Cheshire Invisalign experts
Team Demas Orthodontics is your trusted expert when it comes to straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, and surrounding communities. Invisalign is the answer for teens and adults who want the same results traditional braces provide, but with more freedom and flexibility.
What is involved in Cheshire Invisalign treatment?
The Invisalign clear aligner system uses clear, removable aligners to align teeth and help to improve oral health. At your initial consultation, we will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth. Using this information, we’ll build a customized aligner that is specific to each patient’s smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over the teeth. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions. If you use the aligners as directed, Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces.
What are the benefits of choosing Cheshire Invisalign treatment?
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners besides being nearly invisible is your ability to remove them. They’re meant to be removed before brushing and flossing, so it’s much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine, which is especially important for orthodontic patients. Also, because Invisalign aligners should be removed before eating or drinking anything other than water, you’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires.
Being able to remove the clear aligners also means you can avoid any food restrictions. This can be one of the biggest learning curves with traditional braces. With Invisalign, you don’t have to stop eating any of your favorite foods while you’re working on a straighter smile! However, aligners do need to be removed before all meals in order to avoid staining. They should also be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.
There are no pesky wires to poke out and irritate the mouth when you wear Invisalign aligners. There aren’t any adjustment appointments, either. Invisalign wearers can still expect to have follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks so that Dr. Demas can be sure everything is going according to plan.
How does the Cheshire Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. Each aligner will be worn for about two weeks, and should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. After two weeks, you will replace the aligner with the next in the series. Your teeth will move gradually until they reach their final desired positions.
During visits with Team Demas Orthodontics, we will check to make sure treatment is going according to plan. Skipping your appointments or not changing aligners as scheduled can quickly undo any progress that you and our team has made. Patients must keep up with changing the aligners on time, and need to always wear them as directed. This is the most critical element to success with Cheshire Invisalign! Your trays will be custom designed to fit your unique dental needs and will need to be changed frequently in order to keep up with the shifting of the teeth as they begin to straighten.
Don’t forget that every patient will respond to their treatment differently. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth, so it can be hard to say for certain how long a patient will need to wear them before they see results. Though the average length of time tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case. The timeframe also depends a great deal on patient compliance.
Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program! The average treatment time is calculated based on patients following the recommended guidelines by wearing their aligners at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout the course of treatment. Any deviation from this, however small, can add extra time to the overall process.
To learn more about Cheshire Invisalign, or to find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.