How do clear braces move teeth?
For a discreet alternative to traditional brackets and wires, we offer Invisalign in our Carlton, OR dental office. Invisalign, often called clear braces or clear aligners, use constant pressure to move teeth over time. A series of clear aligner trays nudge teeth into alignment. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving onto the next set.
In some cases, we may also place small buttons on the teeth, called attachments. They are tooth-colored and barely noticeable. These attachments provide a gripping mechanism for aligners to move teeth more quickly and accurately. Once treatment is complete, Dr. Leif Gambee will remove the attachments from the teeth and smooth the surface.
Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?
For your clear aligner orthodontics to be successful, compliance is essential. You must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat and clean your teeth. It is for this reason that we recommend Invisalign for our older teen and adult patients.
To learn more about Invisalign and its benefits, contact our Carlton, OR dental office to book a consultation with Dr. Gambee. Invisalign clear braces changes lives by giving you a healthy, straight smile you love.