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Invisalign is a comfortable and discreet alternative to braces for straightening teeth. At Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative method for straightening your smile. There are no brackets and wires, as is the case with braces. Instead, Invisalign straightens the teeth using a set of aligner trays that fit over the top and bottom arches of teeth. The aligner trays are custom made for each patient by your Billerica, MA, dentist.
Is Invisalign for teens or adults?
Invisalign’s aligner trays can be worn by teens and adults, who wish to straighten permanent teeth. Since the aligner trays are custom made for each patient, the fit will be just right whether the patient is a teen or an adult.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign’s aligner trays work by exerting gentle pressure on the teeth, much like braces. Over time, the gentle pressure causes the teeth to move in the intended direction. Each set of trays are worn only for a few weeks, then replaced with the next set of aligner trays. Each new set of aligner trays moves the teeth closer to their final position.
Can Invisalign correct bite problems?
Invisalign is ideal for patients who wish to straighten crooked teeth or close small gaps between teeth. Braces are a more suitable option for patients who need to correct bite problems, including overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers multiple advantages as a method for straightening your smile. Some of the primary advantages of Invisalign include:
- Discreet — Aligner trays are clear so they are not readily noticeable to others.
- Comfortable — Aligner trays are made from a soft plastic material with no hard brackets or wires to poke and irritate the mouth.
- Removable — Aligner trays can be taken out when eating and to brush and floss.
- Customized — Aligner trays are custom created for each patient for the best fit.
Invisalign is a discreet and comfortable way to straighten your smile. For Invisalign in Billerica, MA, schedule an appointment with Dr. A. Danzig, Dr. B. Danzig, or Dr. Tayari by calling Grateful Dentists at (978) 667-2741.
Straightening your teeth is a big commitment. Wearing traditional braces for the average 2 years means wearing obvious metal brackets and wires on your teeth. Luckily, you can now straighten your teeth without anyone being the wiser. Just ask your Billerica, MA dentist at Grateful Dentists about Invisalign.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses rigid, comfortable plastic aligner trays. The trays put pressure on the teeth, causing them to move. Small clear bumps called attachments which are affixed to the teeth may aid in the teeth’s movement. The aligners are switched to the next tray in the series every two weeks until you complete your treatment. Teens and adults can use Invisalign.
Before using Invisalign, your teeth should be healthy and free of plaque, tartar and decay. This means your dentist may have to perform some procedures like fillings or cleanings before you can start your Invisalign treatment. A dental laboratory uses a mold of your mouth made by your dentist to create your Invisalign treatment plan. You will see a video showing the exact way your teeth will move while you wear your aligner trays. The video also shows you what your teeth will look like after treatment. When you approve the video, a dental technician creates your aligner trays and delivers them to your dentist’s office.
Your aligner trays are removable and are normally switched for the next tray in the series every two weeks. You should take your aligners out to eat and brush. Cleaning the trays is easy using the Invisalign cleaning kit, or you can simply soak them and rinse them while you brush your teeth. You will need to see your dentist every 4 to 6 weeks for a checkup. You are expected to have the dedication to wear your aligner trays for the required 22 hours a day. Failure to wear your trays has a direct effect on your end results. However, you may remove your trays for special events.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Barry H. Danzig, DDS, Dr. Lili Tayari, DDS and Dr. Adam Danzig, DDS at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA. Call (978) 667-2741 to schedule your appointment for an Invisalign consultation.