In straightforward terms, attachments are an appliance that helps the patient with straightening their teeth, and it can correct the bad bits. So, Invisalign Attachments are invisible braces with a similar approach to standard props.

They are mostly used for two week period till teeth are moved back in the position as planned by Orthodontics trained in this field.

The advantages are many, versus the traditional way of using braces and wires.  Invisalign Attachments are removable. You can remove them as required. No trapping food or irritating gums can occur.


Your orthodontics will use a template aligner to apply the attachments. The surface of your tooth needs to be roughened up a bit before attachments will adhere. Template aligner will add up to the gel. The gel will harden and will be inserted into those gaps. Once the gel sets, template aligner will be removed, and orthodontics can remove any excess gel that has found it’s way on the tooth. It’s called “Curing Light,” and it helps the attachment harden and glue it to the tooth.

They are very comfortable. Attachments are made to move teeth about .25 mm every two weeks. This small amount of movement is significant in getting your teeth aligned and getting the bite corrected, but it will cause minimal discomfort to a patient. No anesthetic is required for the procedure.

These Attachments are placed similarly as traditional braces. As small as they come, attachments are created from dental bonding material with tooth-colored dots. To attach rubber bands, the orthodontist will generate place with tooth-colored brackets.

These are removed at the end of the aligner therapy, easily with the polish tool, and there is no harm to the glance of the teeth.

Buttons serve as an anchor point to direct the bite into a proper place.


Strategic planning of the movement is planned by the doctor, with the specific design applied to correction.

They may be circular, ellipsoidal, square, rectangular or triangular.

Shape and orientation are dictated by the purpose they serve, such as translation, rotation, intrusion or extrusion.

Most of the attachments will match the shade of your teeth.

Aligners can do a great job of straightening the teeth and is a great treatment option that is highly recommended in dentist circles.

Removal is simple. Your dentist will merely use the drill and gently buff its surface with a dental bur polishing stone or sandpaper until they are entirely removed again with no use of anesthetics.


Most of today’s dental procedures are not painful. With laser technologies today, more and more dentist are redefining their practices with the use of new tools on the market. Someone will use a different approach and get traditional braces.  It’s always a good thing to be thoroughly informed about any treatment, especially for anxious patients.

Many patients like to know what to expect during the treatment.

Invisalign may be great for some patient and unpleasant for others, but they are highly recommendable.

Contact our office for any questions!