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What Are Invisible Braces?
Invisible braces are made of clear, solid plastic and can have the same dramatic results for orthodontic patients as metal or ceramic braces. They are thin plastic trays that fit perfectly over your teeth to gradually correct the alignment of your smile. A great example of invisible braces is the increasingly popular brand, Invisalign®.
How Do Invisible Braces Work?
Rather than using brackets and metal wires, invisible braces correct dental alignment issues using a series of durable plastic trays that fit over the teeth. The plastic trays are able to gently guide the teeth to shift into a more optimal position. Every 4 to 6 weeks, the trays are updated to keep the patient’s progression on track until a successful result is achieved.
Because these plastic trays are not permanently installed in the mouth, they can be removed when eating or for routine dental hygiene. Also, patients are able to clean invisible braces easily by removing them and rinsing with water.