Clear aligners, also known as clear-aligner treatment, are orthodontic devices that employ a transparent, plastic form of dental braces to adjust teeth.
Invisalign refers to the so-called "invisible braces" – an alternative to the normal orthodontic treatment with braces. More than 2.5 million people worldwide have already had an existing tooth misalignment treated in this way.
With Invisalign, tooth misalignments are corrected by a series of bite block appliances individually prepared for the patient. These removable aligner trays are almost invisible on the teeth as they are made of transparent plastic. A new pair of trays is inserted every two weeks so that the teeth gradually move into the final position week after week.
Invisalign provides a very comfortable and efficient way to straighten teeth misalignments. Since the trays are virtually invisible, there are hardly any restrictions in daily life. Therefore, this treatment method is particularly suitable for patients who would have profession-related problems, for example, if their teeth were straightened with highly visible, conventional fixed braces.