January 4, 2018

While braces are still widely used by many orthodontists, many people are discovering the benefits of Invisalign. This is a revolutionary treatment that is able to correct many of the same problems as braces but with added discretion. Talk to Dr. Giraldo about this treatment to see if it is best for your specific situation.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

There are three primary factors that influence who can use these aligners. First, a patient needs to have minimal malocclusions. This treatment is great for people with:

  • Cross-bite
  • Under-bite
  • Overbite
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Secondly, this orthodontic treatment is highly recommended for adults and older teenagers. Younger kids may not qualify because their teeth are still growing into place. Finally, a good candidate needs to be someone who is dedicated to following through on the treatment. Invisalign clear aligners can be removed for up to two hours every day, but you need to remember to wear them most of the time. If you do not think you can commit, then a different procedure may be best.

How Does It Differ From Other Orthodontic Treatments?

The main difference between regular braces and invisible aligners is that braces are glued directly to a patient’s teeth. Some braces are available where the brackets resemble the natural color of your enamel, allowing them to blend in better. Aligners are removable, so you can take them out when you eat. Additionally, you need to visit your dentist at least once a month for check-ups with standard braces. With Invisalign, you only need to visit your dental office once every six weeks.

Ask About Invisalign

If your teeth require realignment, then you should certainly ask Dr. Carolina Giraldo about invisible aligners. Within 12 to 18 months, you can see a noticeable difference in how your teeth fit together. Do not wait until the malocclusions worsen, and contact our office in Norwalk, CT today!



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