Quick answer: No. While they may look the same, they serve different purposes. Invisible braces move teeth while retainers just keep them in place.
ALINA Invisible Braces does more than just straightening your teeth – it makes you more beautiful by giving you the perfect smile. By using the latest AI technology, it gradually shifts your teeth into its most ideal position based on your facial features.
The key feature of invisible braces is the accuracy and precision of each treatment. ALINA is able to move your teeth so precisely that it is gives you a perfect smile that is uniquely yours.
Retainers, on the other hand, serve a different purpose. After completing the active phase of dental treatment, retainers are given to maintain the achieved results. Retainers help prevent teeth from shifting back into their original position.
Retainers are typically worn for an extended period to ensure that the teeth remain in their newly aligned position. Consistent wear, especially during the first few months, is important to prevent relapse.
While both invisible braces and retainers are integral to dental care, they serve different roles. Invisible braces actively align teeth, while retainers maintain the achieved alignment. Understanding the difference between the two is essential when considering orthodontic treatment.