Looking for Invisalign? Our team at iSmile Family Dentistry in East Hartford, CT, can help! Invisalign can help you straighten your teeth without needing to wear traditional metal braces — allowing you to improve your appearance without having to go through an awkward “braces phase”. We offer a FREE consultation for those interested in learning more, so give us a call today or book an appointment online to get started!
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a series of clear, thin, plastic aligners that you wear over your teeth to straighten them. Treatment with Invisalign typically takes about two years, depending on the severity of the misalignment and how well you care for your aligner. You can remove Invisalign while eating, brushing, and flossing; it isn’t necessary to take them out at night.
The Invisalign method is more discreet than wearing metal braces, which are noticeable on your teeth when you smile. In addition, Invisalign aligners are removable which allows you to still eat some foods (like chewy candy and even bubble gum), unlike metal braces. Invisalign is also removable so you can brush and floss the aligner, which is important to keep your teeth clean.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a system of clear plastic trays used to move your teeth into desired positions. The tray uses an advanced technology that works on the idea that gentle pressure over time will reshape the teeth quickly and comfortably. Some other benefits include:
- Clear, removable aligners allow patients to eat, drink, brush, and floss normally
- Can be removed to allow patients to enjoy sporting activities without damage
- Since they are removable there is no need for altered speech or interfering with daily work routines
- Clear aligners provide the ability to change treatment parameters if necessary
As you can see here, there are many benefits. If you’re considering straightening your teeth, talk to your dentist or orthodontist about Invisalign. Remember, the more knowledge you have about your health, the healthier you will be.
Can My Teen Try Invisalign®?
Yes! Many teenagers are a good fit for treatment using Invisalign! The main requirement is having healthy teeth and gums. As well, your teen must be committed to removing their aligners regularly to brush and floss as well as wearing them the necessary amount of time to show success.
Most teenagers are good candidates for treatment because the aligner trays are practically invisible. There is no need for metal brackets and wires which might attract unwanted attention at school. Teenagers are allowed to take out their aligners for sports and other activities, as long as they are careful not to lose them.
Teenagers love the convenience of Invisalign! Most wear each tray for about two weeks, then switch to another so that alignment continues to occur. Teenagers can brush and floss after removing the trays, and they will need to visit the orthodontist every six weeks to check their progress.
Invisalign Teen is specifically designed for teenagers and young adults between 14 and 19 years old! These clear aligners:
- Are virtually invisible when worn
- Are completely customized to your teen’s mouth
- Are comfortable to wear and remove regularly for eating, brushing, and flossing
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