Those that want to improve the overall appearance of their smile by fixing teeth alignment issues often turn to orthodontics. Orthodontic appliances are typically constructed using three main materials: metal, ceramic, or plastic. There are two types of orthodontic appliances: removable and bonded brackets. Braces are orthodontic devices that gradually shift teeth to their correct alignment by applying a consistent and gentle force in a controlled direction.
Traditionally, most orthodontics involved bonded braces that can cause issues for those that are self-conscious about having obvious orthodontal work on display in their mouths. However, Invisalign is an option to provide the same orthodontal corrections using clear plastic that is essentially invisible to everyone, and simply must be removed during mealtimes, brushing, and flossing.