Since Invisalign is virtually invisible, no one will even know you are correcting your smile, unless you tell them! And the ability to easily remove your aligners, for a photo opportunity or a special occasion, for example, is an advantage other treatments cannot offer. Since it uses no metal bands, wires, or brackets, it will not trap food and plaque the way traditional braces can. And since its removable nature allows you to maintain good oral hygiene habits, you can also reduce the chance of plaque buildup, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Invisalign also offers a comfortable fit, with little of the mouth and gum irritation associated with other methods of teeth-straightening, like traditional metal braces. Its success often increases the overall self-esteem of patients who use it.