Invisible braces are an ideal cosmetic dentistry treatment for patients who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment and want to avoid traditional metal braces. Dr. Leonard Hess offers several types of invisible braces to meet your specific needs and goals.
Invisible braces are a series of custom made, clear, removable aligners that are used to gently reposition the teeth. Depending on your case, you will wear a series of aligners for approximately 2 weeks each. Most patients complete treatment in 6 – 12 months.
Are Invisible Braces Right For You?
Invisible braces are suitable for most teens and adults. Children who do not have all of their molars and seniors may not be eligible for clear braces. Invisible braces can correct a number of conditions including:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Overbite or underbite
Invisible Braces vs. Metal Braces
Perhaps the greatest advantage invisible braces have compared to metal braces is the fact that they are so discreet. Most people won’t even realize you are wearing the aligners. Other advantages include:
Improved health and hygiene – removable aligners can be taken out when you eat or drink. They can also be removed to allow you to brush and floss normally.
Gentle treatment – aligners are custom fit to gently reposition teeth without affecting tooth enamel, gum tissue or TMJ.
Convenient treatment – less dental visits are needed with invisible braces than metal braces. Your general dentist can manage your treatment and monitor your progress.
Invisible Braces FAQs
How much do invisible braces cost?
Invisible braces are relatively affordable compared to other methods of orthodontic treatment. The cost of treatment will depend on your individual needs and goals and the type of invisible braces selected. Dr. Hess offers flexible payment options and financing for qualified patients.
How long does treatment take?
For most patients, treatment will last 6 to 12 months.
Are invisible braces comfortable?
Yes. Most patients forget they are wearing invisible braces. This is because the aligners are custom made to fit your teeth.