More About Clear Braces

Having a beautiful smile that results from straightened teeth or a corrected bite not only helps build confidence but also leads to healthier teeth and gums, easier cleaning, and better overall physical health.

But let’s face it, having a mouth full of wire and metal doesn’t sound terribly appealing. In the past, metal braces were the only solution, but new technology has made improving your smile easier than ever. Clear braces, often called clear aligners, are the modern alternative to traditional metal braces.

Although there are many types of braces, Invisalign® is one of the most advanced orthodontic system of teeth straightening available. It is based on years of research and hundreds of case studies. Invisalign consists of a series of clear, plastic aligner trays that are custom-made for your teeth. These clear aligners are designed to gently and gradually shift your teeth into their proper position. You wear a tray for a specified period of time (typically a week to ten days) and then advance to the next tray. With each stage, your teeth are moving more into position.

Dr. Latham is highly trained on this technology. As an experienced Invisalign provider with Preferred status, she is very knowledgeable when it comes to helping you with your smile. She can answer your questions and help you with any concerns you may have. If you are a candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Latham will give you an individualized treatment program.

What are the benefits of clear braces?

Over four million people have chosen to use Invisalign, so let’s take a closer look at the benefits compared to metal braces.

One of the biggest benefits of clear aligners is that they are practically invisible. This makes them much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. People often don’t realize that you are wearing braces.

Clear aligners are more comfortable than metal braces. You do not need to put up with having metal wires or rubber bands in your mouth. This means you won’t have the swollen gums or sharp pain that result from wearing traditional braces.

Clear aligners are removable. This means that you don’t have to give up eating your favorite foods. One advantage of being able to remove your braces is that it makes it much easier to clean and floss your teeth. With metal braces, teeth cleaning and flossing could take as much as 30 minutes.

Another benefit is that you can often see results in just a few months.

What is the process?

First, you should call Dr. Latham to schedule a complimentary consultation to determine whether you are eligible for Invisalign.

Dr. Latham will then help you map out a treatment plan based on your smile goals. You will get an idea of how long the program will take and even see a preview of how your teeth are going to look when the treatment is complete.

Once Dr. Latham has established your treatment, you begin wearing your clear aligners. Your progress will be monitored along the way, and you will be able to see the changes at each stage of the treatment.
Does it sound easy?  Well that’s the idea, and Dr. Latham’s care and expertise are the key to helping make Invisalign work for you.

Call 203 378 9500 to schedule your consultation today or click here to request an appointment online.