Your misaligned teeth may have plagued you for years, but you have not done anything about them because the last thing you want is a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. For adults in your situation, New Haven Dental Group has the perfect solution: Invisalign in Branford. Comfortable, convenient, and reliably effective, this remarkable system is the first choice for many individuals around the world who want to achieve straighter, healthier teeth in the most discreet way possible.
Instead of using brackets and wires to move the teeth, Invisalign utilizes a series of lightweight, clear plastic aligners. You simply wear an individual set for about two weeks for 20 – 22 hours a day before moving onto the next, and once you have gone through the entire series, your teeth should have reached their perfect positions. Throughout treatment, you must attend regular, brief checkups so our team can make sure that everything is proceeding according to plan.
To see if this treatment would work for you, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation with your dentist in Branford. We will perform a brief exam and go over your treatment options. If Invisalign is one of them, we can get you started on your journey to straighter teeth right away. Some of the issues that Invisalign can usually address include:
Crowded, overlapping teeth can interfere with proper oral hygiene and cause bite problems. Invisalign can usually address this issue by shifting the teeth so each one has the space it needs to function optimally.
Gaps between the teeth can leave your gums vulnerable to harm, and they can be unsightly. In many cases, Invisalign is able to gently move the teeth closer together to create a healthier, more attractive smile.
“Malocclusion” is a word that can refer to various issues, including overbite, underbite, cross bite, and open bite. Often with the help of accessories, Invisalign can usually address mild to moderate cases of malocclusion.
The many advantages Invisalign offers make it easy to see why so many patients are choosing it over traditional metal braces:
The cost of Invisalign depends on numerous factors, including the degree of your dental misalignment and the number of aligners you need. We can provide you with a price estimate during your consultation. Our team will also be happy to help you explore your payment options, such as insurance and low-interest financing. We even offer periodic specials to help our patients manage the financial aspect of their care.
Invisalign in Branford is one of the most convenient and innovative ways to straighten teeth. However, it does represent a significant investment of time and money. It is understandable if you want to gather as much information about it as possible before you commit to anything. To help you out, we have put together a brief list of frequently asked questions about this treatment, along with succinct answers. Feel free to reach out to us if you would like further explanation on anything you read here.
The average treatment time with Invisalign is 12 months. However, your case may require more or less time — it depends heavily on the severity of your dental misalignment. For some patients with just a little bit of crookedness, they may need to wear their aligners for only 6 months or so. For individuals whose orthodontic problems are more extensive, it could take 18 months or longer to complete treatment. During your consultation with our team, we will be able to estimate how long it will take for Invisalign to produce your final results.
Invisalign aligners were designed with comfort in mind. They are made out of a patented plastic material that is quite smooth. There are no metal parts to irritate the soft tissues in your mouth.
Of course, it must be kept in mind that orthodontic treatment works because it applies pressure to the teeth. Naturally, this can cause some soreness and discomfort, particularly when you first start Invisalign or when you switch to a new aligner. Here are a few things you can do to manage any pain that you might experience:
Some patients are able to get Invisalign after braces. For example, you might have severe misalignment that Invisalign cannot correct. You may be able to start out with traditional braces, then transition to Invisalign later on.
It is also often possible to use Invisalign years after the completion of braces treatment. If your teeth have begun to drift back out of place, clear aligners may be able to shift them back into their ideal positions.
Generally speaking, candidates for Invisalign:
If you are not sure if Invisalign is a fit for you, visit your cosmetic dentist in Branford for a consultation. We will evaluate your teeth and recommend the best orthodontic solution for your unique situation.