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The team at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT is happy to offer patients Invisalign, a technologically advanced cosmetic treatment 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.
Are you ready to find out if you are the perfect candidate for these clear braces?
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.
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:
- Open bites
- 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.
Having a perfectly straight smile can be hard to achieve for many of us - but do you know there's an easy and effective solution that's ready to restore any smile? Meet Invisalign® clear aligners, which are the convenient and discreet brace replacement that's made from invisible polyurethane plastic.
The dentists at Comprehensive Dental Group offer Invisalign therapy for the young and old. Better yet, the dentists on-site know that Invisalign clear aligners are removable, providing yet another benefit for one of the most lauded smile solutions available today.
Take a look below at three of the biggest reasons why people of all ages who suffer from a crooked smile choose Invisalign:
It's Discreet - Many patients would rather not have the whole world see their orthodontic journey unfold over the next 12 months (the typical duration of an Invisalign therapy). Fortunately, unlike obvious metal braces in your mouth, Invisalign can help enhance your self-image with its invisible aligners
It's Effective - Through each stage of the Invisalign therapy, which involves your aligners being replaced by new ones every two weeks to move your teeth that much closer to their final position, you'll be that much closer to the straightened smile you've been dreaming of having!
It's Comfortable - Invisalign aligners are made from ultra-thin, flexible materials that won't cause unnecessary friction and irritation in your mouth (like what bulky metal braces are often known for)
Invisalign: Caring For Your Teeth
Just because you have your teeth beneath those awesome invisible aligners doesn't mean your daily dental hygiene routine is off the hook! Remember to brush your teeth after you eat so loose food particles don't get stuck in your aligners, leading to plaque build-up and potential tooth decay later. Also, don't forget to clean your aligners by brushing them gently before rinsing them in lukewarm water.
For more information on why Invisalign is the discreet smile solution for people of all ages, give the office of Comprehensive Dental Group a call today at (203) 359-3296 for a straightened smile right here in Stamford, CT!
Many adults these days are opting for clear aligners to correct orthodontic problems that have long bothered them. Katherine Heigl is a perfect example. She had one tooth that was out of alignment, and wanted to have it fixed before her wedding day.
“I got them [clear aligners] because of this wonky tooth,” Heigl told In Style magazine not long ago. “It's awesome because every two weeks you switch to a new retainer. Pretty much the perfect way to describe Invisalign is Netflix for your teeth.”
That's actually a pretty good way to describe this highly user-friendly form of orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are transparent, plastic oral appliances that are changed every two weeks so that your teeth can be moved a little bit at a time, according to a carefully staged sequence. Though they cover your teeth completely, clear aligners are barely noticeable.
In fact, when Heigl excused herself before taking out her aligners to eat, her In Style interviewer said, “Who knew you wore them? I guess that's the point of Invisalign.”
Being able to remove the aligners for eating and, more importantly, teeth-cleaning, is another major advantage of this method of straightening teeth. Successful orthodontic treatment for adults depends on good periodontal health (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), and the best way to keep your gums and the underlying bone that supports your teeth healthy is to keep up an effective daily oral hygiene routine.
Clear aligners have been improved in recent years to correct more complicated malocclusions (“mal” – bad; “occlusion” – bite) than previously; they can even work well for teenagers. But there are still some cases that call for traditional braces. We would be happy to explore all the different options for orthodontic treatment with you, whether you have crowded teeth, an overbite or underbite, or just one “wonky tooth.”
If you would like more information about clear aligners, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about clear aligners in general by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Clear Aligners For Teenagers.” Dear Doctor also has more on “Wedding Day Smiles.”