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Invisalign Clear Braces – Colchester, VT

Crystal-Clear Custom Orthodontics

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Have you ever wished you could have a perfectly straight smile without the inconveniences of traditional metal braces? Well, now you can, thanks to Invisalign clear aligners. Liscio Dental is proud to be a certified Invisalign provider, meaning we can help you achieve the straight smile you’ve always wanted. These sets of plastic clear aligners gently shift your teeth into a straighter position, taking significantly less time than braces do. If you’re interested, be sure to contact us to schedule a consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you.

How Invisalign Works

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The road to a straight smile begins with a thorough examination at Liscio Dental. 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.

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 treatment can typically range from 12 to 18 months.

While you’re 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.

Indications for Invisalign

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Invisalign can be used to correct a number of orthodontic issues, including the following:

Bite Alignment

Issues with the bite structure as a whole can place undue pressure on the jaw joint, which may leave you vulnerable to teeth grinding and jaw clenching. This may lead to advanced wear and tear of the tooth enamel. Whether you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, Invisalign can correct these problems.

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Overcrowded Teeth

Teeth that are too close together can be difficult to adequately brush and floss, meaning you have a higher risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign can more evenly space out your pearly whites to help keep them clean.

Gaps Between Teeth

If you have spaces between your teeth, you may feel that your smile is unattractive. It’s actually much worse than that! Food particles can get caught in the gaps and cause bad breath, cavities, and gum disease. Again, Invisalign can more evenly space out the teeth.

Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces

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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 favorite foods.

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.

Cost of Invisalign

When it comes to customizable treatments like Invisalign, no two patients are created equal. That means that no two payment plans are created equal. The price you’ll pay will depend on several factors, such as your age and the severity of your dental misalignment. Of course, the best way to find out the cost of your Invisalign treatment would be to book a consultation with one of our dentists!