Invisible braces are an attractive alternative to traditional metal braces. It is a series of clear, custom-fit removable aligners that apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, slowly straightening them. The system provides the same beautiful results as traditional braces, but they are virtually invisible. Because invisible braces trays are removable, they can be taken out while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
The Invisible braces system begins in the dentist or orthodontist’s office with taking molds to design a patient’s trays. Patients switch trays every two weeks to three weeks, slowly shifting the teeth. Minimal office visits are required to monitor treatment. Once treatment is complete, a patient will be given a retainer to maintain the smile.
The cost of invisible braces varies according to the complexity of the case. However, they are generally less expensive than traditional braces. Insurance policies generally cover invisible braces to the same extent that they cover traditional braces.