Removable retainers that are replacing braces
Invisalign retainers are a relatively new treatment that is reducing the need for conventional braces to be used by dentists.
When patients decide to try Invisalign, removable plastic aligners create the tooth movement in a patient's mouth. The most advanced computer technology determines how the aligners are formed and dictates which teeth will be forced to move at a given time. Forcing teeth to move with removable aligners is not a new technology, but the computer advances make Invisalign a more attractive option every day.
Invisalign is recommended for patients with orthodontic situations that require mild to moderate correction of spacing or crowding. The aligners are almost undetectable to the eye, easy to use and comfortable to wear.