Invisalign Orthodontics

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Invisalign® is the healthier, faster, comfortable alternative to Braces.

Crowding and Narrow Arch - Corrected in 10 months to this stage

Patient had addtional refinement and case was completed 6 weeks after this "after" photo.

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Crowding, Malalignment, and Open bite - Completed in 13 months.

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Crowding, Open Bite, and Narrow Arch - Completed in 9 months

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 Crowding, Drifting, Rotated Teeth, Bite Collapse, Anterior and Posterior Cross Bite - Completed in 14 months

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After more than 20 years of being an Invisalign provider and previously delivering only traditional orthodontics I can say without reservation that Invisalign orthodontics is far superior to traditional orthodontics for a number of reasons:

  1. The forces used are physiologic which means that forces used are gentle and never exceed the limits of what the supporting structures of the teeth will accept. The forces which are used in traditional orthodontics are quessed at by the dentist when he tightens the wires on the braces and therefore often exceed these limits and the result can be damage to the supporting structures or cause loss of root structure or bone structure.

  2. In eliminating crowding the extent to which the arch of the teeth will be expanded is totally controlled and determined before treatment begins since this is a computer technology and Invisalign uses 3D models at each step of the expansion.

  3. Invisalign is far more comfortable than traditional orthodontics.

  4. Gum/ periodontal health can be maintained easily during treatment and this is extremely important during any orthodontic movement of the teeth. The wires and brackets of traditional orthodontics make it extremely difficult to maintain healthy gums and teeth.

  5. Invisalign is faster because the forces although gentle are continuous. Interestingly gentle physiologic forces move teeth much faster than either too much or too little force as gentle physiologic forces maximize the body’s remodeling of the bone as the teeth move.

     

What about the retention of the results achieved with Invisalign compared to traditional orthodontics?

After more than 20 years of observing the retention of Invisalign cases and a much longer time observing traditional orthodontic cases I would say that retention depends more upon the specifics of any individual case and how compliant the patient has been with the plan for retention than upon whether the case was done with Invisalign or traditional orthodontics. However I have observed that cases in which teeth have been extracted to created room generally are less stable particularly if the spaces that were created were slightly more than what was needed to resolve crowding. In Invisalign I personally almost never extract teeth to create room, but rather create space thru a combination of expansion and polishing between the teeth.

A. Vandiveer Strait was voted as the winner for Invisalign Orthodontics


October 7, 2017 Wilton, CT - A. Vandiveer Strait, DDS, FAGD of Wilton, CT was voted as the winner and best case outcome in the North America for Invisalign Orthodontics utilizing Invisalign combined with other dental care in 2017 to be presented at the Invisalign GP Summit in Washington, DC. The competition is open to all Invisalign GPs in North America – which totals over 30,000 doctors.

The case he presented completed on a patient from Wilton, CT involved Invisalign orthodontics combined with Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry and Periodontal care. He was honored and presented his case on September 9th 2017 to 2000 attendees.

Dr.Strait is the owner of Wilton Dental Associates whose offices are located in the Piersall Building at 44 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT. Dr. Strait has worked with Invisalign since its conception 20 years ago. He has been both a Premier and Preferred Provider. Invisalign orthodontics is now available In 103 countries around the world. There are currently 2.6 million new cases started each year and this number is increasing rapidly. 47% of all Invisalign cases are in the United States.

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