New Haven Invisalign experts
Teens and adults who want the straight teeth braces provide, but with more freedom and flexibility, they will probably see the Invisalign clear aligner system as a great alternative. Elm Tree Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in New Haven, North Haven, Hamden and surrounding communities.
What is involved in New Haven Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic problems if it's used correctly. The Invisalign clear aligner system aligns teeth and improves oral health by using a series of clear, removable aligners. We'll take x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image at your initial consultation, and we'll use this to create your customized treatment plan and set o aligners just for your smile. The trays are made from a smooth, comfortable material that fits over your teeth, and you'll switch them out every 1-2 to keep up with the movement of your teeth.
What are the benefits of choosing New Haven Invisalign treatment?
As an orthodontic patient, it's essential to keep your teeth clean and healthy. Being able to remove your Invisalign aligners makes this easier than with braces. Just take them out to brush and floss your teeth. Rinse the aligners themselves with warm water once or twice a day.
You won't have to worry about food restrictions either. Just remove the aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This means you'll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires and don't have to worry about food restrictions. It will also be easy to brush and floss easily because you can remove your aligners first.
There are no wires to poke and irritate you with Invisalign aligners, and don't need adjustment appointments. Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, however, so that Dr. Desai can be sure everything is progressing on schedule.
How does the New Haven Invisalign system work?
The good news is that there's nothing too complicated about treatment with the Invisalign system. You'll wear each set of aligners whenever you aren't eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing for about two weeks. As you replace the aligners with the next one in the series, your teeth will gradually move until they reach their final desired positions.
Your visits to Elm Tree Orthodontics are vital because they allow us to keep track of your progress and make sure there aren't any problems. You must change the aligners and wear them as directed. This is the most important thing if you want your New Haven Invisalign to be successful. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your needs. They will need to be changed frequently to keep up with how your teeth are shifting as they begin to straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that's been made.
And of course, everyone will respond to treatment differently, and there are factors in and out of and will ultimately determine the length of treatment. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means it can be hard to say with certainty how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case.
Any small deviation from instructions can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program. The average treatment time is estimated based on you following the recommended guidelines. This means wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day throughout treatment.
To learn more about New Haven Invisalign or find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.