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Invisalign is a customized orthodontic appliance used to move your teeth.  

It does not involve brackets or wires, the traditional materials used for braces.

A series of aligners are fabricated in order to complete your orthodontic treatment.  Each aligner is typically worn for 2 weeks before being replaced by the next aligner.

The pressure to move your teeth is applied by these clear aligners that are worn for 20-22 hours/day.  Just like traditional braces, these aligners need to be in place in order to move your teeth.

The advantages to Invisalign is that the aligners are clear ("invisible") and can be removed for easier brushing/flossing of your teeth.  

However, being easily removed could be a drawback if you're forgetful or tend to lose things quite easily! 

DON'T BE CONFUSED!  Clear aligners are not a treatment plan or philosophy for treatment. 

The treatment plan to improve on your smile will be determined by the amount of crowdng you have and the position of your jaws (your bite).  

Your Board Certified Orthodontist (a dentist that has gone back to school for 3 years) will determine the treatment plan to move your teeth.  

Find out more about how Invisalign works (click here).