Clear aligners like Invisalign are orthodontic devices that provide an alternative to traditional wire braces. Invisalign works like braces, repositioning the teeth into the correct alignment. The main differences between Invisalign and traditional wire braces are the materials and the visibility. Traditional wire braces are noticed immediately. The wire that runs across the brackets is a highly recognizable sign of traditional wire braces. Invisalign is made of a clear plastic compound that is virtually unnoticeable. The other difference between traditional wire braces and clear removable aligners is that traditional wire braces are made of metal materials, whereas Invisalign is made of a clear elastic thermoplastic material. You can read more regarding traditional wire braces on our Braces page.
Process to getting Invisalign braces
The process for getting Invisalign begins by taking an impression or by getting a 3-D scan of your teeth. Both methods are used to make a 3-D model of your teeth.This model is then made into a mold and used to create your Invisalign aligners which work