In the past few years Invisalign aligners, an alternative to metal dental braces, have become an important treatment option in modern dentistry. The clear aligners molded by Invisalign certified dentists have the cosmetic advantage to the unsightly brackets and wires of traditional braces, and have smooth comfortable plastic that is less likely to irritate cheeks and gums. With significant improvements to the Invisalign system within the past few years, even more orthodonticmovements can be made, and that leads to powerful results in simple to moderately difficult cases.
In the case seen here, many dentists would have reverted to the traditional brace-wire approach. However, these results were achieved through Invisalign and elastics alone. Recent Invisalign advancements were designed to provide greater control for specific tooth movements, and new tools like prescribed power ridges and inconspicuous rubber-band support apply external forces to aid shifting teeth. The consequence is more powerful and predictable results for Invisalign patients.