Straight Talk: All You Need to Know About Invisalign

woman smiling holding clear bracesAre you ready to start your journey to straighter teeth? Do you dislike the look of regular metal braces? If so, clear braces may be for you.

Clear Aligners

Clear braces is a different take on traditional braces. This treatment is used to straighten crooked or crowded teeth with the use of clear plastic trays. Clear braces are designed to be invisible on the teeth, allowing for discreet treatment. Clear braces uses modern computer imaging to map out the future progression of your tooth movement for your aligner trays. This allows for completely customized aligner trays for your teeth.

How is Invisalign different from ordinary braces?

Clear braces allows the wearer to remove the trays whenever they would like to. This gives you the ability to eat and drink whatever you want during your treatment time. With its removable trays, clear braces also allows the wearer to have improved oral hygiene over those who wear traditional braces.

The Process

Once you have had a consultation with your doctor to determine if clear braces is right for you, your custom made Invisalign trays will be made. You will need to wear your trays up to 22 hours a day to maximize your treatment. Be sure to take your trays out for eating, drinking and of course to brush and floss. You will have new trays every two weeks and over the duration of your treatment you will begin to see your teeth shift into place. You can expect to have routine visits with your doctor every four to six weeks to check on your progress.

Aftercare

Once your treatment is over, you will have beautiful straight teeth. However, even though your treatment is done, you still need to wear a retainer at night. This is done to prevent your teeth from shifting.

If you are interested in starting clear braces treatment, give us a call at Simsbury CT Office Phone Number 860-658-1991 to schedule a consultation.