teeth. Typically, you can expect treatment to last anywhere between six months to 24 months
If you are considering clear aligners, the treatment will involve a varied set of aligners that will be placed into your mouth during different stages of the treatment process. Once you complete the first stage of the treatment process, you will graduate to the next set of aligners, and so on. The aligners themselves place a gentle pressure on your teeth to move your teeth into the ideal position determined by your dentist.
Although these aligners are easily removed to eat and drink as necessary, it is recommended that you wear them the rest of the time in order to maximize the movement of your teeth.
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