Get the straighter smile you want without dealing with metal braces.
While braces often seem like a rite of passage for most children and teenagers, by the time we reach adulthood it might seem hard to imagine ever considering wearing braces. Technology has come a long way, however, and you can opt for a straighter smile without all the metal. If you want to fix your crooked, gapping or overcrowded smile, then consider getting invisible braces in West Roxbury.
What is Invisalign?
If you haven’t seen the commercials already, Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that go over both the upper and lower set of teeth to help shift them into a more ideal position. These aligners look very similar to whitening trays; however, these are custom-made to fit your teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
When you come in to see your West Roxbury dentist we will take impressions of your teeth and then create a specific treatment plan based on your overall goals. Then we will send these impressions to a lab for fabrication. Each aligner is specially designed based on your treatment plan to put pressure on certain teeth and to help move them over the course of your treatment.
What is the treatment process like with Invisalign?
You will wear each aligner for about 20 to 22 hours out of the day for two weeks, after which you will replace them with a new set in your series. Over time you will start to see the progression your smile has taken. During your treatment you will also see your West Roxbury dentist every four to six weeks to make sure that everything is progressing properly and that your smile is healthy. While length of treatment will depend on the severity of your condition, most adults tend to wear their invisible braces for about one year.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
The most obvious advantage of opting for Invisalign in West Roxbury is that you can straighten your smile with a completely clear alternative. This is ideal for adults and teenagers who don’t feel comfortable sporting traditional metal braces.
Also, these aligners are removable so they easily fit into your lifestyle. Unlike with traditional braces, you don’t have to change your diet to accommodate your orthodontics. Just remove your aligners before eating or drinking. Furthermore, your oral care regime doesn’t have to change. Just continue to brush and floss as you normally would and then put your aligners back in immediately after.
If you want to find out whether Invisalign is right for your smile than contact Dr. H.F. Wehbe today to schedule an orthodontic consultation. Choose to get a healthier-looking smile for the New Year!
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