Invisalign in Connecticut with Wilton Smiles
At Wilton Smiles, we believe that everyone deserves a confident and healthy smile. If you’ve been looking to straighten your teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassle of traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners could be the answer for you. As a certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Mariya Malin and our experienced dental team in Wilton have helped many patients in Connecticut find their dream smiles with an Invisalign treatment.
Our custom, clear aligners are essentially invisible – and comfortable to wear – making them extremely popular with busy adults and teenagers. With regular check-ups and proper dental care, the new smile you achieve with Invisalign can last an entire lifetime. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation, and take the first step towards a healthier, straighter, and confident smile!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth and correct other underlying orthodontic issues. Invisalign aligners are custom-made for each and every patient. They are also very hard to see when they are being worn, making them a very popular choice for adults and teens who are looking for a discreet orthodontic treatment option.
What is the Invisalign Process?
The Invisalign process typically starts with a consultation with an Invisalign-certified dentist in our Wilton office. During this consultation, the dentist will evaluate your teeth and your bite to determine if Invisalign is the right option for you. If you are a good fit for Invisalign, then the dentist will take digital scans of your teeth and use them to create your custom treatment plan.
Once your treatment plan is made, clear aligners will be custom-made for your teeth using the latest 3D printing technology. Every set of Invisalign aligners is designed to gradually shift your teeth into the right position. You’ll wear each set for about two weeks, before switching out to the next aligner in the series. You will usually wear the aligners for 20 to 22 each day, taking them out only to eat, drink, brush, and to floss.
Throughout the Invisalign treatment you’ll have regular checkups with your dental team to monitor the progress, and to make any necessary adjustments.
Most patients start seeing results within months, though treatment time can vary depending on how severe your orthodontic issues are.
Once treatment is complete you will be given a set of retainers to wear at night – this helps to maintain your new smile! With proper care and maintenance your new Invisalign results can last a lifetime.
Invisalign vs. Braces - Benefits of Invisalign for Adults and Teens
Invisalign is one of the more modern and advanced orthodontic treatment options available today, and it has a number of benefits for both teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth. In addition to being almost invisible and comfortable to wear, Invisalign aligners are also easily removable. This makes them a convenient choice for anyone with a busy lifestyle! Invisalign offers many advantages over traditional metal braces and other orthodontic treatment options, including:
Appearance: Invisalign aligners are made of clear, smooth plastic that is nearly invisible, making them popular with anyone who wants a more discreet treatment.
Comfort: Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable material that will not irritate your gums or cheeks like metal braces do.
Removability: Invisalign aligners are removable – which means you can drink, eat, floss, and brush normally throughout your treatment. This also makes it much easier to keep your teeth healthy during the Invisalign process.
Sports and activities: Invisalign aligners are perfect for anyone who plays sports or participates in other physical activities. There are no brackets or wires to worry about, which means there is less chance of an injury when playing sports.
Oral hygiene: Invisalign aligners are very easy to clean and to maintain. This makes it easier to maintain great oral hygiene habits during your treatment. Just remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth like you normally would!
Lifestyle: Invisalign aligners fit right into your busy lifestyle, and there’s no need for frequent adjustments or emergency trips to the orthodontist. You can change to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks, right from the comfort of your own home.
Overall, Invisalign is a great option for both teens and adults. At Wilton Smiles, our experienced dental team can help determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you and create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Invisalign vs. ClearCorrect
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are two popular aligner systems that help to straighten teeth and correct orthodontic issues without the need for metal braces. Both systems do use clear, removable aligners to move teeth gradually into the desired position, but there are indeed some differences between the two systems that patients should consider:
One of the main differences between Invisalign and ClearCorrect is the materials used to make the aligners. Invisalign aligners are made of a material called SmartTrack, which is a patented thermoplastic designed to be more comfortable and efficient when used for the purpose of adjusting teeth. ClearCorrect aligners, however, are made of a thinner and far less durable material that often requires more frequent replacements.
Another difference between Invisalign and ClearCorrect is the technology used to make the aligners. Invisalign uses advanced digital scanning technology to create a precise 3D image of the patient’s teeth, which is used to design custom aligners. ClearCorrect also uses digital scanning technology, but some patients have reported longer wait times for their aligners to be produced.
Ultimately, the choice between Invisalign and ClearCorrect will depend on individual patient needs and preferences. At Wilton Smiles, our experienced dental team can help evaluate your orthodontic needs and determine which clear aligner system is right for you.
Invisalign Maintenance and Aftercare Tips
Caring and maintaining your Invisalign aligners is very important to the success of your treatment. Here are some tips for caring for your Invisalign aligners:
Clean your aligners regularly: Clean your aligners every day to prevent bacteria buildup, and to keep the color clear. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and mild soap or toothpaste, to gently clean your aligners. Avoid using very hot water, as this can cause them to warp.
Keep your aligners in the case: When not wearing your Invisalign aligners, store them in the case to prevent damage and/or loss. Also avoid leaving them out in the open, where they can become exposed to bacteria and germs or lost.
Avoid eating or drinking while wearing your aligners: To avoid staining and damaging your aligners, take them out before eating or drinking anything besides water. Make sure you brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in.
Keep your teeth clean: Great oral hygiene is important for maintaining good oral health during your Invisalign treatment. Brush your teeth twice a day, and floss every day to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Attend regular check-ups: Regular dental check-ups are important for keeping track of your progress and making any adjustments to your plan. Make sure to keep all scheduled appointments with your dentist!
By following this advice you can ensure the success of your Invisalign treatment, and you can maintain good oral health along the way. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your Invisalign aligners, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced dental team at Wilton Smiles.
Why Choose Wilton Smiles for Invisalign in Connecticut?
At Wilton Smiles we have extensive experience in Invisalign treatment. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the absolute highest level of care. We understand that every patient is different, which is why we take the time to evaluate every single patient’s needs so we can develop a personalized treatment plan that is catered to your specific goals. Our dentists are Invisalign certified and have completed advanced training in Invisalign treatment, and our state-of-the-art digital scanning technology allows us to create precise 3D images of your teeth, which we use to design your custom aligners.
If you’re looking for a team of dedicated dental professionals who can provide you with the highest level of care and expertise in Invisalign treatment, then Wilton Smiles is the right choice for you! Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation – take the first step towards a beautiful, confident smile!
Does my insurance cover the full Invisalign cost in Connecticut?
Many dental insurances cover Invisalign, at least partially. In most cases, insurance plans offer a lump sum amount toward orthodontics. When insurances do not cover the full amount of the treatment, Medical Savings Accounts (Health Savings Accounts), and third party financing can be utilized.
Contact us today to discuss your Invisalign options with our team in Wilton!
While you may experience some discomfort or pressure when you first start wearing your aligners or switch to a new set of aligners, Invisalign is generally not painful.
You will need to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
You will need to visit your dentist regularly during your Invisalign treatment to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.
Invisalign treatment time varies depending on the severity of your orthodontic issues, but most patients see results in about 12-18 months.
You should remove your Invisalign aligners when eating or drinking anything other than water to prevent staining or damaging your aligners.
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