• Invisalign is the dominant provider in the world of clear aligners and therefore has the name recognition.
  • It should be noted that there are other clear aligner providers in the marketplace such as Clear Correct or Sure Smile.
  • Instead of using braces to move and align teeth, a sequential series of thin clear aligners are used to move and align teeth.
  • A 3D scan of the teeth is taken and the teeth are moved digitally to align and fit properly.  A series of perhaps 20 to 35 aligners are fabricated with each one in sequence slightly more aligned than the previous one.
  • This method of orthodontic treatment has become much more sophisticated and reliable over the approximately 20 years of development.
  • The majority of orthodontic cases can now be treated reliably with clear aligners.
  • One positive aspect of clear aligner treatment is that the aligners are almost invisible so others will not likely notice that you are in orthodontic treatment.
  • Another positive feature is that the aligners can be taken out to eat, brush your teeth, for important presentations, for photographs and so on.
  • You do not have to be careful about eating hard, crunchy or sticky foods like you do with braces.
  • Oral hygiene is easier than with braces.