When it comes to correcting misaligned and crooked teeth, gaps between them, and problems with our bite, among other related conditions, the traditional answer has been traditional metal braces. These will continue to be the preferred choice for certain types of specialized care, such as with severe cases. But for many of us, Invisalign can correct most of the conditions that metal braces can but with a number of advantages in terms of convenience, appearance, and sometimes speed of treatment. Learn more about Invisalign by reaching out to Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson of Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT.
One of the more noticeable benefits of Invisalign clear aligners is just how discreet they are when compared to metal braces. They are worn like a mouthguard, except the plastic is transparent and thin and they fit snuggly over our teeth. They might feel a little tight at first but as they do their job they become more comfortable to wear.
Metal braces and Invisalign aligners, at their core, work in a very similar way. They both correct our smiles by slowly and gently pushing our teeth in place over time. For metal braces, we must return often to the office for adjustments, but with Invisalign, we simply put in the next aligner in the series. Less regular visits will still be necessary to monitor our progress and to monitor our general dental health.
Hygiene and Diet
On the matter of dental health, Invisalign makes this aspect easier because the aligners by their nature are removable, which makes even eating easier as there are no dietary limitations as there are with metal braces. With braces, we have to worry about food becoming stuck in the armature, and in having to be diligent as we clean the hard-to-reach spaces. But with Invisalign, we simply remove the aligner whenever we're about to eat or clean our teeth. This freedom also means that we must take personal responsibility to wear the aligners for the prescribed 22 hours out of the day.
Invisalign in Stamford, CT
If you are ready to improve your smile with Invisalign from our Stamford, CT, dentist begin by scheduling a consultation by dialing (203) 359-3296 to make an appointment with Dr. Pogosian and Dr. Ohlson of Comprehensive Dental Group.