Clear aligners are a series of transparent, lightweight plastic trays that correct misaligned teeth in patients with permanent dentition (i.e. all second molars). With continuous gentle forces, clear aligners gradually move teeth to bring them into alignment. The trays are custom-made for each patient based on the mold of his or her teeth.
Unlike braces, clear aligners are nearly invisible. They are comfortable, removable, and easy to clean. In many cases, clear aligners require fewer dental appointments, and you don’t need to visit an orthodontic specialist; your general dentist can provide your aligner treatment, saving you time and money.