Clear aligners, such as Invisalign®, are a modern, innovative, and effective way for patients to achieve a straighter smile without braces. Each clear aligner treatment system involves a series of removable and nearly-invisible trays that gently move your teeth into their proper position. Each alignment tray is customized to fit comfortably over your teeth, and it will gradually pull your teeth into a straight smile. Clear aligners are not for everyone. If you are interested in straightening your smile with clear alingers or Invisalign in Carlsbad, California, we invite you to contact Full Smile Orthodontics at 760.804.0080 and set up a consultation with Dr. Daniel Adams. Our caring orthodontist can help you know if clear aligners or Invisalign are right for you.
How do Clear Aligners Work?
Clear aligners and Invisalign treatments are a popular and effective alternative to traditional braces. Each set of clear aligners is designed to gradually and comfortably move your teeth into their proper positions. Plus, each aligner is made of durable and nearly-invisible plastic, so you do not have to worry about metal wires and brackets affecting your smile’s appearance. Every few weeks, you will switch aligners to ones that are a little straighter, helping to move your teeth a little more with each new set of aligners.
Generally, patients will need to wear their aligners for about 22 hours every day in order to get the best results. The total length of your treatment depends on your individual case and smile goals. Most treatments last between six months and twenty-four months.
If you would like to learn more about how clear aligners, such as Invisalign, can straighten your teeth ina more comfortable and enjoyable way, we invite you to contact our office today.