If you want a straighter, more uniform smile but aren’t interested in the visibility of braces, Eric Klein, DDS, and the expert dental team provide several options for clear aligners at Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates in Norwalk, Connecticut. Invisalign®, OrthoFX™, and ClearCorrect™ clear aligners can give you the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve. Call the dental clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Clear aligners are transparent removable devices that straighten your teeth in the same way as braces. Both orthodontic treatments move your teeth gradually, but clear aligners do so without the visibility or discomfort of braces.
Braces include metal brackets and wires that bond to the surface of your teeth. Eating, smiling, and speaking can be uncomfortable with braces. Clear aligners allow flexibility in your orthodontic treatment. You can’t see them when you smile and you can remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates offers three types of clear aligners for patients of all ages:
Invisalign is the most well-known brand of clear aligners. Made with SmartTrack® technology, Invisalign clear aligners are transparent, comfortable, and offer faster treatment times than many other brands.
OrthoFX uses FXTetra polymer materials to straighten teeth comfortably by minimizing pain. Most treatments are more cost effective than Invisalign. OrthoFX’s proprietary material is translucent and can help your teeth appear brighter and whiter.
After a comprehensive evaluation that includes discussing your orthodontic needs, goals, lifestyle, and budget, the team can recommend the best clear aligners for your smile.
Clear aligners offer patients several advantages over traditional braces, including:
Clear aligners blend in with your smile, so they don’t draw attention to your teeth like braces. They are transparent, allowing you to smile confidently.
Most clear aligners offer noticeable results in as little as six months, while braces can take 18 months to three years to straighten teeth.
Unlike braces, which contain brackets and wires, clear aligners are smooth. They won’t irritate your gums and inner cheeks like braces. Most patients also find that clear aligners are a gentler treatment overall, as they move your teeth one at a time instead of all at once.
You can remove clear aligners to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. You can even take them out for special events, so they don’t interrupt your lifestyle.
Call Eric Klein D.D.S. & Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about clear aligners.