Do your misaligned teeth or bite issues take a toll on your confidence? Do you avoid repairing these issues due to not wanting a mouth full of metal with traditional braces? Fortunately, you can subtly and effectively straighten your teeth with Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces. This virtually invisible orthodontic treatment can repair your dental problems and give you a smile you love. Find out more with your dentist at Unique Dental Care in North Attleboro, MA.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays to slowly move the teeth into their correct positions. The number of trays in the series depends on the patient and the complexity of the orthodontic treatment required. Patients wear each tray in the series for about two weeks, after which they switch to the next tray. Most Invisalign patients see their dentist about once every six weeks for checkup appointments to ensure treatment is moving at the correct pace.
Invisalign Treatment in North Attleboro, MA
Patients wear their aligner trays for about 22 hours a day and remove them to eat or brush their teeth. Traditional braces require patients to avoid certain foods like popcorn or whole apples. Traditional braces also add several steps to the at-home oral care routine, requiring patients to use special threading floss to clean between each tooth’s wire and bracket. Invisalign patients simply remove their trays to brush and floss, rinse the tray and then replace it afterward, with no special steps necessary.
Is Invisalign right for me?
Invisalign is recommended for teens over the age of 12 and adults who wish to straighten their smile and correct their bite issues. Patients should be willing to commit to wearing their trays the proper amount of time as failing to do so can result in lengthened treatment time and further complications. Candidates for Invisalign should also have an extraordinary at-home oral care routine to keep their teeth healthy and clean during treatment.
For more information on Invisalign or to find out what this orthodontic treatment can do for you, please contact your dentist at Unique Dental Care in North Attleboro, MA. Call (508) 399-8800 to schedule your consultation for Invisalign today!