How Do Invisible Braces Work?

Using a series of custom-made trays, Invisalign braces realign your teeth over time. A digital image of your mouth, as well as a bite, is first taken. Then, a set of custom-made trays is created to gradually relocate your teeth into the desired position. Each set of Invisalign trays is constructed of clear, elastic-plastic material, and they are typically replaced every two weeks.

Compared To Other Orthodontic Options, What Makes Braces So Unique?

In our practice, we provide Damon clear brackets, Damon traditional (metal) braces, and Invisalign clear braces. This system uses self-ligating brackets that are attached to each tooth, and wires that are adjusted as therapy progresses. 

With Invisalign, on the other hand, you wear a series of translucent plastic braces that progressively move your teeth into their proper position.

As a more discrete treatment option, Invisalign can be taken out for meals and photography, but it comes with a higher level of responsibility than Damon orthodontics. 

You can eat and drink whatever you want, unlike traditional braces, but you must brush and floss your teeth before putting your braces back in. The discipline must wear the trays for 20 to 22 hours a day is also required by Invisalign.

Straightening Teeth With Invisible Braces

A new set of Invisalign trays will be delivered to your home approximately every two weeks. Gentle pressure gradually shifts your teeth in a custom-made tray. The average length of treatment is between 12 and 18 months.


Small, tooth-colored bumps are bonded to the teeth of most patients using Invisalign attachments. To help the orthodontics grip onto your teeth, these connections are pressure points.


Braces and Invisalign both employ elastics as part of their orthodontic treatment. Rubber bands are used to pull the upper and lower teeth into appropriate alignment. When it comes to correcting your bite, elastics are little rubber bands. 

Elastics are attached to the Invisalign connections with Invisalign. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to how many elastics and where they should be placed. Those specifics will be tailored to your treatment plan, as well.

Reduction At A Distance

Interproximal Reduction, or IPR, is a surgery that certain Invisalign patients will undergo. To accommodate tooth movement during treatment, interproximal rooming out (IPR) is a technique in which very small spaces are created between adjacent teeth. 

Individual teeth may be reshaped or resized in order to alleviate crowding, remove black triangles, or avoid the necessity for extraction. Unlike other procedures, IPR is a painless technique.


Aesthetics play a role. Invisalign is a popular choice for many people for this reason. The wires, as well as brackets of braces, were substantially more apparent than the clear braces. It is possible to get rid of them. The aligner can be physically removed if necessary.

To make brushing your teeth as simple as possible. You may clean your teeth without having to deal with wires and brackets when you remove the aligner. You can reduce the number of bacteria that lurks around your gums and teeth by using this method, according to a Trusted Source study in 2017.

There aren’t as many issues to worry about. As a result of a broken wire or bracket, many people who have worn traditional braces have had to contact their dentists in an emergency situation. Using clear braces eliminates that possibility.

Who Can Use Invisalign?

Invisalign can be used by anyone who wants to straighten their teeth or improve their smile. It is possible to correct many misalignments inside the teeth of teenagers with the use of Invisalign. Using clear braces, Invisalign braces can help teens attain a beautiful smile and better oral health. 

The fact that teenagers are often plagued with self-consciousness makes this particularly effective. A beautiful smile can be achieved with Invisalign, which has shorter treatment timeframes and is easier to use than traditional braces.

Adults are increasingly opting for corrective dental work and getting greater responsibility for their own health. If you’re an adult looking for a way to straighten your teeth without the embarrassment of a metal brace, Invisalign is a great option.

Invisalign may not be helpful for patients who require remedial work around their back teeth. If you or a family member are interested in the Invisalign treatment, please contact our dental office.


Crowding, spacing, and mild to moderate biting abnormalities can all be addressed by Invisalign. If you don’t have a difficult bite or crowding problem and prefer a less noticeable therapy than braces, this may be a good alternative for you. What kind of orthodontic treatment do you require, and is Invisalign a good option for you. Discuss this with your dentist or orthodontist. Before making a final decision, take into account all of the benefits and drawbacks.