Invisalign® is a series of removable clear plastic trays for adults and teenagers. These trays are computer generated and are worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next tray. Each tray is incrementally moving the teeth and needs to be worn full time except when eating and brushing ones teeth. The length of treatment depends on the amount and nature of movement needed in your case. Not every case is a candidate for Invisalign and an initial consultation is needed.
The benefits of Invisalign are that the trays are close to invisible and can be removed so that brushing your teeth is easier than fixed appliances. However, this treatment is completely cooperation based. If the trays are not worn at least 20 hours per day until the completion of treatment, treatment will not be successful.