Invisalign® in Westport, CT
Imperial Dental Associates provides Invisalign services in Westport, CT. Call 203-227-2520 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
For decades, metal braces were the only method for straightening teeth. Today, though, Invisalign is exploding in popularity. With smooth, clear aligners, Invisalign can correct many of the same problems that braces fix, such as overbites and crooked teeth, without the issues that braces can cause. You will also see the dentist less frequently since you will not need tightening or other maintenance procedures.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign gently shifts the teeth using a series of custom-made, clear colored aligners. The comfortable aligners are removable, and you will change aligners at home according to the dentist’s instructions. Those using Invisalign only need to see the dentist once every four to six weeks.
Advantages of Invisalign
- Clear aligners are easier to keep clean than traditional metal braces, making it easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
- Clear aligners are comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks.
- Clear aligners prevent wear on the teeth from tooth grinding.
- Clear aligners are removable, so it’s easier for you to brush and floss after meals.
- Allows flexibility in treatment depending on lifestyle.
- Eliminate emergency visits such as broken brackets or loose wires.
The first step in Invisalign treatment is to use digital imaging to create a 3-D model of your existing smile. We will then morph it to show you the expected results at every treatment phase, including the finished results.
Aesthetics and Comfort
First impressions matter. Whether you are interviewing for an important new job, meeting with clients, or having pictures made, you may be uncomfortable displaying a mouth with traditional metal braces. Invisalign is virtually invisible, boosting your self-confidence in any situation and allowing you to achieve a straight smile.
In addition, wearing traditional braces can be a challenge for some. Having them adjusted can be painful, and the metal and wires can poke or scratch your mouth and tongue. Invisalign aligners are smooth and comfortable, and they will not scratch your mouth. Each aligner gently shifts the teeth, reducing pain.
Having metal braces requires you to hand control over to your dentist. He or she puts on the braces, adjusts them, and removes them. If you pop a wire or have another emergency, you will need to see the dentist for assistance. In addition, you will need to take quite a few foods out of your diet, such as sticky candy and popcorn. Even brushing your teeth can be tough, as it is hard to clean around the metal brackets.
With Invisalign, you retain control. Your dentist will put attachments on your teeth and assist you with your first aligner, and then it is up to you. If you want to eat a sticky snack, just pop out the aligner, making sure to brush your teeth and put it back in when you finish. You can also take the aligner out for oral hygiene. Every two weeks or as directed, you will replace your aligner with a new one at home. You will just need to see the dentist for a checkup every four to six weeks.
Invisalign is not as expensive as you might expect. With Invisalign, you will receive a complete price quote up front, including all dentist appointments and retainers following the completion of treatment.
Your dental insurance may or may not cover Invisalign. Our office staff will help you determine if the procedure is covered, and how much you will need to pay out of pocket.
Call 203-227-2520 to schedule your appointment.