Invisalign is a type of clear aligner, an orthodontic device that is used to straighten misaligned teeth. This video focuses on Invisalign braces.
Invisalign braces are inconspicuous compared to metal braces. This makes them popular with adults.
Sets of the aligners are made of elasticated plastic and are removable. The patient receives a new set every two weeks, and the aligners gradually move the teeth to the desired position by putting pressure on the teeth.
Invisalign braces are worn for 22 hours a day and removed while eating, brushing, and flossing teeth.
Patients with metal braces are restricted from eating certain food items. With Invisalign, there is no restriction as the aligners are removed prior to mealtimes.
Invisalign braces are much more comfortable to wear than metal braces.
It is easier to brush and floss the teeth as the aligners are removed. With metal braces, brushing teeth properly can be challenging.
Fewer consultations are required for wearers of Invisalign, than those who have metal braces.
Metal braces cost much less than Invisalign and are more effective in treating complex cases.
The orthodontist will advise on the type of braces required, depending on the type of treatment needed.