If you are an adult or older teen with crooked teeth, you understand the negative impact it can have on your confidence and self-esteem. Simply put, crooked teeth can be embarrassing. Furthermore, when your teeth are misaligned, it can also contribute to oral health problems such as decay, wear and tear, and jaw pain. Still, even with these issues, many choose to live with the problems versus wearing traditional braces. At the office of Anjum A. Ansari DMD in Boston, MA, we offer Invisalign treatment, which is a comfortable, discreet way to achieve a smile that is beautiful and healthy.
Invisalign treatment explained
Invisalign is a method of orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligner trays instead of metal brackets and wires to adjust teeth into proper alignment. The process is often preferred over traditional braces because it is comfortable and virtually invisible.
Before starting treatment, patients will go through an Invisalign consultation process that includes evaluation of the misalignment to determine candidacy. If you are suitable for Invisalign treatment, we will discuss treatment protocols and what to expect. The next step is to get digital imaging in order to create an accurate model of your teeth and the inside of your mouth. This information is sent to a laboratory for the creation of your trays.
Once the trays are available, you will return to the office for a fitting of your trays and an explanation of the treatment program. You will be instructed to wear the trays for a minimum of 22 hours each day for the treatment to work as intended. Trays should be swapped out every two weeks for the next set. After that, you are free to go.
During Invisalign treatment, you will not need to visit the dentist as often as individuals undergoing traditional orthodontic treatment. Instead, you will return periodically to check your progress.
Benefits of Invisalign Treatment
Patients who opt for Invisalign teeth straightening method love it because it is:
- Comfortable – trays are made of smooth BPA-free plastic that does not irritate the inside of the mouth like brackets and wires
- Convenient – trays are removable so you can enjoy your favorite foods and brush and floss your teeth easily
- Versatile – Invisalign can correct most mild to moderate alignment issues
If you are ready to start your Invisalign journey, we invite you to call the office of Anjum A. Ansari DMD today at (617) 581-0689.