Clear Braces were originally created by Invisalign. The technique was revolutionary and created a method of Orthodontically Moving teeth without metal brackets and wires. Some severe cases of misalignment do require metal braces, but a lot of patients can be treated effectively with clear aligners.
Over the years there has been improvements in technology and materials improving Invisible Braces and there uses.
- Digital Impression taking has allowed dentist to digitally record all the measurements needed to fabricate Invisible Braces without messy impressions and time consuming mailings.
- New materials have been developed allowing faster and more predictable movements.
- Tooth Colored Brackets have allowed better movement of the teeth that wasn’t possible before.
Presently there are several manufacturers of Invisible Braces.
Systems that require a Dentist or Orthodontist:
- Clear Correct
- Damon Smile
- Ortho Clear
Mail Order Systems:
- Smile Direct Club
- Candid Co.
Those are the manufacturers that I am aware of. There could be others. It is important to know the limitations of Mail Order Systems. If there is severe crowding or cross bites, those systems could possibly not work. They have their limitations, and without a Certified Dentist or Orthodontist, those systems may not give you the results you desire and deserve.
I would highly suggest that you meet with an Orthodontist or Dentist for a consult prior to starting a Mail Order System. It may be right for you, but if it isn’t, you could save yourself time and money and get a better result.
You Deserve a Great Smile!