Cosmetic Dentistry and Invisalign By on April 22, 2010



There was a time when orthodontic treatment and cosmetic dentistry were worlds apart. Whereas cosmetic dentistry sought to improve the appearance of the teeth as quickly and effectively as possible, orthodontic treatment demanded that patients sacrifice aesthetics in the present in order to have beautiful, healthy smiles in the future. With the Invisalign® system, however, the worlds of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics have come together in a most appealing fashion.

Treatment with Invisalign® produces the same excellent results as traditional metal braces in roughly the same amount of time, but with two important distinctions: Invisalign® aligners are removable, and they are practically invisible.

Because the aligners are removable, Invisalign® patients are able to eat whatever they like, whenever they like. No foods are off limits; apples, steak, popcorn, and other foods that would be difficult, if not impossible, to eat with metal braces can be enjoyed throughout Invisalign® treatment. Likewise, it is much easier to maintain a healthy brushing and flossing regimen with Invisalign®.

The aesthetic advantages of Invisalign® are – literally – clear. The aligners are difficult for the untrained eye to detect except at extremely close range. Adults who might feel self-conscious about undergoing a treatment normally associated with adolescence can smile and laugh with confidence, knowing that their teeth are unaffected by conspicuous wires and brackets.

If you are looking to straighten your teeth without advertising it to the world, Invisalign® may be the ideal treatment for you. Contact the Center for Esthetic Dentistry in New Haven, Connecticut for further information about this revolutionary orthodontic treatment – truly, the clear alternative to traditional metal braces.

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Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS

Dr. N. Summer Lerch was the first female board-accredited cosmetic dentist in all of New England and only the fourth in the world. She and her team are committed to creating and maintaining beautiful smiles for our patients. Dr. Lerch is proud to be affiliated with:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (Fellow)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (Accredited)

You can schedule an appointment at our office by contacting us online or by calling (203) 624-5256.

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