Invisalign is a type of clear aligner treatment that straightens teeth without the use of any brackets or wires. Instead, Invisalign utilizes aligners which are virtually invisible and made of BPA-free thermoplastic material. It is a great and esthetic option for people with busy schedules who want to go through orthodontic treatment with fewer in-office visits and are concerned with the look of braces. There are virtually no emergencies and no restrictions on the types of food you can eat.
Invisalign is also available for teenagers. This treatment is called Invisalign Teen and offers all the same benefits as Invisalign for adults. Invisalign Teen has some additional features designed specifically for teenagers and their developing teeth.
Invisalign works by gradually and gently moving the teeth with a series of aligners that make slight movements to teeth positions with each successive aligner. The customized series of aligners are all fabricated at the start of treatment, and typically each aligner is worn for 1-2 weeks. Invisalign can be used in place of braces for many types of orthodontic treatments and requires a high level of patient compliance for the best results.