Invisalign and Non-Traditional Braces

Invisalign is an intriguing alternative to traditional metal or ceramic braces, and a new step

Invisalign is an intriguing alternative to traditional metal or ceramic braces, and a new step in the evolution of teeth-straightening procedures. Decades ago, people who wanted to straighten their crooked smiles had to wear metal braces. Originally, these braces worked by wrapping a metal band around each tooth. Most of us are more familiar with the braces that followed, in which a metal bracket was adhered to the front of each tooth, and a wire strung between them.

Invisalign and Non-Traditional Braces

Today, traditional metal braces have morphed into a few different forms. People can choose to wear clear braces, for instance, in which the metal brackets are replaced with light-colored plastic or ceramic brackets. Others wear lingual braces, in which the brackets are adhered to the back side or lingual side of the teeth.

Still others choose to wear invisible braces, sometimes known as Invisalign. These invisible braces really don’t resemble traditional braces at all. They are more like plastic mouth guards or retainers. They are often referred to as aligners. Although they have many advantages over other braces, they still take months or even years to work. They are also quite pricey, and require bi-monthly dental visits.

People whose teeth are gapped, rather than crooked, are eligible for a fabulous alternative to Invisalign. Gapped teeth can be corrected with our simple, inexpensive Teeth Effects Bands. Wearers slip the bands, which resemble tiny rubber bands, on the sides of their two gapped teeth. Slipping on the band is as simple as flossing. The band then pulls the two teeth closer toward each other, effectively closing the gap. This process is not only affordable and attractive, but very speedy as well. Even better, it requires no visits to the dentist’s office.