Invisalign is the modern way to straighten teeth. Straightening teeth with invisalign is a great alternative to conventional orthodontic braces. Treatment with invisalign involves wearing clear plastic trays of aligners on your teeth and series of these trays are changed periodically to create movement of teeth. Both adults and teens can benefit from these aligners to straighten their teeth.

10 Things you need to know about Invisalign Treatment

1. Invisalign treatment is the modern way to straighten teeth.

Invisalign clear aligners are the future of adult and teen teeth straightening — 95% of dentists agree. After taking a digital scan or impression, your dentist will develop a treatment plan using a series of custom-made, removable, and virtually invisible aligners. These aligners or trays are worn on your teeth and changed every couple of weeks to help align teeth.

2. From simple to complex, Invisalign treatment is effective for a wide range of teeth-straightening cases.

Your first concern as a parent is choosing a treatment that will give your teen their best smile. With advances that no other clear aligner can offer, like SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features, Invisalign clear aligners straighten teeth with 75% more predictability, without interrupting your teen’s life.

3. Invisalign treatment can now shape your teen’s smile up to 50% faster.

Invisalign clear aligners straighten teeth even faster — as much as 50% faster. And they are clear and removable, so you can see the progress in your teen’s smile every step of the way.

4. Invisalign treatment is a less painful way to straighten teeth.

There are no brackets to rub or wires to break. And unlike most other aligners, invisalign clear aligners are trimmed along the gum line for optimal patient comfort.

5. Teens do wear their Invisalign aligners.

Studies show teens wear their aligners the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day. Plus, only Invisalign clear aligners have built-in compliance indicators, so you can be sure your teen is wearing the aligners. Also, the replacement aligners are available should your teen misplace them.

6. Teens who wear Invisalign clear aligners are more confident.

You want your teen to see what you’ve always seen: their potential. Traditional braces can make teens self-conscious, and studies show that teens with Invisalign clear aligners are 2x more likely to have a boost in self-esteem.

7. You can have fewer, shorter office visits and fewer emergency visits.

Invisalign treatment can give you back family time, because Invisalign clear aligners don’t need to be manually adjusted by an Invisalign provider. And you’ll never have an emergency visit due to broken wires or brackets.

8. Your teen can keep living their life without interruption during Invisalign treatment.

The aligners are virtually invisible and easily removable, so your teen can still enjoy school pictures, social events, and all the foods they love. Plus, no brackets or wires means sports injuries are less likely. Your teen can even continue to brush and floss as usual for better oral health — and have less cavity-causing plaque than patients with braces.

9. Many orthodontic insurance plans cover invisalign® treatment up to 50%.

Call us to find out about how to make this treatment affordable for you. We will assist you in getting coverage from your insurance. Flexible spending accounts and payment plans can help you fit invisalign® treatment into your budget.

10. It is easier to maintain oral hygiene unlike conventional braces.

Since invisalign® aligners are removable, it is easier to brush and floss. Therefore, it is much easier to maintain your oral hygiene as compared to conventional braces.

Before and After Patient Gallery

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    Invisalign Front Crossbite Correction
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    Invisalign Teenboy Front spacing correction
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Frequently asked questions about invisalign® treatment?

How does invisalign® Work?

Over the course of entire treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners (or trays). These aligners are made up of special thermoplastic material which looks similar to whitening trays. Each aligner moves teeth slightly towards final position and entire process is mapped out in the beginning prior to fabricating series of aligners. Each aligner is usually worn for 2 weeks and then you will begin using next aligner, which will continue straightening process.

How long does invisalign® treatment take?

The length of treatment varies based on the severity of a case. It is best determined by your invisalign® provider. However, an average case takes about 12 months for adults and teens.

Can I go to any dentist to be treated with Invisalign?

All dentists who wish to treat patients with invisalign® must complete continuing education and specialized instructional sessions provided by Align Technologies. Dr. Kumar is an invisalign trained provider.

How often should I wear my aligners and how often must I see my doctor?

Aligners are worn for about 20-22 hours per day and only removed for brushing, eating and flossing. You will usually see your doctor every 4 to 6 weeks. These appointment are usually to monitor treatment progress.

Is invisalign® treatment painful?

Some people will experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the time of switching to new set of aligners. This is normal and is typically described as mild pressure. It is a positive sign that invisalign® is working. This kind of discomfort usually goes away in a couple of days. Therefore, we usually inform our patients to switch aligners on friday night.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible and removable. As a result, unlike braces, you have the ability to remove aligners during eating, drinking and performing oral hygiene. It is easier to keep your teeth clean with invisalign® as compared to conventional braces. Moreover, there are no metal braces and wires which normally cause gum and cheek irritation. Invisalign® also allows to view your treatment plan and final position of your teeth with Clincheck (Proprietary software from Align Technologies). In our office, Dr. Kumar will share your invisalign® treatment plan via email so that you can also monitor your treatment progress.

How do I take care of my aligners?

The best way to clean your aligners is to use Invisalign® cleaning system is available for purchase at As a secondary method, you can also clean your aligners with lukewarm water and soap. Please refer to the attached video for demonstration of insertion, removal and care of your aligners.

About our team and our philosophy to help you with your Invisalign® treatment

Avon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is the general dental practice of Dr. Kumar, based out of Avon, CT serving entire Farmington Valley including Avon, Simsbury, West Hartford, Canton, Collinsville and other neighboring towns.  Using the latest technology and training, we specialize in providing the highest quality cosmetic, implant, restoration, laser, and sleep disorder dentistry. What really sets our practice apart is our commitment to our patients. As a result, you’ll find that our dental team is not just committed to oral health, but also to each patient’s comfort and overall well being. If you’re looking for more from your dentist, you’ve come to the right place.

Memberships and Training

Our team has received advanced training and continuing education on Invisalign for both adults and teens and the dental management of sleep related breathing disorders. Most of all, we offer the latest cutting edge techniques and technology to ensure a positive experience and successful outcome for all of our patients. Dr. Kumar has taken hundreds of hours of advanced continuing education and maintains active memberships with the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Hartford Dental Society
  • Invisalign Certified Provider
  • American Sleep and Breathing Academy
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Spear Education
  • ICOI (International congress of Oral Implantologists)
  • Academy of GP Orthodontics


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