Invisalign is a brand name for clear aligners. Take Kleenex for instance. There are other brands (Target, Walmart, etc…) but we refer to them all as Kleenex (Not nose wiping tissues!) There are many options/brands for clear aligners especially as patents have expired on Invisalign. Another great option is a product by 3M (A huge company in orthodontics/dentistry/medicine for the last 75 years) called Clarity clear aligners.
Clear aligners are a modern alternative to straighten your teeth without wires or metal. Clear aligners involve a series of custom trays designed specifically for you and the plan your orthodontist creates to move your teeth. The trays are made from a smooth plastic that covers your teeth and gradually moves them into place.
Unlike braces, there are no brackets to tighten. Instead, you use different trays as your teeth move into position. Typically trays are changed every one to two weeks. 3M Clarity aligners is a popular choice for straightening because it involves minimal disturbance to your daily routine or appearance. The trays are difficult to see and most people will have no idea you are wearing them. Many times the trays require attachments which are specialized tooth colored attachments which help the trays move the teeth more efficiently.
If you have considered straightening your teeth, contact us today to learn more about clear aligners and how it can benefit you.