Do you suffer from unsightly dental misalignment or embarrassing gaps between your teeth? While orthodontics can correct the issue, many teens and adults fear metal braces could hurt their appearance. Thankfully, your Milford dentist, Dr. Mitchell I Quintner, offers a clear and comfortable alternative. Invisalign uses inconspicuous plastic aligners to shift your teeth and return your smile to optimal appearance. In today’s blog, Dr. Quintner answers frequently asked questions about the benefits offered by Invisalign clear braces.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Question: How does Invisalign work?
Answer: Instead of the metal wires and brackets associated with traditional orthodontics, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to gently and gradually reposition your teeth. Your aligners are practically invisible.
Question: How long do I wear the aligners?
Answer: Your Milford cosmetic dentist will recommend the necessary amount of time, typically between 20 and 22 hours a day. The entire treatment time normally takes between 12 and 18 months, depending on the severity of a patient’s misalignment.
Question: Are the aligners comfortable?
Answer: Unlike metal braces, which often cause gum and cheek irritation, the aligners are custom-made from plastic for a comfortable fit. Patients with Invisalign report a reduction in discomfort.
Question: Do I need to alter my diet?
Answer: With braces, patients need to avoid hard or sticky foods. These items can damage or become stuck in traditional orthodontics. Since the Invisalign aligners can be removed before meals, there is no need to avoid certain foods. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing your teeth easier, improving oral hygiene and preventing dental stains.
Question: Will Invisalign require frequent office visits?
Answer: No, in most cases patients only need to see Dr. Quintner once every six weeks, saving both time and money.
Schedule a Visit with Your Milford Cosmetic Dentist
Interested in improving your smile with the innovative Invisalign system? Contact our 06460 dentist office to schedule an appointment with your Milford cosmetic dentist, Dr. Quintner, today by calling 203-878-6699. We proudly serve the 06460 area and welcome patients from Milford, Orange, Woodmont, West Haven, and all neighboring communities.