The principal with any orthodontic system is that they put a small amount of pressure onto your teeth in the correct areas in order to move them. With traditional braces this is done by bonding brackets to your teeth and then putting tension on the brackets with wires. With Invisalign® invisible orthodontics the system uses a series of clear braces that are custom-moulded to fit your teeth and gradually apply gentle pressure to your teeth to reposition them over time.
As you replace each aligner with the next set your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by the dentist. Typically you will have a new aligner every two weeks and are normally provided with around six weeks worth of aligners in one go.
You will need to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20 hours per day, removing them only to eat and clean. Because your aligners are almost invisible no one else will know you wear them so this is highly unlikely to be a problem.
Invisalign is an extremely versatile system and can help with: