Ready to take the easy route to a straight, elegant smile? Try Invisalign! The Invisalign system does the same thing as traditional metal braces, but without the awkward feeling that comes from spending months or years wearing metal brackets and wires. To get started, schedule a FREE Invisalign consultation with our friendly, expert team here at Comprehensive Dental Health in New Haven, CT, so we can perform a full dental evaluation, prepare a custom treatment plan, and answer any questions that you may have. Give us a call today or book your consultation online now!
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a technique that can be used to straighten crooked teeth and give you an elegant, aligned smile that you’ll be proud to share. Using clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth and discreetly blend in with the natural appearance of your mouth, Invisalign gently moves your teeth into the proper position over time. With a little patience, you’ll see a major transformation in your appearance — one that can last a lifetime!
What Is the Difference Between Invisalign® and Traditional Braces?
Invisalign does the same thing as the traditional metal braces that you may remember from your teenage years. However, the major difference is that you don’t have to spend years (or any time at all) wearing metal brackets and wires that are glued onto your teeth and stand out every time you open your mouth. Instead, Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are specifically designed to fit in with your natural smile, so that you can feel more relaxed and comfortable while wearing Invisalign. The casual observer might not even notice that you are undergoing treatment at all! Plus, Invisalign is easily removable (unlike traditional metal braces), so you can take out your aligners while you eat or at night for cleaning.
Who Might Benefit From Wearing Invisalign®?
Invisalign may be a great fit for anyone who wants to improve the alignment of their teeth without having to be seen wearing traditional metal braces. This could include working professionals who want to maintain a certain appearance, image-conscious individuals, or young people who are eager to look their best or avoid standing out for reasons that could make them feel uncomfortable. If your teenager is interested in Invisalign, we suggest scheduling a consultation only after all of their adult teeth have grown in — typically after age 12 or so.
Plus, Invisalign treatment can actually have health benefits. Did you know that crooked teeth are more susceptible to cavities and can play a role in facilitating gum disease? Misaligned teeth are more difficult to keep clean and can provide safe harbor for bacteria to grow, so with Invisalign, you won’t just be improving your appearance, but your health as well!
How Long Does Invisalign® Take?
While individual treatment times may vary, Invisalign typically takes roughly 18 months from start to finish. While this may seem like a long time, it is actually faster than the 2-3 years that many people can expect to wear traditional metal braces for. In addition, you’ll often start to see noticeable improvement much sooner — many people experience exciting results within the first few months of wearing Invisalign!
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