Invisalign® in Fairfield, CT
You want straighter teeth without the hassle of metal braces. We can make it happen with Invisalign.
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic system that uses custom-made aligners to gently straighten your teeth over time. The results are more predictable than those of traditional metal braces and the Invisalign experience is far superior too. With Invisalign, you can:
- Preview your results with a state-of-the-art 3D model of your smile
- Smile with confidence thanks to Invisalign’s discreet clear aligners
- Continue to eat all of your favorite foods because your aligners can be removed
- Brush and floss as usual for optimal oral health
- Avoid uncomfortable adjustments and wire tightening
- Straighten your teeth in the same amount of time as braces—and sometimes even less
With Invisalign’s cutting-edge technology, we’re able to correct even complex orthodontic issues with aligners, including misaligned teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, open-bites, cross-bites, and beyond.
Pop in a new set of aligners every few weeks as directed until treatment is complete. Then, enjoy your beautiful new smile for a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
How much does Invisalign cost in Fairfield County, CT?
The cost of Invisalign is comparable to that of ceramic braces, ranging from $3500 to $7500, depending on the number of aligners you need for your treatment. Many dental insurance providers cover the cost of Invisalign aligners the same way they cover any other orthodontic treatment, reducing your out-of-pocket expenses. The amount of coverage depends on each individual plan and can cover from $500 to $2500.
How do I pay for Invisalign?
A “down payment” is usually required. The rest of the payment is spread out to be paid during the duration of the treatment, usually a monthly payment plan.
If you have an FSA (Flexible Spending Account) or an HSA (Health Savings Account), you can use that money to pay for your Invisalign during your treatment.
How long does it take to straighten your teeth with Invisalign?
Patients usually need anywhere from nine to 18 months of Invisalign treatment, with most requiring about 12 months of treatment. This depends on the extent of correction needed and also your compliance with the program. Remember: Invisalign aligners only work when you’re wearing them. When you take them off, they’re not doing the job of moving your teeth. Wear them as instructed, only taking them off to eat and brush your teeth.
Which is better, braces or Invisalign?
Metal braces involve having metal brackets glued to your teeth and tied together with a metal wire. The treatment is semi-permanent and the bracket-wire ensemble stays in your mouth for the duration of the treatment. Invisalign aligners consist of BPA free clear plastic that is worn over your teeth and moves your smile gently week by week. Invisalign will straighten and align your teeth more efficiently and in less time, with less discomfort, and the cost is the same as metal braces.
What happens if you don’t wear Invisalign for a day?
Nothing—and that’s the problem! When you don’t wear your aligners, they’re not shifting your teeth. If you make it a habit to remove your aligners and leave them out for hours at a time, you’ll be extending your treatment.
Do your teeth move back after Invisalign?
We provide you with a set of Invisalign Vivera retainers after your treatment is complete to help you maintain your beautiful new smile. Whether you choose Invisalign or traditional metal braces, your teeth may shift back to their original positions if you don’t wear your retainer as instructed after you’ve completed treatment. This is called orthodontic relapse, but it’s easily prevented with retainers.
How painful is Invisalign?
Most people report mild soreness in the first 7 days of treatment as their teeth and surrounding gums adjust to the feel and pressure of having the Invisalign aligners in their mouths.
This pressure is a result of the continuous movement of your teeth towards a straighter, healthier smile. After the first week of movement this slight pressure sensation does not exist.
Does Invisalign give you a lisp?
When you first wear your Invisalign aligners you may notice a slight lisp to the “s”, “t” sounds, until your tongue gets used to the sensation of the clear plastic on the teeth. This usually disappears within 1-2 days from the start of treatment.
Can you drink and eat with Invisalign?
Yes, you can drink with your Invisalign aligners in your mouth, but not hot liquids. You can not eat with your Invisalign aligners in your mouth.
Is it difficult to talk with Invisalign?
No, It is not difficult to talk when wearing your Invisalign.
When you first wear your Invisalign aligners you may notice a slight lisp to the “s”, “t” until your tongue gets used to the sensation of the clear plastic on the teeth. This usually disappears within 1-2 days from the start of treatment.
Can I kiss with Invisalign?
Yes! No one notices. Our patients report that at the beginning of the treatment they would take them out but as treatment progressed they were more secure that no one would notice.
Can I take a selfie with Invisalign?
Yes! Invisalign aligners do not show in selfies or any other photos. If you have an event and are nervous about it, then, by all means, take them out- just don’t forget to put them back in, in a timely manner.
How long will the Invisalign treatment take?
Invisalign treatments are usually faster than traditional braces. If you, or someone you know, have had braces before, then you know average treatment is 12-24 months. Average Invisalign treatment, in our practice, is 5-8 months!
Call 203-255-6878 to schedule your appointment.