One of the first things that someone notices about you is your smile. So if your smile is flawed with crooked, misaligned, or gapped teeth, it can impact your overall self-confidence. Invisalign is a modern orthodontic solution that transforms your smile discreetly and quickly! An excellent option for teens and adults alike, Invisalign can give you the smile of your dreams and help your oral function, too!
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a modern way to straighten teeth that utilizes clear plastic aligners instead of traditional metal brackets and wires. These aligners are virtually invisible in your smile, meaning you won’t have to feel embarrassed about going through the orthodontic process. Most people will never even know you are wearing Invisalign! Additionally, these aligners can be removed at any time. This allows you to eat the foods you love without worry and keep your teeth clean during the straightening process. And with proper compliance, Invisalign can give you visible results in as little as six months!
The Invisalign® Process
Invisalign is unique because we can virtually show you what your smile will look like after treatment is complete before you even begin! Thanks to digital technology, we are able to plan your treatment ahead of time and make sure you are happy with your new future smile before starting. Once you approve, we will capture digital images of your teeth that are used to make plastic aligners that are used to gently and adjust the position of your teeth. You will wear these aligners for 20-22 hours every day, only taking them out to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. Every few weeks you will have to switch to a new set of aligners that slightly adjust the position of your teeth a bit more. Over the course of treatment, your smile will be gradually shifted into a new alignment.
The iTero Scanner is used in the Invisalign process. Rather than traditional impressions that are messy, the iTero Scanner digitally captures a 3D image of your teeth and gums in just a few minutes. The iTero Scanner uses a radiation-free laser and provides a clear and accurate image of your smile for planning your alignment treatment. From these digital impressions, your custom clear aligners can be made. Your dentist can show you a digital image on-screen prior to treatment and can accurately plan a timeline for the Invisalign process. By using the iTero Scanner, fast and accurate impressions can be taken and used right away.
If you want to experience the benefits Invisalign can offer your smile, schedule a consultation with our team at our modern Old Greenwich, CT office today!