Fix crooked teeth with clear braces called Invisalign

InvisalignAre you interested in fixing misaligned teeth? Are you tired of covering your smile because of its imperfections? While many patients are curious about realigning their smile, many do not speak to their dentist about their desires for fear of hearing the dreaded word: braces. Traditional braces require patients to have metal brackets glued to the teeth and wires joining them together. Months, sometimes years, are needed to improve the alignment of the dental arch.

Fortunately, patients in the area of Newington, CT have another alterative available from the team at Cedar Mountain Dental, including clear braces known as Invisalign.

Understanding clear braces

Clear braces are essentially nothing like traditional orthodontic work at all. These appliances eliminate the brackets and wires, and instead replace them with plastic aligner trays. These trays are made precisely to fit over the dental arch. They gradually reposition the teeth by changing to the next tray in the series every two weeks. By the end of the treatment, patients will have a brand new smile—without anyone even knowing they are undergoing orthodontic treatment! The aligner trays worn day and night are practically invisible over the dental arch, allowing patients to feel confident while their smile is transforming.

Why should I consider realigning my smile?

Some patients with mild imperfections and alignment may not understand the benefits of a straight smile. Many think Invisalign and other orthodontic treatments are primarily for cosmetic appearance. However, patients with straight teeth have healthier smiles. Misaligned teeth leave many gaps and spaces where food particles, bacteria, and sugars can form. These can contribute to the development of cavities and periodontal disease. By realigning the smile, the teeth are easier to keep clean. Additionally, traditional bracket and wire braces can make it difficult to properly clean the surfaces of the teeth and gums, while Invisalign trays can be removed for more effective brushing and flossing.

Patients interested in Invisalign can call Cedar Mountain Dental to learn more

Teenagers and adults considering an alternative to braces to improve alignment of the smile are welcome to book a consultation visit and initial evaluation with Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman of Newington, CT. The practice can be reached by calling (860) 667-2600 and visiting at 112 Market Square.