Have you found yourself envying your friends with straight teeth? Ever taken your teenager to the orthodontist, only to wish your parents had done the same for you? Just because you’re an adult does not mean it’s too late for orthodontic treatment. And thanks to Invisalign, it doesn’t have to be as painful or awkward as in years past. Invisalign uses a system of clear aligner trays to slowly shift your teeth into better alignment. This means you can improve your smile, without spending months or years in uncomfortable, unsightly metal.
What Issues Can Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign can help address many of the same misalignment issues that traditional braces would, such as gaps between the teeth, crooked teeth, underbites, crossbites, openbites or overcrowding.
How Does It Work?
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligner trays in order to realign the teeth. There are several benefits to this system.
- First, the trays are almost unnoticeable, meaning most people won’t even recognize that you’re undergoing treatment.
- Secondly, the trays are actually removable, which makes eating and tooth brushing much simpler than with metal braces and brackets. (You will need to wear the aligner trays between 20 and 22 hours a day, to maximize their benefits. But removing them for eating and cleaning is allowed, and even advised.)
- Invisalign treatment is generally less painful than traditional braces, because the trays are made from a soft, BPA-free plastic that does not irritate the way metal can. They’re also made to move your teeth gradually, in order to minimize discomfort. Most patients are able to adjust to wearing the trays quickly.
Am I Eligible?
During consultation we can discuss your options, and see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If we feel more extensive orthodontic treatment is needed, we can refer you to a trusted orthodontist.
ABOUT YOUR SHREWSBURY, MA DENTISTS:
At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS is dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling 508-842-6356 today.