Clear orthodontic aligners are designed to be exactly that – clear. So the answer to “Can You See the Aligners?” is no; not easily.
The aligners are very nearly invisible & generally not easily noticed by the casual observer. Orthodontists custom-design close-fitting clear trays for your teeth, which subtly move them into position over the duration of the treatment. Patients can comfortably wear their aligners most of the day and all night all the while remaining discrete. As you smile, laugh and speak to those around you, most won’t have any idea that you are wearing aligner trays that are secretly transforming your smile before their eyes. No more bulky, scratchy metal brackets and wires needed.
Invisible Braces: Can You See the Aligners?
Many people ask “Can You See the Aligners?” because the aligners have a well-deserved reputation for being nearly invisible. This has meant that this smile-straightening solution has become a popular type of nearly-invisible braces option for patients like social-conscious teenagers and face-to-face businessmen alike. Clear aligners allow you to smile and laugh freely or conduct critical business meetings without feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth. With this advanced, modern orthodontic solution, you can address a wide variety of smile needs. Orthodontists can treat overcrowded teeth, gaps between the teeth, overbites, underbites and other misalignments more conveniently than ever before. All without feeling the need to cover your smile to hide obvious dental accessories.
Comfortable, Convenient and Discrete
Aside from being subtle and nearly invisible, these aligners are also comfortable and easy to maintain. Patients can remove the trays for as long as a couple of hours a day, certainly one of the advantages of invisible braces. However to continue to effectively move teeth into the desired position, patients should wear their aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day. They are so effective they can completely transform your smile in as little as six months. Ofthe average treatment time being within a six to eighteen-month long timeframe. So you can now get results more comfortably, conveniently and discretely and in less time than other treatment methods.
To get started, talk to your orthodontist about your smile wants and needs to discuss whether clear aligners like Invisalign are the right solution for you. Invisalign is just one of many tools available to your orthodontist – by far the most important choice is that of an expertly trained and experienced treatment provider. After a consultation regarding your unique needs, you can then consider all possible treatment options – including the option of no treatment – to make an informed decision about what is best for you.
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