How to Achieve Straighter Teeth Discreetly with Invisalign® Treatment
Orthodontic treatments, like braces, can give patients something they’ve always wanted – a straighter, more beautiful smile – but many people wish there was a less obvious and more comfortable solution for straightening crooked teeth. For these patients, Danbury, CT dentist Dr. Shweta Gujaran and our caring team at The Tooth Studio offer Invisalign orthodontics. With Invisalign treatment, we help patients get the straight smile of their dreams without the inconvenience and disruption of traditional metal braces. Keep reading for a closer look at the exciting benefits of Invisalign clear aligners, including how they can help to keep your orthodontic treatment more discreet.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
Invisalign treatment works by gradually shifting teeth into a straighter position through the use of a series of clear plastic aligner trays, which are periodically switched to the next set in the progressive series until optimal results are attained.
What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment vs. braces?
When comparing Invisalign treatment vs. traditional braces, one of the primary benefits is that Invisalign clear aligners are much less visible and noticeable than braces. Instead of having brackets cemented to each tooth and connected by a wire, Invisalign patients use clear plastic trays that fit snugly over the teeth and are scarcely visible. Not only that but the aligners can be taken out for important occasions when a patient doesn’t want any visible trace of their orthodontic treatment – like a special event or photo shoot. Generally speaking, benefits of Invisalign treatment compared with traditional metal braces include:
- Less visible
- Trays can be taken out to eat, play sports, play a musical instrument, have your photo taken, or for almost any other special occasion
- More comfortable (no wires, brackets, or “raw edges”)
- Treatment time is often shorter
- Patients do not have to restrict their favorite foods (sticky, crunchy, popcorn, etc.)
Overall, most patients consider Invisalign treatment to be more convenient, more comfortable, and certainly more discreet than traditional orthodontic treatments.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
The majority of patients who are candidates for traditional braces to correct mild to moderate alignment problems can also be considered eligible for Invisalign treatment. More severe issues, including severe crowding, significant bite misalignment, and others, may be best treated with another approach – though it is often possible to subsequently use Invisalign clear aligners to complete the patient’s orthodontic treatment plan. During your initial consultation for orthodontic treatment in Danbury, CT, Dr. Gujaran will evaluate your dental and oral health, assess your orthodontic needs, and determine whether you may be an eligible candidate for Invisalign clear aligners.
Are there any downsides to Invisalign treatment?
The benefits of Invisalign clear aligners are fairly obvious, but many patients often wonder whether there are reasons not to get Invisalign treatment. Again, patients with more advanced alignment problems and other specific issues may not be eligible for Invisalign aligners right away. Additionally, patients considering Invisalign orthodontics should understand that the treatment requires commitment with the plastic aligners needing to be worn a minimum of 20-22 hours per day. While this is not a reason not to pursue Invisalign treatment, it is an important consideration – particularly for younger patients or teenagers.
When used properly by appropriate candidates under the supervision of an experienced dental provider, Invisalign treatment can offer life-changing results that leave patients feeling more confident than ever.
Keep your orthodontic work your own little secret with Invisalign treatment in Danbury, CT
If you have always dreamed of a straighter smile but feel nervous or self-conscious about the thought of having uncomfortable and/or visible metal braces, you may be excited to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign treatment. Ready to start your journey to the smile of your dreams with Invisalign orthodontics? Call us at The Tooth Studio in Danbury, CT to schedule your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Shweta Gujaran today!