Invisalign – Shelton, CT
The Clear Alternative to Braces
If you’ve always wanted straighter teeth but hate the idea of having a mouth full of metal, you’re not alone. Many adults and teens avoid getting the orthodontic treatment they need because metal wires and brackets would interfere with their professional or personal lives. Thankfully, at Dental Center of Huntington, we offer the clear alternative to braces: Invisalign in Shelton! This unique treatment can help you comfortably achieve a straighter smile without interrupting your lifestyle. Read on to learn more about Invisalign and give us a call today to schedule your consultation!
Why Choose Dental Center of Huntington For Invisalign?
- #1 Can Typically Achieve Results Faster Than Traditional Braces
- #2 100% Personalized Treatment for Maximum Comfort & Efficiency
- #3 Friendly Dentist With Nearly Two Decades of Experience
How Invisalign Works
Essentially, Invisalign clear braces use a series of clear plastic alignment trays (aligners) to shift your teeth into their ideal positions. Each set of aligners takes you one step closer to a straighter smile by gradually and carefully pushing small portions of your smile until the whole thing is perfectly aligned. You’ll wear each set for 20-22 hours every day for about two weeks, then you’ll move on to the next set. You won’t need to visit us as frequently as you would with traditional metal braces, but you’ll need to visit us every six weeks so your Shelton dentist can ensure your treatment is on track.
Issues Invisalign Can Fix
While traditional metal braces are still the best option for those facing severe orthodontic problems, Invisalign can be used to successfully address a wide variety of issues, including:
Teeth that are too close together or overlapping are exposed to more wear and tear than normal, which puts them at a higher risk of chipping and cracking. Thankfully, Invisalign can apply specific amounts of pressure on certain parts of your smile to straighten out crowded teeth.
Gaps Between Teeth
Noticeable gaps between your teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile, but they can also increase your risk of oral health issues. Small spaces between teeth can easily trap food debris, plaque, and bacteria, which can cause problems like bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. Invisalign can gently close these gaps and help you achieve a healthier, straighter smile.
Misaligned jaws can lead to bite problems like overbite, underbite, and crossbite. These place extra stress on your jaw joints, which can lead to serious issues like TMJ disorder and teeth grinding. Thankfully, Invisalign can correct mild to moderate bite problems and help prevent these conditions.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to fix crooked teeth, and it’s easy to see why! This treatment offers unique benefits like:
- Nearly invisible appearance
- Comfortable treatment without any poking metal wires or brackets
- Freedom to continue enjoying your favorite foods and beverages
- Easy to keep clean
- Fast results that typically take far less time than traditional metal braces