Invisalign®: Your Secret to Straight Teeth
For adults and teens who seek a more symmetrical smile, Invisalign® is a popular way to keep orthodontic treatment a secret. A comfortable, discreet alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign® is offered by the Monroe, CT, dental office of John G. Fatse, DMD. Dr. Fatse and Dr. John Scovic provide customized options to suit the needs of most patients. We also offer complimentary teeth whitening for orthodontia patients, so you can expect your new smile to be truly dazzling. To learn more about whether Invisalign® is right for you, please contact our office today and set up an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists.
About Invisalign® Treatment
Like traditional orthodontics, the Invisalign® method works to correct spacing issues and misalignment that affects the beauty of your smile. Unlike braces that are cemented onto the teeth, Invisalign® correction is accomplished with removable plastic aligners. The clear aligners fit snuggly over your teeth and are virtually undetectable, so no one will guess you are undergoing treatment. Patients also love that Invisalign® appliances are removable, making it easier to eat you favorite foods and keep your teeth clean.
Traditional braces include wires that require periodic tightening appointments. These components not only necessitate more visits to your dentist, but can also be irritating to soft tissue. Your Invisalign® aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic. Under the dentist’s supervision, you will wear a series of aligners to progressively move teeth into proper position, discarding each one after two weeks of wear. Depending upon the individual, treatment is generally accomplished in a period of 12 to 18 months.
Patients with minor cosmetic concerns are often good candidates for Invisalign Express®, which provides a shortened, cost-effective treatment program. In three months or less, the right patients can eliminate a small gap or ease minor crowding. Treatment consists of wearing just five aligners, each for a two-week period. This is an affordable way to achieve a beautiful smile.
Invisalign Teen® was created specifically for younger patients, designed to accommodate their needs and habits. Special aligners allow space for teeth that have not fully erupted, and also include smart tabs that track wear time. Teens are more likely to forget to wear aligners after a meal, or misplace one or two. This system facilitates treatment adherence and also includes replacements for lost aligners.
How to Get Started
Prospective Invisalign® patients will need to have an initial exam, during which the dentist will ensure the teeth and gums are healthy enough for cosmetic treatment. Then, measurements and x-rays will be taken to create a 3-D image of your teeth and bite. Your malocclusion will be assessed and the dentist will provide an appropriate timeline for treatment. Invisalign® is not ideal for every patient, but most problems, including overbite and underbite, can be successfully corrected.
Contact Us to Learn More
Our dental practice offers advanced technology and an unwavering commitment to patient care and comfort. We offer convenient appointments with minimal wait times. If you are interested in straightening your smile, please contact us today to make an appointment for an Invisalign® assessment.