Invisalign® clear aligners prove that effective orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be difficult. These ingenious appliances have helped millions straighten their teeth and achieve better-looking smiles, and they can help you too.
Invisalign® is an effective and discreet orthodontic treatment option for those looking to improve the appearance of their smile without metal braces. With Invisalign®, these clear aligners are worn comfortably over your teeth and work to continuously adjust alignment and spacing.
Your aligners are custom-made using models of both your current teeth and the end result you hope to achieve. Once your Invisalign® aligners are ready you will pick them up at our office, then you will switch to new aligners about every two weeks. Each new set of aligners will slightly move your teeth—this continues until you have achieved your desired results, which typically takes about two years.
You’ll remove your aligners for eating, drinking, and cleaning only. At first, they will feel very tight, but they will begin to loosen and feel more comfortable after a few days.
Lakeview Family Dentists offers Invisalign® clear aligners in Dracut, MA. Make an appointment online or call our office, today.
How does the Invisalign® process work?
To begin, we will take photographs of your teeth and face, dental impressions of your teeth, and x-rays. Those records are sent to Invisalign® with detailed instructions on how we want the final result to appear. Invisalign will scan the impressions to create a 3D model of the teeth and work with your dentist to get the mold to its exact proportions. Once final, the trays are made and mailed to your dentist’s office. You will wear a set of trays for two weeks at a time for approximately 2 years, or the length of time determined by your dentist.
What are the differences between Invisalign® and braces?
There are many differences between Invisalign® and braces, we’ve listed some of the largest ones here. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but the introduction of Invisalign® to the market introduced a more efficient, less painful way to straighten teeth.
- Invisalign® uses clear transparent aligners, while braces use wires and brackets.
- Invisalign® aligners can be removed by the user at any time, while braces can only be removed by a professional.
- Invisalign® allows a user to eat whatever they would like and not make changes to their oral care practices, while braces restrict what the user can safely eat and require special maintenance and care.
- Invisalign® aligners do not present any injury risks, while braces can lead to cuts and other injuries.
- Invisalign® aligners are nearly impossible for others to notice, while braces are almost impossible to miss.
Who can use Invisalign®?
Most teens and adult patients requiring mild to moderate orthodontic corrections can use Invisalign®. This includes patients with teeth that are crooked and misaligned or teeth that feature noticeable spacing problems. Invisalign® can even help patients with minor bite issues—however, not all orthodontic issues can be treated with Invisalign®. More extensive problems will require additional treatment.
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