When you have uneven teeth, you not only have issues with the beauty of your smile, but crooked and crowded teeth could have a negative impact on oral health too! To correct this concern without relying on metal braces, your Brighton, MA, dentists may suggest Invisalign®. But how do we create Invisalign® aligners?
When Do You Prescribe Clear Braces?
We offer this treatment option to address misalignment. If you have crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth, then our team will examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your poor alignment. If we find that our clear aligners are the right choice for your smile, then we will start the process of creating your new clear orthodontics!
Crafting a Series of Aligners
We start by taking a series of impressions, images, and measurements of the teeth. Using this information, we start creating a series of aligners that fit snugly over your smile and correct misalignment with accuracy and precision. They will be made with a clear material and when worn, help you avoid the gum and cheek irritation often reported with metal braces. When your clear braces are ready, you will take them home and start treatment. Wearing a set for between 20 and 22 hours a day, and upgrading to the next set in the series, helps move the teeth into more optimal positions.
How Long Will I Need to Wear Them?
The total treatment time will vary, depending on the cause and extent of your misalignment. For some, optimal results could take as little as a year, while others may need up to 18 months. To see stunning results in the original time frame discussed with your dentist, be sure you wear them as prescribed. The process requires fewer office visits than metal orthodontics will, and you can even remove them before meals! Being removable means you don’t have to avoid certain foods or change your diet, and brushing and flossing daily is much easier as well! If you have any questions about the Invisalign® system, then please contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you obtain a new smile in 2020!
Do You Have Questions About Invisible Aligners?
Our team would like to help you enjoy an even and attractive smile with custom orthodontics. By correcting misalignment, you also lower the risks of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and even bruxism (teeth grinding). You enjoy a healthier smile and one you can’t wait to show the world! To learn more about clear orthodontics and the importance of addressing misalignment, then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brookline, Newton, and all surrounding communities.