Are you wondering if Invisalign may be right for you? If you or your child/teen are in need of teeth or bite alignment that will require orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is a possible option. Created as an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign has some great benefits. If you’re trying to decide on an orthodontic treatment plan, consider the 5 C’s of Invisalign.
Invisalign corrects misaligned teeth and bite patterns using a series of clear plastic trays, similar to retainers. The flexible plastic is designed to fit comfortably over teeth and gently shift the teeth into proper alignment. This is an improvement in comfort over traditional braces that consist of hard metal brackets and wires that can irritate your inner cheeks and tongue. Traditional braces put more pressure on teeth in order to move them farther and faster, which can cause more pain in the teeth and jaw. Invisalign makes the process of straightening your teeth more comfortable throughout the course of treatment.
The clear plastic trays fit over your teeth and are virtually invisible. Most people won’t be able to tell that you’re wearing them, as no visible differences are apparent. Many patients choose Invisalign for this specific reason, because they want to avoid the metallic appearance of traditional braces. It can be difficult for children, teens, and adults to wear metal braces for the duration of a typical course of treatment (anywhere from 1 to 3 years) without feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Invisalign can give you results in a much more subtle way.
There are many ways that Invisalign is a convenient choice for straightening teeth. One example is that you can get Invisalign at your dentist’s office rather than seeing an orthodontist. Another way Invisalign is convenient is that you will require less visits to your dentist to monitor your progress. You simply change out your aligners according to your dentist’s instructions. No monthly visits to the orthodontist for adjustments (otherwise referred to as “getting your braces tightened” which typically causes pain). And as if all of that wasn’t convenient enough, you can remove your aligners to eat and brush your teeth, making oral care easier and allowing you to eat any foods you normally would.
Your treatment plan is designed just for you based on your specific orthodontic needs. The clear aligners will be made to fit your teeth precisely and to gradually shift your teeth into the right position. A custom plan means faster, more effective results. Also, the course of treatment can be continually customized if the need arises, such as if the teeth aren’t responding properly to the treatment and a new plastic aligner or series of aligners needs to be made. You’ll also be able to see a digital image of what your smile will look like at the end of the treatment.
One important consideration when it comes to orthodontic treatment is the cost. Not everyone’s dental insurance covers orthodontics, leaving you to pay the cost out of pocket. The good news about Invisalign is that the cost is comparable to traditional braces. You can have all of these benefits without paying more than you would at an orthodontist’s office for metal braces. If the cost is beyond your budget, financing options are available to make it more affordable.
Why Get Invisalign from Dental Associates of Farmington, CT?
With so many providers offering Invisalign, why come to Dental Associates of Farmington, Connecticut? One reason is our level of experience. We have provided numerous patients with customized orthodontic treatment with successful results. Our convenient office makes it easier to fit Invisalign treatment into your schedule. And your Invisalign treatment can be provided by the same office where you go to receive your other dental services.
Ready to see if Invisalign is right for you? Call (860) 677-8666 today to schedule a consultation or request an appointment.