Invisalign® Invisible Braces at the Hartford, Connecticut Office of Steven M. Balloch, D.D.S.

Invisalign® is an excellent option for those with smiles affected by crooked teeth. Used as part of a full-mouth rehabilitation or as an alternative to more invasive treatments such as porcelain veneers, the Invisalign® clear retainers act as invisible braces, gradually straightening the teeth without anyone knowing. Dr. Steven M. Balloch is pleased to offer Invisalign® invisible braces to patients in the Hartford, Connecticut area.

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Invisalign® is a popular orthodontic therapy that discretely aligns your smile. These clear retainers fit snugly over your teeth and move them gently into position. Invisible and easy to use, Invisalign® is a great option if you have mild to moderate teeth misalignment.

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Crooked teeth are often the result of genetics, facial injury, and the early loss of baby or adult teeth. Left untreated, they can make it difficult to practice good oral hygiene, consequently increasing the risk of cavities and periodontal disease. Many adults with imperfect smiles do not want to suffer through a painful corrective process with a mouth full of metal braces. Associated with the awkward teen years, metal braces can embarrass some people enough to avoid fixing their smiles entirely.

Invisalign® uses a series of clear retainers that act as invisible braces to gradually straighten the teeth over a period of eighteen months to two years—the same amount of time it takes with metal braces. The retainers are worn 24 hours a day, removed only for brushing or eating, and replaced every two weeks until the teeth are in the desired position. Good oral health habits are made easier with Invisalign®, as the retainers can be removed for brushing and flossing. Unlike metal braces, the Invisalign® invisible braces are removed during meals, allowing you to eat whatever you wish without the fear of food particles becoming trapped in the retainers.

Invisalign® clear retainers are created using your unique bite impression to simulate a computer image of your mouth. This image is used to map the current position of your teeth and plan how they will move over time until they are perfectly aligned. While the first set of Invisalign® straightening retainers will match your bite at the time of treatment, the subsequent retainers will gradually move your teeth into the planned position.

People dissatisfied with their smiles can straighten their teeth without the hassle of metal braces. If you wish to correct your smile with Invisalign® invisible braces, or learn more about the cost of treatmentcontact the Hartford, Connecticut office of Dr. Balloch.

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