For those who desire an appealing, healthy smile, Invisalign is an option for creating straight teeth as an alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign is an FDA-cleared system that effectively straightens teeth without wires and brackets.
Invisalign combines 3-D computer technology with a clear, medical grade polymer to move teeth at a pace faster than traditional braces. They can be removed to eat and clean teeth and are generally undetectable when worn. These are recommended for adults and adolescents who have completed tooth and jaw development. They are particularly appealing for adults who went through orthodontics in their youth and have experienced shifting teeth as they've aged.
Invisalign is also ideal for patients with nickel allergies, since traditional brackets contain some component of nickel in the stainless steel. Because Invisalign can be removed for cleaning teeth, patients with special needs, such as muscular dystrophy, find this an easier method to maintain.