What are clear aligners?
What exactly are clear aligners? Clear aligners perform similarly to braces, but they do it in what many patients feel is a more aesthetically pleasing way. Rather than seeing teeth full of brackets and wires, you see, well, TEETH.
Clear aligners use a special clear material that is custom-molded to your teeth and gum line. The clear aligners fit so well with your teeth that they look nearly invisible from a distance. People may not even notice them!
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners work similarly to braces. They apply gentle, steady pressure to move the teeth into their proper positions. This pressure helps to remodel the bone around the teeth, allowing the teeth to move to proper alignment.
Clear aligners have improved steadily over the years. While they were once limited in what they could treat, today’s clear aligners usually treat all but the most severe cases.