Straightening your teeth can transform your oral health as well as your smile. Yet, you may not want to live with a mouthful of metal. Those metal brackets and wires can cut up the inside of your mouth and feel embarrassing.
Fortunately, modern technology like Invisalign® straightens your teeth with near-invisible aligning trays. These aligners are made of clear plastic and fit over your teeth. Because the aligners blend with your teeth, they’re less visible than traditional metal braces.
We want you to be comfortable at Greenwich Dentistry in Cos Cob, Connecticut. To help you relax during your visit, we offer amenities like noise-canceling headphones and smart TVs tuned to your favorite show. And we provide modern solutions to straighten teeth, like Invisalign.
Invisalign straightens teeth discreetly
Invisalign is the brand name for a series of clear aligners that blend in with your teeth when you wear them. Custom-made for your mouth, they gradually shift your teeth if used properly.
You can take them out when you eat and brush and floss your teeth; otherwise, you need to wear them 20-22 hours each day. Much less visible than traditional braces, many people find Invisalign trays more comfortable to wear too.
How Invisalign works
Our expert team at Greenwich Dentistry takes digital X-rays of your mouth to develop your custom aligners. With these images, we create a 3D model of your teeth and mouth to plan your ideal smile. You can even get a sneak peek at your future smile.
Your dentist describes your personal Invisalign plan. Depending on your situation, you change your Invisalign aligners approximately every two weeks and go through 18-30 aligners. Your dentist checks your progress every 6-8 weeks; the process takes about a year.
Why patients like Invisalign clear aligners:
- They’re nearly invisible
- There are no dietary restrictions because you take them out to eat
- There are fewer dental visits than with traditional braces
- They’re more comfortable than conventional braces
And thanks to 3D imaging, you can glimpse your future smile before you start.
Why straight teeth are good for your oral health
Crooked teeth are tough to clean properly. When you can’t floss well between your teeth, bacteria can build up, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
Not everyone is born with perfect teeth. Many people have teeth spaced too far apart or too close together. Some people have teeth that don’t meet in front, which causes an underbite or overbite. These issues can impact your chewing, speaking, or ability to maintain oral hygiene.
To discover more about how Invisalign can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing, call the Greenwich Dentistry office at 203-869-2066 to schedule an appointment.