Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment: An Overview

Braces used to be a major pillar in orthodontics. With the emergence of Invisalign therapy, those with malocclusions or misaligned dentition can bid brackets and wires farewell. Gone are the days when people had to give up their sticky and chewy food in an effort to keep their appliance in place.

Instead of the sour after taste of etching solution and a mouth filled wire brackets and wire, requires the patient to wear a series of clear trays that are called aligners. It resembles a mouth-guard, but it is thinner and transparent. This is worn for two weeks and replaced by the next mold. Cases vary, but the average number of trays used range from 18 to 30.

Invisalign treatment has been used for different kinds of cases. People with relapsed dentition, cross-bites, underbites, overbites and even those with abnormally large spaces in between their teeth have been successfully treated using this method. As long as you follow your orthodontist’s orders and wear the appliance religiously, you will notice a drastic change in your dentition.

Since you need to remove the appliance when you eat, there is no need to deprive yourself of the foods you love. People with braces have to stay away from peanut brittle, popcorn, corn on the cob and large pieces of steak. Don’t forget to remove your aligners when you drink beverages that have staining properties like coffee, tea, red wine or artificially colored juices.

Getting straight teeth is a breeze without wires and brackets that might take a toll on your self-esteem and social life. Benefit from this clear breakthrough in the field of orthodontics today. Invisalign therapy is comfortable, affordable and it does not irritate the cheek or gum area. If you want to learn more about what this can do to boost your confidence and improve your occlusion, call Dr. Steve Giannoutsos, your Norwalk CT Invisalign provider, at (203) 544-9338 and schedule an appointment.