Dr. Nayanika 

Last Modified: May 15, 2023


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  1. Introduction
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Invisible braces, also known as transparent braces, have become an increasingly popular option for adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. If you’re looking to straighten teeth without the unattractive appearance of traditional braces, transparent braces may be the solution for you. 

But how do these clear aligners work to straighten teeth? This article will discuss the science behind invisible braces and how they can help achieve a straighter smile.

What are Invisible Braces?

A type of orthodontic procedure known as invisible braces employs transparent aligners to shift teeth into the desired position gradually. In contrast to conventional metal braces, which push on teeth with wires and brackets, invisible braces employ a series of aligners made of translucent plastic that precisely fit over the teeth.

How Do Invisible Braces Straighten Teeth?

By gently pressing on the teeth, invisible braces gradually shift the teeth into the ideal position. Each set of clear aligners is custom-designed for you using 3D imaging technology to create a precise model of the teeth. 

The orthodontist will take your records which will include photographs of your teeth and face, dental prints of your teeth, and X-rays. It will provide clear instructions on how to shift the teeth and help customize the aligner trays as per your requirement. The teeth are then adjusted gradually to attain the ideal position using the data collected and the treatment plan designed. 

The aligners are typically worn for 20-22 hours per day and are changed every 1-2 weeks as the teeth gradually shift. Over time, as you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will gradually become straighter and more aligned.

Why invisible braces?

Traditional braces have been used to straighten teeth for a long time and you might wonder why to go for invisible braces or teeth aligners. Well, there are multiple reasons behind them, let’s take a look at a few of them:


Invisible braces are just as effective as traditional metal braces in straightening teeth, and can often accomplish the same results in a shorter time.

Aesthetic appeal:

Invisible braces are a popular choice for teeth alignment among adults and teenagers as they are made of clear plastic and are virtually invisible. As it eliminates the noticeable appearance like with metal braces.  


The material used to create invisible braces is smooth, pleasant, and less prone to irritate the cheeks and gums, which makes the teeth alignment process much more comfortable and smooth.


Invisible braces are removable, making it easier to eat, brush, and floss. It also helps in maintaining oral and dental hygiene.

No food adjustments: 

Invisible braces allow you to eat and drink whatever you want because they are easily removable. So you can enjoy your favourite food without any worry, anytime anywhere.

Fewer visits to the dentist: 

The teeth alignment process with clear braces includes the use of aligner trays that are changed every week. Changing these trays doesn’t need the help of an orthodontist and can be done on your own, which results in much fewer dental visits. 

Boosts self-confidence: 

These braces are clear which makes them less noticeable to others and you don’t have to worry about your appearance. You can talk and laugh as much as you want which gives you a sense of self-confidence.


For people who are looking to straighten their teeth without the hassle of traditional braces, invisible braces are the best option for them. They function by steadily applying pressure to your teeth and gradually moving them into the proper position. The aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and are virtually invisible, making them an attractive option for people who are self-conscious about their appearance. If you’re thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment consult with your dentist or orthodontist to find out if invisible braces are the best option for you

Dr. Nayanika

May 15, 2023