Invisalign's invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers.
* The invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. * Uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets * Proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. * The aligners are made through a combination of our expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.
Children between the ages of 10 and 14 are typical candidates for braces because their facial structures are still developing. Adult braces usually entail additional procedures because their faces have already fully developed.
Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with corrections involving jaw and teeth alignment. An orthodontist is a specialist who diagnoses and applies braces.
Braces used to be limited to employ the use of wires and were usually one of three types:
* Old-fashioned, conventional braces, which employ the use of metal strips, or bands. * Metal or plastic brackets that are cemented or bonded to teeth. * Brackets that attach to the back teeth (also called "lingual" braces).
Aesthetic and Comfort Issues
Advances in technology have vastly improved appearance issues with orthodontia. Braces today are made from extremely lightweight and natural-colored materials. The materials that braces attach to-brackets-are bonded to the surfaces of teeth but can be later removed.