The 'aligner' is a thin plastic tray worn for 2 weeks.
The invisible system to straighten teeth is very PATIENT-FRIENDLY. The patient wears the trays, called aligners, all the time. That's ALL the time, except everytime you eat or brush your teeth. The main advantages of this system are easy to understand.
Removable - easy to clean around.
Invisible - virtually impossible for anyone to tell.
Comfortable - want to wear the "train-tracks" instead?
Not every patient would be best served with this technique, but many thousand adults have been treated this way. Most cases are done in about a year.
My Secret For Happier Patients- the aligners make THE BEST bleaching trays, so I send my patients home with some whitening gel to boost the enthusiasm and compliance.
With the trays in, you can still speak and smile with confidence.