Invisalign for Newtown Smiles
Clear braces can help you love your smile without covering up your teeth with metal brackets and wires. Invisalign in Newtown is the most popular clear braces treatment for a number of reasons, and that is why we are pleased to offer the option to patients of the Dentists of Newtown. Keep reading to learn more about Invisalign, including why patients prefer this solution to crowded, gapped, and crooked teeth!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign works using the same orthodontic principles as traditional braces, which means it gradually repositions your teeth by applying focused pressure to different areas of the bite throughout the treatment. Unlike with traditional braces, however, Invisalign works with a series of clear, sturdy plastic aligners that are customized to fit your dentition at each stage of the treatment. You wear each one for one to two weeks before advancing to the next and, over the course of about 18 months, on average, your teeth are beautifully realigned. Throughout the treatment, you will visit your dentist every six weeks to ensure everything is advancing like it should.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers a number of benefits for patients who are dealing with misaligned teeth but do not want to wear metal brackets and wires. Some of the most significant advantages of this treatment over conventional braces include:
- The sturdy plastic used for Invisalign aligners is practically invisible. Your close friends may know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, but acquaintances and coworkers may not notice a thing.
- Invisalign trays are removable, so you do not have to adjust your diet to avoid damaging a bracket or wire. Crunch away!
- Smooth plastic is more comfortable against your soft oral tissues than metal brackets.
- Brushing and flossing your teeth is as easy as ever with removable aligners. Conventional braces require special oral hygiene techniques that may be challenging for some patients.
Of course, all orthodontic treatments offer the same, most important benefit: well-aligned teeth and a healthy, confident smile!
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
To find out whether or not you can undergo the Invisalign treatment, you will need to schedule a consultation with your dentist (more on that below). When you do, we will examine your dentition and evaluate the severity of your malocclusion to determine your eligibility. Most patients can effectively undergo the Invisalign treatment, as it can treat the most common misalignments, including overbite, underbite, and crossbite, as well as gapped and crowded teeth.
You should be in good oral health, free from gum disease and tooth decay, before beginning any elective treatment. We will recommend a checkup and cleaning before your Invisalign treatment to ensure you end with the healthy, attractive smile of your dreams!
Learn More About Invisalign Today
If you are interested in finding out whether or not you are a candidate for Invisalign, we encourage you not to delay in getting started. We can’t wait to help you achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile! You are invited to schedule an appointment today.