Everybody wants a beautiful smile. Your smile can affect your self-confidence and even what people think of you on first impression. Orthodontists or dentists use clear plastic trays to realign teeth, called Invisalign. Invisalign is an alternative for traditional metal braces. Invisalign in many ways is better than traditional braces, although has its limitations. The treatment plan for Invisalign involves taking impressions, X-rays and photographs.
Once this is done, they are sent out to a lab that customizes a series of trays, that you will wear 23 hours of the day for specific number of months. Specific attachment,s called buttons, will be bonded to your teeth that allow the trays to manipulate your teeth into the proper orientation. The overall treatment time is about one year, depending on the complexity of the case. Talk to your dentist and see if Invisalign is right for you.