Invisalign® advanced, comfortable, and discreet orthodontic treatment without the braces

Led by father and son, Drs Gary and Scott Pearl, our family at Pearl Dental Care in Hamden, Connecticut, is proud to serve your family with treatment as comfortable and convenient as it is precise, safe, and effective. Invisalign® represents just one of our advanced alternatives to conventional dental treatments. It presents a removable and discreet way to straighten the teeth and correct bite issues without braces. 

Lady holding an Invisalign

Treatment for many patients 

Since Invisalign® made its debut in the late 1990s, more than 10 million smiles have been improved with this series of aligner trays. The trays are oral appliances that are customized to fit patients’ mouths. They are made from advanced, transparent, and smooth plastic. When worn as directed for at least 20 to 22 hours daily, aligners place consistent pressure on the teeth to gradually reposition them. Braces also place constant force on the teeth; however, they are made mainly from silver-colored metal brackets and wires. Unlike Invisalign®, braces are fixed, which means only your dentist can remove them. 

Invisalign® has made continual improvements through the decades. While it still effectively addresses minor crowding and spacing issues, today’s Invisalign® is also designed to treat more complex concerns. These conditions include: 

  • Overbite, the upper teeth extend too far out
  • Underbite, the lower teeth jut out farther than the upper teeth
  • Crossbite, some upper teeth are positioned behind their lower counterparts
  • Open bite, upper and lower teeth do not make contact when you close your mouth

If Invisalign® is appropriate for you, our dentists use specialized software to create a 3-dimensional model of your mouth. This model also simulates the entire treatment process. So, we can show you exactly how your teeth will be realigned. This model is also used to create the aligner trays. Remove the trays just for eating and cleaning. Around every two weeks, the current tray will be discarded. You will begin to wear the next tray in the series. Each aligner is associated with a different phase in the treatment process. It is vital to wear the trays in the correct order for this reason. 

With proper wear, Invisalign® can help you to achieve your dream smile in, on average, around 12 months for our cases. We can also help you to keep these stunning results with Vivera® retainers. Custom retainers prevent the common problem of treated teeth from shifting back to their “pre-corrective” positions. Generally, our patients in North Haven, East Haven, Woodbridge, Cheshire, Wallingford, and throughout New Haven County appreciate the ease, transparency, and comfort of Invisalign® treatment. Call (203) 285-8245 to schedule your appointment at Pearl Dental Care in Hamden.