Dr. Monica is a Certified Provider of Invisalign & Invisalign Teen, and is one of the few Orthodontists in the area who has been designated as a “Premier Provider” for Invisalign.
Please call to schedule a consultation to determine if Invisalign (straightening teeth without braces) is right for you or your child. Our office is located in Wilton town center with easy access from Wilton, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport, Norwalk and surrounding areas.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear aligners that are custom fabricated to fit your teeth. These hi-tech aligners are programmed using computer simulation to gradually move your teeth to the desired position.
- The clear aligners are inconspicuous, and much less visible than traditional braces, providing a more esthetic alternative during treatment.
- Additionally, they are removable, so there is less need to adjust the diet like with braces, plus brushing and flossing is much simpler than with braces.
- The aligners are comfortable, with no brackets to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
- The teeth actually move to new positions resulting in a more physiological and functionally stable correction, unlike veneers or crowns that require cutting down the teeth and adding an artificial cap/surface in the existing incorrect position.
The Invisalign Process
Scans of your teeth are made to fabricate the custom Invisalign aligners. At Smile Art, we use the iTero digital scanner which replaces traditional ‘impressions’ that can be uncomfortable for some patients. Dr. Monica formulates a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific orthodontic needs, and a series of aligners is fabricated based on that. You wear each set of aligners for about 2-3 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move in stages until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Monica has prescribed. You will be seen every 6-8 weeks to make sure that the treatment is progressing as desired, and to get the next few sets of aligners. At the end of treatment, you will be given retainers very similar to the aligners, so that you can maintain your teeth in their new positions and keep your beautiful smile!
Invisalign is an esthetic and physiologic way for straightening teeth without braces, so you can smile more during treatment as well as after!