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Your Invisalign treatment consists of a series of removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position.
You will need to wear your clear aligners for 20-22 hours a day (all the time except for when eating and brushing your teeth) so it does require more discipline than traditional braces.
The biggest difference between Invisalign and traditional braces is that braces are attached to teeth and Invisalign is a removable appliance.
Invisalign or clear aligners are custom made clear plates and move the teeth by hugging the teeth compared to braces that are attached to the teeth and work as a handle.
Making the teeth straight can be quicker with traditional braces, but it depends on the individual case and what is the best treatment option for you.