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Invisalign for Newtown Smiles

woman inserting invisible bracesClear 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?

Couple taking a selfie on the beachInvisalign 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?

Young man giving a thumbs upTo 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.

Invisalign FAQs

Hands holding up colorful FAQ lettersDo you want to know more about Invisalign in Newtown? You can find the answers to some of your biggest questions in this handy FAQ section! Our team of dental experts at The Dentists of Newtown covers everything from the cost of Invisalign treatment to the chemical makeup of the invisible aligners. We hope you find this information useful as you consider which orthodontic solution is best for you. 

Ready to get started? You can schedule an initial consultation online or by giving our office a call!

Are Invisalign Aligners Safe to Wear?

Yes! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the medical-grade polyurethane plastic used to craft Invisalign aligners for long-term use in the body. In addition, Align Technology, the manufacturer of Invisalign, has confirmed that their aligners do not contain any Bisphenol A (BPA), parabens, latex, phthalates, glutaraldehyde or epoxy. So, you can rest assured that you will not suffer any serious harm through Invisalign treatment.

Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?

When you first start wearing a new set of Invisalign trays, you may experience slight soreness or sensitivity. However, this is a normal part of the process and a clear sign that the orthodontic treatment it working! Fortunately, your mouth will quickly adjust and as your teeth begin to move in the desired direction any soreness or discomfort should subside.

How Do I Clean My Aligners?

Regularly cleaning your Invisalign aligners is critical to preventing oral health issues that could interrupt and delay treatment. You can help prevent plaque and bacteria from building up on your aligners and harming your teeth and gums by following these steps:

  • Brush your aligners daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Use soap and lukewarm water while brushing instead of abrasive toothpastes
  • Rinse your aligners with lukewarm water only – hot water can accidentally warp the plastic
  • Always place your aligners back in your mouth immediately after cleaning them

Can I Smoke During Invisalign Treatment?

Any dentist in Newtown will likely tell you that smoking while undergoing Invisalign treatment is strongly discouraged. In addition to all the negative general health effects caused by tobacco use, smoking will also quickly stain your Invisalign aligners. That would defeat the point of wearing “clear” braces! In addition, frequently removing your Invisalign aligners to smoke cigarettes could delay completion of your treatment or even lead to treatment failure. 

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign clear braces are customized to gradually readjust each patient’s unique set of teeth into a straighter smile. Due to this customization, there is no one-size-fits-all cost for Invisalign. The final cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend on a number of factors, such as:

  • Your unique smile goals and the overall complexity of your case
  • The number of aligner sets needed to complete treatment
  • Your level of commitment to wearing Invisalign aligners as directed by your cosmetic dentist in Newtown

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

If your dental insurance plan covers traditional metal braces, then you can likely count on your insurance to help reduce the out-of-pocket costs of Invisalign treatment as well. Before beginning any orthodontic treatment, however, be sure to check with your insurance provider. Every insurance plan is different!

If you would like help understanding the details of your insurance coverage, do not hesitate to ask our team at The Dentists of Newtown. We are always more than happy to assist patients in understanding their insurance and maximizing their benefits.

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