Invisalign Clear Braces in Colchester
Liscio Dental is happy to a certified provider of Invisalign. For our patients in Colchester and the surrounding cities and towns, it’s an ideal way to straighten your teeth discretely and conveniently. With traditional metal braces, wearers of any age must contend with the appearance of a “metal mouth.” Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into their correct positioning.
The Convenience of Invisalign
Aside from the obvious advantage of Invisalign — these braces are actually not obvious, but rather discrete instead — there are a few other pros to wearing these aligners. First of all, Invisalign aligners are removable. When it’s time for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack, all you have to do is remove your aligners and eat whatever you like. People who wear traditional braces must be careful about what they eat. Foods such as popcorn, chewing gum, caramels, hard pretzels, and carrot sticks are typically off-limits. With Invisalign, you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorites foods at mealtime and for snacks.
In addition, there are no changes to your at-home oral hygiene routine with Invisalign. With the aligners removed, you’ll brush and floss just as you normally do. In this way, your risk of tooth decay and gum disease is greatly reduced. We’ll also need to schedule regular dental cleanings and exams during your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign.
Straight Teeth with Invisalign
The road to a straight smile begins with a thorough examination at Liscio Dental. We want to be sure there aren’t any underlying problems to take care of before you begin your orthodontic treatment. Then, using x-rays, photographs and molded impressions, our dentists work closely with the Invisalign lab to develop a treatment plan that is tailor-made for you. Invisalign can be used to correct a number of orthodontic issues, including an overbite, underbite, and crossbite, or rotated teeth. Invisalign clear braces can correct the positioning of a tooth as well as your overall bite structure.
Each set of aligners is designed to move you one step closer to the goal of a straight smile. All you have to do is wear each set for about 14 days and then move on to the next pair in the series. There are typically 20 to 30 pairs in a complete treatment package, so your time in braces can typically range from 12 to 18 months.
While you are wearing your Invisalign aligners, we’ll want to see you periodically to check on your progress. But there are never any brackets to adjust or wires to replace. Just wear your Invisalign clear braces according to doctor’s orders, and you’ll have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.