We know that for many teens and adults, the idea of wearing braces a little later in life sounds rather unpleasant—maybe you don’t want to wear braces for your senior pictures or you worry that your braces will be the only thing your colleagues or clients notice about you. Here at Cohasset Dental in Cohasset, MA, our family dentists, Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Aaron Chenette, understand these challenges, which is why we offer Invisalign, a nearly invisible way to get a straighter, healthier smile!
A Straighter, Healthier Smile
Let’s acknowledge the most obvious benefit first—Invisalign has the ability to give patients the straighter smile that they’ve always wanted. It can handle a wide range of issues from overbites and underbites to crooked teeth and crowding.
On top of the aesthetic advantages of improved alignment, people with straightened smiles also have a better probability of avoiding the cavities, gum disease, tooth sensitivity, and damaged teeth that are more commonly experienced by those with misaligned bites.
Comfortable and Convenient Treatment
The Invisalign system utilizes a series of clear, plastic aligners that are each custom made to fit perfectly over your teeth and apply the pressure needed in order to shift teeth gradually into place. The medical-grade flexible thermoplastic used in the aligners' construction is extremely comfortable and doesn’t cause rubbing or gum irritation in the same way that traditional metal brackets and wires sometimes can.
Another reason why many people turn to our Cohasset, MA, dentist to get Invisalign treatment is that these aligners are removable, meaning that treatment doesn't require a change to your oral care routine or diet. In contrast, traditional braces can often pose an initial challenge on how to adapt your oral care routine to keep your teeth clean.
However, with Invisalign aligners, you can just remove them prior to brushing and flossing. These aligners should also be removed prior to eating or drinking anything other than water.
Faster, Easier Treatment
Invisalign also often offers faster results as compared to other orthodontic options. On average, an adult undergoing Invisalign treatment may receive their final results in about one year, while some patients with minor issues may achieve results in as little as 6 months. With teens, the average length of treatment is comparable to traditional braces (anywhere from 18-24 months).
During your treatment, you will also come in about every four to six weeks to make sure that everything is progressing, as it should. Patients with traditional braces may need to come in for routine checkups more often.
Interested? Give Us a Call
Are you a teen or adult living with a crooked smile in Cohasset, MA? If so, call Cohasset Dental at (781) 383-9393 to schedule a consultation.