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Invisalign® is a remarkable tooth-straightening method that allows patients to have straighter teeth over the course of several months simply by wearing clear plastic aligner trays for at least 22 hours each day. Every few weeks, the patient is provided with a new set of trays as their teeth continue to straighten. Not only are the plastic aligners virtually invisible to other people; they’re also more comfortable than conventional braces, and the wearer can remove the aligner trays to eat meals and brush and floss. There are two Invisalign® treatment options available: Invisalign® for adults and Invisalign Teen®. The only difference between the two is that the teen version provides for more sets of aligner trays at no additional cost (if needed), the aligners include indicators to inform parents whether their kids are wearing the trays for the required time each day, and the teen aligners help to guide a teen’s tooth roots to their proper locations.
Many modern orthodontic treatment methods are based on the technology employed with traditional metal braces. That’s because the conventional means of straightening teeth is so effective. And self-ligating braces are yet another treatment that falls into that category. This tooth straightening method consists of brackets that are bonded to the surface of each tooth, archwires that connect the brackets, and ligatures that attach the archwires to the brackets. But unlike traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces utilize clips or brackets instead of rubber bands or elastic ties. The provides several benefits for the patient: self-ligating braces shorten the time required in the initial stage of the tooth straightening process; the clips/brackets are easier to clean; many patients find self-ligating braces to be more comfortable than traditional braces, and; because this treatment method requires fewer adjustments, it typically requires fewer visits to the dentist or orthodontist.