FAQS About Invisalign
By Comprehensive Dental Group
January 27, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Ready to learn more about the practically invisible way to straighten your teeth?


You've decided that it’s time to say goodbye to your crooked teeth and want to find out if Invisalign is the right choice for you.Your Stamford, CT dentists, Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson, want to help you find out what getting Invisalign entails and what smiles it can improve.

Q. What is Invisalign?

A. This is the only nearly invisible way to straighten your smile without others noticing. Using our computer-imaging software, we are able to create your full treatment plan from the first to the final tooth movement. Each clear, custom-made aligner is designed to move specific teeth a certain, designated amount, so as you progress through your aligners you will start to notice a positive change in the shape of your smile.

Q. What issues can Invisalign treat?

A. Invisalign can treat minor to more severe issues, including:

  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Crowding
  • Crookedness
  • Spaces between teeth

However, there are some problems that Invisalign may not be right for. If you require more complicated or complex teeth shifting or jaw repositioning, then traditional braces will typically be a much better fit.

Q. What are the advantages of choosing Invisalign?

A. Invisalign is clear so already you can enjoy the freedom of talking to colleagues or spending time with friends without worrying that everyone is staring at your braces. The aligners are custom-made from a flexible plastic, which is much more comfortable then a mouth full of metal.

Plus, these aligners are removable, so you don’t have to change your diet or your oral care routine. Just take your aligners out before eating or caring for your smile. It’s that simple!

Q. How often should I wear my aligners?

A. If you want your treatment to be effective, then the more often you wear your aligners the better. It’s highly advised that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours out of the day. So if you aren’t flossing, brushing, eating or drinking (except for water) you should be wearing your Invisalign aligners.

Q. Am I an ideal candidate for Invisalign?

A. It’s impossible to tell without coming into our Stamford dental office for a consultation, but we would be happy to examine your smile issues and discuss your treatment goals to find out if Invisalign fits with your needs.

If you want to get Invisalign in Stamford, CT, then it’s time you turned to the Comprehensive Dental Group for all of your dental needs. We keep up with the latest dental technologies and treatments to give you a smile you can be proud of.