You can get a straighter smile no matter your age. Invisalign can help.
Having a misaligned smile can do a lot more than just make you feel uncomfortable flashing your pearly whites for those to see. It could also increase your chances of cavities or put excessive wear and tear on certain teeth. Our Fairfield, CT, dentists Dr. Joseph Worthington and Dr. Brijesh Chandwani believe that no one is ever too old to get the smiles they want. If you are an older teen or adult who wants to fix a misaligned smile without having to wear metal braces then Invisalign might be the right option for you.
Invisalign has been helping many older teens and adults get a straight, beautiful smile without ever needing to wear metal brackets or wires. This unique orthodontic system uses clear, custom-made aligners that look similar to whitening trays and fit over your teeth to shift them into their proper place.
During your consultation and treatment planning process our Fairfield, CT, general dentists will take images of your teeth and then use special computer software to determine which teeth need to shift and how far they need to move in order to give you the perfect smile. From this information, an Invisalign-approved dental lab will get to work crafting a series of clear, flexible aligners that will apply just the right amount of pressure and force to gradually move teeth into their final and more ideal position.
Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set of aligners. While aligners are meant to fit securely against your teeth, the material used provides a custom and more comfortable fit than traditional metal braces. Aligners should be worn as often as possible throughout the day (about 20 to 22 hours/day); however, they should be removed prior to drinking and eating, and brushing and flossing. Since aligners can be removed for oral care and before mealtimes, this means that you don’t have to worry about food restrictions or having to alter your oral care routine.
The average adult will get the results they want in about one year. The length of treatment for teens is comparable to regular braces (about 18 to 24 months); however, wearing clear, nearly invisible aligners makes the orthodontic process a whole lot easier on the wearer.
If you are interested in getting Invisalign in Fairfield, CT, the next step is to schedule a consultation with us to make sure you smile goals align with what Invisalign can offer you. Call Worthington Advanced Dentistry today to learn more.