Active Aligners are known in the dental industry as clear aligner therapy. They are custom trays worn in sequence that move your teeth in stages. Think “invisible braces”. They work by gradually shifting teeth into their optimal position, making your teeth straighter. This can be achieved through wearing a series of aligners, 22 hours a day, 2 weeks per stage. This moves the teeth up to 0.2mm per stage until their optimal alignment has been reached. Often Active Aligners are referred to as transparent braces, or clear braces, as they are made from transparent FDA Approved material. This means you will be able to wear them without people noticing.