Traditional braces had been the only options for straight teeth for decades. Invisalign offers the first alternative to metal braces for teens and adults, alike. Invisalign’s clear, removable aligners make straightening your teeth easier and less noticeable than ever before. Another advantage to wearing aligners is that they can be removed. An aligner is only supposed to be worn for 22 hours a day. Patients find it a convenient way to continue eating their favorite foods and caring for their teeth while receiving an orthodontics treatment. As a result, there is a decreased risk of staining or damaging aligners as compared with traditional braces. The drawback is that they can be more expensive, and they are easy to lose by accidentally throwing them away. At Nowlin Orthodontics we recommend that patients keep them in a special case so that they cannot be accidentally lost in the garbage, they are clear after all.