Crooked teeth can cause a number of problems such as chewing issues, excessive wear and tear of teeth, gum disease, as well as self-esteem issues. If you don’t want to get braces, Invisalign aligners are another great option to consider. The video explains how they work.
Aligners do not have wires and braces. Instead, it’s a clear, plastic device that’s elasticated.
The clear appearance means they are barely noticeable, and so quite popular with many adults and teens. Molds of your teeth are used to create the aligners, thus making them fit perfectly on your teeth.
The aligners apply slight pressure to your teeth to make them move to the desired position. You get new sets of aligners every one or two weeks. In a week, the teeth move about a quarter of a millimeter. Gradually, your teeth move to the intended position.
These are removable devices, unlike traditional metal braces. However, you must wear them for at least 22 hours a day, removing them only for eating meals and brushing your teeth.
If you have misaligned teeth, consult a recommended orthodontist who will check your teeth and advise if Invisalign aligners are the best way to straighten your teeth.