Few things feel better than opening your mouth to smile and knowing you’re flashing a set of straight, perfectly aligned teeth. At Waterbury Dental Care in Waterbury, CT, our expert team can help you get there. While in generations past your options would have been limited to old-fashioned metal braces, we are proud to offer Invisalign — the elegant, modern way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign blends in with your natural smile so you don’t have to feel awkward during treatment. To get started, schedule a FREE Invisalign consultation today by giving us a call or booking online!

What Is Invisalign®?

Most people naturally have teeth that are slightly crooked. This tends to happen when your adult teeth grow in — inevitably, some of them will grow in at an awkward angle, often due to overcrowding in your mouth. This can result in an appearance that may make you feel uncomfortable. 

Invisalign is a system for straightening your smile that corrects crooked teeth and creates an even, elegant, aligned look that you’ll be excited to share. Using custom-made clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth and can be removed any time you want to eat or to clean them, Invisalign gently moves them into a proper, aligned position over time. This process happens slowly, but can produce a major transformation with a little patience.  

How Does Invisalign® Compare to Traditional Braces?

Invisalign does the same thing as traditional metal braces. However, it provides a much more subtle, discreet approach to treatment. Instead of wearing a mouthful of metal brackets and wires that stand out every time you smile, speak, or take a bite of food, Invisalign gets the job done using clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth, similar to a small mouthguard. 

Far from standing out, Invisalign aligners blend in perfectly with your natural smile. The clear plastic is much less obvious than metal braces, and the aligners hug closely to the shape of your natural teeth. You’ll be able to go through treatment feeling much more comfortable and relaxed while out in public or among friends or colleagues.

Plus, Invisalign is easily removable. Traditional metal braces are literally glued to your teeth — only your dentist can safely remove them. But you can take Invisalign aligners out at any time, including when you want to eat or at night for cleaning. 

Who Uses Invisalign®?

Invisalign clear aligners are perfect for anyone who wants to straighten their teeth without having to wear traditional metal braces. This makes Invisalign especially popular with professionals, working adults, or image-conscious individuals who want to maintain a certain level of appearance throughout their day. Naturally, of course, Invisalign is also popular with teenagers who want to look their best during school or when out with friends.

How Long Does Invisalign® Take?

The Invisalign process typically takes about 18 months, although the time may vary depending on your individual case. However, you can expect to notice a difference in your smile much sooner — often within just a few months of beginning treatment!

Schedule a FREE Invisalign® Consultation Today!

To learn more and receive a FREE treatment evaluation, book a consultation today!

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