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Is “The Clear Alternative to Braces” Right For You?

The first clear aligner system for orthodontic correction, Invisalign, hit the market in 1998 and has since revolutionized the field. Over 12 million people, including more than 3 million teens, have used Invisalign Treatment to straighten their teeth and transform their smiles.  

What is Invisalign?

Unlike traditional metal braces and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners designed to move teeth in very precise stages. A patient typically wears a set of the clear aligners, which are created by cutting-edge computer-­generated software, for about two weeks, after which they move onto the next set until they achieve straighter teeth. The clear aligners are so discreet that others around you may not even notice them, which makes Invisalign an incredibly popular orthodontic option for many people. While Invisalign is removable, treatment is most effective when aligners are worn at least 22 hours a day, only being removed for meals and maintenance (i.e. brushing, flossing, etc.). Treatment time will vary per patient; however the average Invisalign treatment is about one year.  

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Here are just a few reasons why millions of people have relied on Invisalign to transform their smiles. 


Even clear braces don’t come close to the discretion that Invisalign offers. Many adults, and now a growing number of teens, are able to improve their smiles without the attention and look of traditional braces.


Metal braces and wires preclude patients from eating sticky or overly crunchy foods and snacks such as hard candy, popcorn, nuts, and caramel. Invisalign could be removed when eating, which means that patients are able to enjoy their favorite foods without fear of breaking or bending any hardware! Plus, if there are moments when an individual would prefer not to be photographed or seen with the aligners, they can be easily removed.


Traditional braces can get in the way of brushing and flossing; however, neglecting to maintain good oral hygiene while wearing braces could have permanent consequences such as teeth staining. Because Invisalign can be removed, it allows patients to easily maintain normal oral hygiene habits.

Appointment efficiency

Invisalign is a wonderful option for those with busy schedules! At appointments, patients simply receive a new set of aligners, unlike visits for traditional metal braces that require adjustments and can take longer.   


Aligners are created using a special computer program, which also generates a scientific treatment plan. Patients will have a clear picture of what to expect with Invisalign and how long treatment will take.  

Are you curious about Invisalign?

The experienced and dedicated team at Wilton Smiles Dentistry has been helping patients in Fairfield County achieve the smile of their dreams with Invisalign. If you’re interested in improving your smile and want to learn more about Invisalign treatment, please connect with us today online or by calling our office in Wilton at (203) 762-9907.