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Benefits of Invisalign - Glastonbury, CT

The Clear Way to Achieve a Straight Smile

Clear Solution

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Once you’ve placed the aligners in your mouth, they become practically unnoticeable. Unless someone is standing very close to you or knows exactly what they’re looking for, other people shouldn’t be able to tell that you’re wearing the trays at all. This allows you to smile confidently throughout treatment, boosting your self-esteem and making the process a much more enjoyable experience.

Easy Maintenance

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Because you can simply take out the aligners when it’s time to clean your teeth, brushing and flossing are much easier. You won’t have to work around brackets and wires to clear away food debris and bacteria.

You also won’t have to purchase any new tools to clean your aligners (unlike with braces, where many patients have to invest in a water flosser, floss threader, etc.). All you need is lukewarm water, clear hand soap, and a toothbrush. Just remember to never use hot water since that could warp their shape.

Safer Than Braces

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Metal brackets and wires are notorious for irritating the lips, gums, tongue, and the insides of the cheeks. Invisalign’s clear plastic trays, on the other hand, are created with your comfort in mind. The smooth edges of the aligners should fit comfortably over your teeth and not irritate your soft tissues.

Shorter Treatment Time

Traditional braces typically take two years or longer to fully straighten your teeth. By contrast, the average treatment time with Invisalign is just 12 to 18 months.

Also, your periodic appointments with us will be shorter and more comfortable than they would be if you had traditional braces. Rather than tightening and adjusting metal wires, we’ll simply evaluate your progress and hand you the next few pairs of aligners. You’ll be able to leave our office without discomfort.

No Dietary Restrictions

Braces come with a laundry list of foods you shouldn’t eat, as they could damage the wires or brackets. However, with Invisalign, you can just remove your clear aligners before you eat. You should be able to eat pretty much whatever you want throughout the course of your treatment.