Looking to straighten your smile but hesitating at the thought of wearing metal braces? Consider Invisalign! Using Invisalign, you can correct crooked teeth and realign your bite without having to spend years wearing metal brackets and wires that stand out every time you open your mouth. Our expert team in Cromwell, CT, would be delighted to give you a FREE Invisalign consultation so that you can learn more, receive a personalized treatment plan, and decide if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. Call today or book online to get started!
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a type of dental braces that uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made for each patient and are removable, so they can be taken out for eating and brushing. Invisalign is a popular choice among adults because it is less visible than traditional braces.
To get started with Invisalign, a dentist takes an impression of the patient’s teeth. The impressions are sent to Invisalign headquarters, where they will be used to make size-appropriate aligners.
Invisalign uses a series of clear custom-made trays that fit over the teeth and gradually shift them into place over time. By wearing each set of trays for about two weeks, the teeth will gradually shift until they are in the proper position.
Each tray is worn for a longer time than the previous one until the final aligner – which does not have to be worn as long – realigns your teeth into their final position. The slight pressure that is put on the teeth causes them to gradually shift into place.
The aligners are removed for eating, brushing and special occasions. When the treatment is complete, crowns or veneers can be bonded onto the teeth that have been moved to correct any cosmetic concerns.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign®?
There are many benefits to Invisalign other than just being visually appealing compared to other alternatives such as braces. For example, unlike braces that must be tightened every few weeks, once you get your Invisalign aligners, you only have to get new ones approximately every 6 weeks. Furthermore, since it is practically invisible, no one will know when you are wearing your aligners. They are so comfortable that many patients actually forget they are wearing them! Many people cannot even feel them on their teeth!
Invisalign isn’t just for adults. It can also be used to treat teenagers on the condition that they have a certain amount of healthy, uncrooked, and widely-spaced teeth. In addition, Invisalign is made from high-quality durable material so you do not have to worry about them breaking or chipping.
Invisalign has a patented 3D computer technology that takes the patient’s x-rays and creates a virtual model of their teeth. The clear trays are designed based on this virtual model. This technology results in a more accurate treatment and better overall outcomes. With the use of this technology, it is easier to identify any potential problems that may arise during treatment.
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Our friendly team would love to answer your questions, present you with a treatment plan, and help you decide if Invisalign is a good fit. Call today or book online to schedule your FREE consultation!