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If You Are Looking for Fast and Effective Orthodontic Treatment, Ask Us About Invisalign in West Hartford
Have you been dreaming of a straighter, more attractive smile? Are you looking for an affordable, convenient, and discreet solution to your orthodontic issues? If so, our experienced Invisalign dentists can help. The innovative Invisalign system uses invisible plastic aligners rather than unsightly brackets and wires to gradually move your teeth into position.
What Makes Invisalign in West Hartford Unique?
The Invisalign system uses clear aligner trays that look similar to the trays used for teeth whitening to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including crowding, gaps, and malocclusions. The trays are custom-fitted so that they place just the right amount of pressure on the right teeth at the right time to create a beautiful, perfectly aligned smile. All you have to do is wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day and switch to the next set of aligners in the series every two weeks.
Is Invisalign Treatment Convenient?
Unlike traditional braces that require frequent visits to the dentist for adjustments, you only have to see our dentist every four to six weeks with Invisalign so that we can monitor your progress. This is ideal for busy teens and adults who may find it difficult to take time away from school or work. The trays are also removable, so you don’t have to worry about dietary restrictions or having to spend a lot of time cleaning between wires and brackets.
What Factors Determine My Invisalign Cost?
Every patient is unique, so the cost of treatment is typically different for each person. The main factor affecting your Invisalign cost is the severity and complexity of your orthodontic problems. We will provide you with a detailed breakdown of your cost once you and your dentist have determined a treatment plan. If you have a dental insurance plan, a substantial portion of your cost may be covered. Invisalign insurance benefits can vary from plan to plan, so we recommend that patients contact their insurer to verify their coverage. We also offer convenient payment options and low-interest financing options that can help make your Invisalign cost more manageable. Call today for more information.
How Long Will I Need to Wear My Aligners?
Your dentist will discuss your estimated treatment time once he or she has assessed the severity and complexity of your orthodontic situation. Most patients wear their aligners anywhere from 10 months to two years, and the average treatment duration for adults is around a year. The treatment time for teens tends to differ more than that of adults. After you complete your treatment, it may be necessary to wear Invisalign retainers to keep your teeth in proper alignment.
What Kind of Training Do Your Invisalign Dentists Receive?
Invisalign dentists are either licensed orthodontists or general dentists who are certified to use aligners to correct orthodontic issues. Our dentists have extensive training and experience in using the Invisalign system and will work with you to create a treatment plan that will help you achieve the best possible results. Call today to schedule your consultation.
Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Is Best?
The best orthodontic treatment is the one that will help you achieve your desired results in the shortest amount of time. When evaluating your treatment options, you should also consider:
- Your aesthetic preferences
- Your lifestyle
- Your budget
After assessing your dental issues, our dentist will go over your treatment options so you can make the right decision.
Are There Situations Where Invisalign Treatment May Not Be Appropriate?
Invisalign works best on mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Adults with complex dental problems and children whose mouths are still growing and developing typically get better results with traditional braces.
Will Invisalign in West Hartford Change My Lifestyle?
During your treatment, you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods. You should, however, refrain from chewing gum and using tobacco products while wearing your aligners. Gum can stick to the trays, and tobacco products can turn the plastic yellow. It is important to clean your aligners daily. We do offer manufacturer-approved cleaning kits at our office, but you can also simply brush and rinse your aligner using cool or lukewarm water. Although the aligners are relatively durable, you should take care not to do anything that might crack or warp the device. A damaged aligner will not move your teeth as effectively, which can prolong your treatment and increase your cost.
How Do I Find Out If I Am a Candidate for Invisalign vs. Braces?
If you are a teen or adult with minor crowding, spacing, or bite issues, there is a good chance the Invisalign system can improve your smile. Call today for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our Invisalign specialists.