Invisalign – Boston, MA
Straighten Your Teeth — Without Visible Braces
Most adults who want straighter teeth shy away from wearing uncomfortable and noticeable metal braces. But how do you achieve a more attractive smile, quickly and without enduring a mouth lined with metal? Clear braces like Invisalign in Boston are a wonderful option for many patients — keep reading to learn more about how this treatment works, and whether or not you may be a good candidate for Invisalign.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are customized to fit your teeth at each stage of the treatment, as they progressively become more straight.
To begin the process, your dentist in Boston will take a 3D image of your smile and plan your case. Then an Invisalign lab will create your custom series of aligners specifically for your unique needs. Regular progress checks and a new set of aligners every two weeks will keep you on the path to a fantastic new smile!
Indications for Invisalign
Most patients who are candidates for traditional braces can benefit from Invisalign as an alternative. Read the indications for this clear braces treatment listed below to get a better idea if you can, too. Then, to find out for sure whether or not you are eligible for Invisalign, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Crowded teeth easily trap food and can be difficult to clean, increasing your risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay as a result. Invisalign can help to straighten out crooked teeth, ensuring that each tooth lines up perfectly beside its neighbor. While not always necessary, if you have extra teeth that are contributing to the crowding, we may recommend tooth extraction before treatment.
Spaces Between Teeth
Gaps between teeth take away from the beauty of your smile and can also trap food or make it difficult to speak clearly. Invisalign can help by placing controlled pressure on specific areas of the bite, gradually bringing the gapped teeth closer together. In all cases, wearing a retainer after Invisalign treatment will help the results last for years to come.
Patients dealing with bite alignment issues, like overbite, underbite, cross bite, or open bite, are at a higher risk of experiencing related problems like nighttime teeth grinding, which can wear down the teeth and even cause migraines and ear pain. Invisalign can correct each of these bite alignment issues, ensuring that your teeth line up just the way they should.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are a number of benefits of Invisalign. Some of the most significant include the following:
- Many Invisalign patients achieve their ideal smile in less than a year.
- The nearly invisible aligners gradually move teeth into proper position to create healthier, more attractive smiles.
- Made of comfortable acrylic, the aligners are removable and easy to keep clean.
- You can take the aligners out to brush your teeth, eat a meal, or for an important occasion.
- And more!
Call today to schedule your Invisalign consultation with Kraft & Schrott Dental Associates.