Invisible Braces: An alternative to traditional braces

Michael Lum, DDS > Invisible Braces: An alternative to traditional braces

Invisible and most comfortable aligners or braces by Dr. Michael Lum in Milpitas, CA


What are Invisible Braces?

Invisible braces or clear aligners are a series of tight-fitting, custom-made retainers that slip over the teeth and force them to move. There removable aligners are used to correct the alignment of the teeth and improve a person’s smile and oral health. There are no wires to trap food and this allows easier flossing and brushing.

Most patients qualify to benefit from invisible braces, but Dr. Michael Lum would decide based on a professional consultation.


ClearCorrect Invisible Braces in Milpitas, CA.

Dr. Michael Lum is an authorized ClearCorrect provider for the Milpitas and surrounding area.

ClearCorrect is a series of clear plastic, custom-made, removable aligner that straightens the teeth as an alternative to traditional metal braces. They fit tightly over the teeth and gradually move them a little bit at a time, eventually aligning the smile. The trays are to be worn 22 hours per day and can only be removed while eating, brushing, and flossing. A new and tighter aligner is required every few weeks to continue moving the teeth into the desired position. The treatment by ClearCorrect is done in several phases and every phase requires a new set of aligners that should be worn for a 2-3 week period.

ClearCorrect aligners are made through a combination of Dr. Lum’s expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.


How long does it take to straighten teeth using invisible braces?

The duration of treatment depends upon how much the teeth need to be moved or rotated. It may take anytime between 10 and 24 months or more.


Why use invisible ClearCorrect instead of traditional metal braces?

Invisible braces have changed the face of teeth straightening and are the choice of treatment due to following reasons:

  • Clear, comfortable and removable
  • No metal taste in the mouth due to metallic braces
  • Straightens teeth for a revitalized smile
  • Enhances self-esteem and physical confidence of the person
  • Improve oral hygiene with easier flossing and brushing

Don’t be afraid of the daunting idea of wearing metal braces; consult Dr. Michael Lum at his clinic in Milpitas, CA for a clear option to get a correct smile.