Aligners Offer a Nearly Invisible Way to Straighten Teeth

If you’re worried that braces will make you feel self-conscious, you might want to consider treatment with aligners. They are:

  • Almost Invisible – Since they are made of transparent plastic, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing aligners.
  • Removable – You can take them out for meals, so you won’t have to modify your diet. Plus, removing them for brushing and flossing makes it simple to keep your teeth clean.
  • Comfortable – With no brackets or wires, aligners won’t irritate your mouth.

We offer two kinds of custom-made aligners: the popular Invisalign brand and our own aligners that we create in our office using mess-free digital impressions of your teeth. Either way, you’ll wear an aligner for about two weeks then switch to a new one. Over time, the aligners move your teeth into their new straight positions.

Most people complete their treatment with aligners in less time than it takes with braces. However, you risk extending your treatment if you don’t wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day.

If Braces Will Better Suit Your Smile, We Have Two Great Options

In some cases, braces are simply a better choice than orthodontics aligners. We offer two kinds of braces, one of which may be right for your smile:

  • Clear Ceramic Braces – With ceramic brackets and clear wires, these braces are far less noticeable than braces made of metal. They blend in easily with your smile. They work in the same way as metal braces.
  • Six Month Smiles – These fast-acting braces can correct certain orthodontic issues within just six months by using specialized brackets and low-force movement. They straighten the “social six,” the teeth that show when you smile. If your bite needs major corrections, we’ll suggest another option for you.

Once your teeth are straight, we’ll help you make sure they stay that way! To keep your teeth from reverting to their prior positions, you’ll need to wear a retainer after you’ve completed your orthodontics treatment. We’ll fit you for a comfortable custom-made retainer. You can choose either a fixed or removable retainer.

You also may be interested in further transforming your smile with other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Your choices include teeth whitening, dental veneers, and gum reshaping. We offer complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultations.

For orthodontics in Fairfield, call Fairfield Smiles today at 203-254-0545. You can also request an appointment online.