Invisalign is literally invisible braces. Clear plastic customized trays cover the teeth, are worn all day and night, and are changed to a different tray that moves the teeth closer to the planned final straight positioning of the teeth. Patients can go to work, socialize and do everything they normally do while wearing Invisalign. The trays must be removed for meals.
Straightening the teeth has many benefits in addition to cosmetics:
- Straightened teeth are less likely to trap food and plaque.
- Straightened teeth are more self cleansing and with a good, consistent oral care routine at home, can ensure less dental issues will develop in the future.
- Straightened teeth are less likely to develop cavities.