Invisalign® Specialist

Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill

Family Dentists located in Rocky Hill, CT

Straightening your smile doesn’t have to mean wearing cumbersome metal braces. If you want an alternative to getting your teeth and jaw in proper alignment, try Invisalign®. The dentists offer Invisalign at Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill. To find out more about what Invisalign can do for your smile, book a visit today by calling the office in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern system of orthodontics utilizing a series of plastic aligners to straighten your teeth and improve your smile. They’re an excellent orthodontic solution for both adults and teens.

Your aligners are designed from an impression of your smile and a treatment plan mapped out by 3-D imaging technology and computer software. They fit snugly on your teeth and exert a small amount of pressure to gently push your smile into alignment. 

You wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, every day, and take them out only to brush, floss, or eat. After two weeks of proper use, your teeth will have successfully moved into the positioning dictated by your aligners, at which point you move on to the next set of aligners in your series. By the time you go through all of the aligners in your treatment plan, you’ll have a perfectly straight smile that’s as beautiful as it is healthy.

What conditions does Invisalign correct?

Invisalign is an effective treatment for several orthodontic conditions, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

You can also use Invisalign for cosmetic purposes, as well, like generally straightening your teeth and improving the appearance of your smile.

How does Invisalign compare to braces?

Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is just as effective at treating most orthodontic conditions. As a more technologically advanced treatment, Invisalign has many advantages over traditional metal braces, including:

Time

Braces require you to visit your dentist or orthodontist every two weeks for tightening. With Invisalign, you only have to check in with your dentist every four to six weeks.

Aesthetics

Invisalign’s clear aligners are virtually invisible, so you can straighten your teeth without having to worry about the mouthful-of-metal look that’s unavoidable with traditional metal braces.

Eating

Because braces are permanently attached to your teeth, you have to be careful about what you eat during your treatment. With Invisalign, you simply take out your aligners to eat and put them back in when you’re finished, saving you the hassle of having to change your diet.

Oral hygiene

To keep your teeth clean when you have braces, you have to invest in special tools and learn new techniques for brushing and flossing. With Invisalign’s removable aligners, keeping your teeth clean while you straighten your smile is easy: just remove your aligners, brush and floss as normal, and put your aligners back on afterward.

Schedule a consultation with Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill by phone today, and learn more about how Invisalign can improve your smile.