Invisalign® in Hamden, CT
Brace-Asaurus provides expert Invisalign® treatments for adults and teens in Hamden, CT. Call us today at 203-281-1022 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Metal braces were considered the gold standard for correcting orthodontic issues for decades. Today, though, while braces are still popular, many people prefer Invisalign. The Invisalign Teen program lets adults and teens straighten their teeth without the drawbacks of traditional metal braces.
What Is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is similar to Invisalign for adults. You will gently straighten your teeth using a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-made for you. Comfortable and removable, the aligners can be easily changed at home as directed, rather than needing to return to the orthodontist for adjustments.
However, Invisalign Teen is built for kids and teenagers. Since the aligners can be removed, each aligner features an indicator system to let parents and orthodontists know that it was properly worn. In addition, since teens and kids occasionally lose things, the cost of treatment includes six free replacement aligners.
Many kids are worried about what to expect from orthodontic treatment. Invisalign removes the guesswork. The process begins with a 3-D model of your current smile, which Drs. Desai and Kim will morph to show you the expected results of every stage of treatment, including the last. In addition, since you will change aligners at home every week or as instructed, you can actually watch your smile progress in real time.
Metal braces are entirely controlled by your orthodontist. The orthodontist places them on your teeth, adjusts them, and removes them only at the end of your treatment. If you pop a wire or experience another braces emergency, you must go to the orthodontist to have it fixed. In addition, many foods are off-limits while you have braces, as they can get stuck to the metal.
Invisalign is removable. If you want to eat popcorn or sticky candy, simply pop out the aligner, enjoy your snack, and then brush your teeth and replace the aligner. You will change your own aligners at home, and need only visit the orthodontist once every six to twelve weeks. This places control in your hands, and it means a lot fewer trips to the orthodontist over the course of treatment.
Many parents assume that Invisalign Teen is too expensive. However, the price quoted is the price you will pay, including office visits. Many dental insurers now cover Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Our office will help you understand your insurance plan and let you know how much you will need to pay out of pocket.
Comfort and Aesthetics
Many kids with braces complain about scratching their tongues or the insides of their cheeks on the metal brackets. They also find that having their braces adjusted can be painful. Invisalign uses comfortable, smooth plastic aligners that do not catch on the tongue or teeth. The series of aligners gently shifts the teeth, minimizing discomfort.
Invisalign is also far more aesthetic. Whether you are getting ready for school photos, attending the prom, or going through your first job interview, you won’t have to worry about showing a mouthful of metal.
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Wearing Your Aligners
Visit our After Care Page to learn more about wearing Invisalign®