Aligners are another appliance that orthodontists use to move your teeth into correct alignment. These include brands such as Invisalign, as well as a host of others. A series of computer-designed clear plastic shell aligners are custom made to fit closely over your teeth, and apply the pressure needed to steadily move them. Each tray is specifically designed to move teeth closer to the desired final position and give you that perfect smile.
Major benefits of clear aligner treatment:
Appliances are much less visible than traditional braces
It is easy to remove the appliances when eating
Appliances can be removed to brush and floss, and no special additional techniques or tools are needed
Appointments are generally quicker
The major challenge with clear aligner treatment is that aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day or else teeth will not move properly and treatment will take much longer.