Invisalign is the Clear Way to Straighten Your Teeth
By H.F. Wehbe, D.D.S, D.M.D. - Family Dental Care
February 24, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   orthodontics  

Find out how you can fix malocclusions and other issues without other people even noticing.

Dealing with orthodontic issues that you are ready to have fixed but worried you are too old to sport braces? Maybe the idea of wearing invisaligna mouth full of metal to work has you feeling anxious and unsure about treatment. Fortunately, your West Roxbury, MA dentist, Dr. H.F. Wehbe, can offer you a revolutionary new way to straighten your smile effectively--Invisalign.

This series of clear, plastic aligners are custom created to fit over your teeth to slowly shift teeth into the proper position. Once you schedule a consultation with your Invisalign dentist in West Roxbury to see whether you are the perfect candidate, your journey to a straighter smile can begin.

Invisalign can easily handle a host of dental issues, including:

  • Overcrowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crossbite (in which the upper and lower jaws are misaligned)
  • Overbites and underbites
  • Open bite

These clear, retainer-like braces can be used to treat many common malocclusions and other problems. The only drawback is that Invisalign will not be able to change your jaw’s position. Of course, traditional braces can handle more complex and complicated tooth and jaw movements.

Each Invisalign aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to shift specific teeth a certain amount. Your West Roxbury orthodontic dentist will map out these specified tooth movements prior to getting your aligners. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before they will need to be replaced with the next set in your treatment series.

While comfortable, convenient and removable, it’s important that you still follow the proper protocol for caring for your Invisalign so you get the most benefits from it. This means only removing them prior to eating, drinking (but if you are drinking water you can absolutely leave them in), brushing or flossing. Of course, you aren’t restricted in what you can eat (unlike with traditional braces) and you can continue to maintain the same oral care ritual without worrying about having to brush around delicate wires and brackets.

Ready to find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for you? Then it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. H.F. Wehbe in West Roxbury, MA. Call our office today!

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