Invisalign vs.Traditional Braces

Do you want a healthier, straighter smile, but cringe at the idea of wearing metal braces? You could become one of the many older teens and adults who enjoy the discreet appearance of Invisalign clear aligners.

Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal, ceramic or lingual braces, and are practically invisible, completely removable and custom-made from BPA-free acrylic.

Invisalign treats mild to moderate orthodontic issues such as tooth rotation, crossbite, open bite, underbite and overbite, and overjet.

During Treatment, Invisalign Patient’s Experience:
• Simpler brushing and flossing because the aligners are removable
• Fewer dietary restrictions than traditional braces
• Little to no irritation of gums and other soft tissues
• Improved sense of self-esteem

Adults are more likely to pursue orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners because they are discreet and require a short treatment time of 9 to 15 months. Many teens and adults hesitate to begin (or revisit) traditional braces because of lengthy treatment times, complex adjustments and obvious appearance.

Treatment With Invisalign
At Fairfield County Orthodontics we will evaluate our patient’s to determine if Invisalign clear aligners are the right option. After an oral exam, digital X-rays, impressions and creation of a three-dimensional digital model, the Invisalign lab fabricates a series of plastic aligners which fit perfectly over the patient’s teeth. These clear aligners move teeth gradually into straighter, healthier positions.

The patient changes the aligners every two weeks according to the treatment plan. He or she visits our office four to six weeks for simple progress checks. As with metal braces, there will be no time consuming or painful adjustments. Adults like that Invisalign is less intrusive on their busy schedules.

Could Invisalign Straighten Your Smile?
Invisalign may be your path to a healthy, straight smile. We can help you decide if Invisalign is right for you. Contact our office today at 203-292-6644 to arrange a consultation and get your questions answered.

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