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March 01, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Are you interested in improving your smile with Invisalign but aren't sure if it's a good option for you? Your Stamford, CT, dentists, Dr. Irina Pogosian, and Dr. Thomas Ohlson of Comprehensive Dental Group can help you decide if you will benefit from Invisalign.

How Invisalign Works

The Invisalign system approaches orthodontic treatment in a new way. Instead of wires, clear, removable aligner trays exert constant pressure on your teeth, gradually realigning them. Each tray is worn for about two weeks, then replaced with the next set in the series.

Trays are created from a digital 3D image of your mouth made by combining digital images, impressions, and X-rays. The Invisalign team uses the 3D model to plot your treatment and create a series of trays that will help you achieve your unique treatment goals.

Who Can Benefit from Invisalign?

Invisalign can be a good choice if:

  • You're a Teen or an Adult: Invisalign is an excellent option for both teenagers and adults in the Stamford area who are concerned about the appearance of their smiles.
  • You prefer a subtle straightening method: Invisalign's transparent trays become practically invisible when placed over your teeth. Thanks to Invisalign, no one has to know that you're improving your smile.
  • You have mild to moderate orthodontic problems: Invisalign is an effective treatment for many mild to moderate bite problems, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. If your orthodontic issues are complicated, you may need metal braces instead.
  • You don't have any oral health problems: You'll need to treat gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues before you can start Invisalign treatment.
  • You practice good oral hygiene: Good oral hygiene will keep your teeth and gums healthy during your treatment. Daily brushing and flossing and proper cleaning of your trays are basic requirements if you want to begin Invisalign treatment.
  • You're willing to follow the recommended Invisalign wearing schedule: Invisalign trays should be worn 20 to 22 hours per day for best results. If you're a parent concerned that your teens won't follow the recommendations, special tabs can be added to the trays. The color of the tabs gradually fades with wear, making it easy to see if your son or daughter is wearing the trays.

Improve your smile discreetly with Invisalign! Call your dentists Dr. Pogosian and Dr. Ohlson of Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT, at (203) 359-3296 to schedule your appointment.

January 11, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

The whole world doesn’t need to know that you have braces.

If you are an adult who is dealing with a crooked or misaligned smile, you may be wondering if it’s too late to correct the issue. Our Stamford, CT, dentists, Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson, will wholeheartedly tell you that it’s never too late to get a straighter smile. In this day and age, dental technology has come a long way and now we can offer our patients the ability to straighten their smiles with a clear orthodontic system known as Invisalign.


What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that, instead of using brackets and wires like traditional braces, uses clear custom-made aligners that cover the teeth. Each aligner is created based on measurements taken of your mouth. Made from medical-grade thermoplastic, these aligners offer a comfortable fit while shifting your teeth into the ideal position.


How does Invisalign work?

Before you can get Invisalign treatment our Stamford, CT, general dentists will need to examine your smile and determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you. Once we deem you an ideal candidate for treatment the next step will be to take scans of your teeth to measure them.

These measurements will provide the dental lab with the information they need to create perfectly fitted aligners that will only shift around teeth that need to be moved in order to achieve an ideal smile. The number of aligners you’ll receive will depend on the severity of the dental issues that you wish to correct.

Invisalign is ideal for correcting,

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

If you are an adult or older teen who is dealing with any of these problems then Invisalign may be an ideal solution for you.


How often do I need to wear my aligners?

Since aligners are removable, it can be tempting to take them off whenever you feel like it. However, if you want results, it’s important that you keep your aligners on as much as possible throughout the day, only removing them before meals and before brushing and flossing. The rest of the time your aligners should be worn. This equates to wearing them for about 22 hours each day.


Interested? Give us a call!

If you are interested in finding out what Invisalign can do for your smile, it’s time to turn to the dental team at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT. We want to make sure that you get the smile you deserve! Contact us by dialing (203) 359-3296 today.

March 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

The team at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT is happy to offer patients Invisalign, a technologically advanced cosmetic invisaligntreatment that puts your teeth in perfect alignment. It is a preferred alternative to metal braces because clear plastic trays are used instead of metal hardware. Get familiar with the advantages of Invisalign over braces to decide if this is the orthodontic solution you would like to discuss with your dentist. 

Invisible Aligners Instead of Visible Metal Parts
When kids get braces, in most cases they have no choice but to wear metal and wire appliances—sometimes even headgear. Some older teens and adults have the option to choose Invisalign braces, which use removable clear trays instead. When you smile while wearing an Invisalign tray, it's not as conspicuous as the appearance of metal on your white teeth.

Invisalign Doesn't Require Years
Metal braces take two to three years to completely change the position of your teeth. At each checkup appointment, the dentist will have to make uncomfortable adjustments to the brackets and change wires to tighten the braces. Invisalign often takes six months to a year to work. The teeth gently conform to the shape of each tray over the treatment period, and you'll visit your Stamford dentist every few weeks to retrieve a new tray. To keep your smile aligned, you'll wear the last tray each night while sleeping.

You Can Take Invisalign Trays Off
One of the complaints dentists hear from their patients who wear braces is that they are painful and uncomfortable to wear. The brackets and wires can cause damage to the inner soft tissue of the mouth, and it is difficult to enjoy certain solid foods. Invisalign trays are gentler on the soft tissues of the mouth and they can be removed for eating, brushing, and engaging in conversation. You must make a commitment to wearing your trays at least 20 to 22 hours each day for fast results.

Invisalign--The Right Choice
Consult a dentist at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT to find out if you're a candidate for Invisalign. Call (203) 359-3296 today to schedule time with Dr. Irina Pogosian or Dr. Thomas Ohlson.

By Comprehensive Dental Group
February 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

Are you ready to find out if you are the perfect candidate for these clear braces?invisalign

You could never picture going to work day in and day out while wearing braces; however, you are also tired of your crooked smile. Fortunately, there is still a way to get the smile you want without sporting metal braces. Our Stamford, CT, dentists Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson are here to tell you more about Invisalign and whether it might be right for you.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a unique way to straighten teeth without the need for metal, brackets or wires. Instead, Invisalign uses a set of customized aligners that look similar to whitening trays but are thin, flexible and designed to snugly fit over your teeth. Each aligner is specially crafted just for you based on measurements and tooth movements already mapped out by our Stamford, CT, general dentists.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

There are many factors that go into determining who is ideal for Invisalign treatment. While it can certainly help a lot of patients, it isn’t right for everyone, which is why we always have patients come into our office for a consultation. The consultation phase is important because it gives us a chance to get to know you and your treatment goals, as well as examine your smile and make sure that what you want to fix can most efficiently be handled by wearing Invisalign. Some candidacy factors to consider include:

Age: Older teens and adults are the perfect candidates for Invisalign but children and young teens aren’t. Children often respond best to traditional braces, but there are more subtle and discreet orthodontic options that can help make brackets and wires less obvious.

Your dental issues: Malocclusions like overbites, underbites and crossbites, as well as spacing problems and crowding are some of the issues that can be addressed with Invisalign. While it can also handle some minor crookedness as well, those with severe or complex dental issues that require complicated tooth or jaw movements will need to consider more traditional options.

Your dedication: One reason that children aren’t good candidate for Invisalign is that they often cannot comply with the rules of Invisalign. While it’s convenient that you can remove your aligners whenever you eat or need to brush and floss, the rest of the time you should be wearing your aligners. The less time you spend wearing them the longer your treatment will take. That’s why it’s important that you are truly dedicated to wearing Invisalign for about 22 hours out of each day.

Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT, is ready to help you get the smile you want with Invisalign. Turn to us for a no-risk consultation.

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.