If you want straight teeth without wearing braces then you should consider Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are clear trays that guide teeth into ideal position. They are invisible, making everyday interactions and lifestyle intact, while at the same time they are straightening teeth.
Because there are no wires and brackets they are lot more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than traditional braces. On top of that, their mobility is allowing you to eat and drink carefree while having the same oral hygiene routine as before, since there are no wires to maneuver around.
After examination, an estimated time for a new smile can be planed. Sometimes, using modern technology, even a preview of your new smile is available with computer programs. Average treatment time is a year, a year and a half, depending on a case itself.
Invisalign aligners must be worn little over 22 hours a day, only to be removed when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. With computer guided therapy planning, a different set of aligners is used every two weeks until teeth are straightened to their final positions. What that means is that every two weeks computer will design slightly adjusted aligner, making small corrections, step by step, for bringing teeth to desired position.
All that Invisalign has in common with regular, traditional, braces are after-therapy retainers. After treatment is done and perfect smile is achieved, retainers are made to ensure that therapy result remains unchanged.