Invisalign is a brand of clear, removable aligners that are used as an alternative to traditional metal braces to straighten teeth and correct other orthodontic issues. Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, transparent plastic material that is custom-fitted to the patient’s teeth.
The Invisalign treatment process typically involves a series of customized aligners, each of which is worn for about two weeks. As the patient progresses through the series, the aligners gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. Treatment length can vary depending on the severity of the patient’s orthodontic issues, but typically lasts between 6-18 months.
One of the main advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for individuals who want to straighten their teeth without the noticeable appearance of traditional braces. Additionally, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing patients to eat, brush, and floss normally without the interference of braces brackets and wires.