Could Invisalign Help Me?
Invisalign could help you achieve a beautiful new smile discreetly. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment method that utilizes clears aligner trays to straighten teeth, eliminate excess spacing between teeth, and correct certain types of bite alignment issues. If you are ready to straighten your smile the discreet way, Invisalign could be the solution. Dr. Kevin Thomas and Dr. Aaron Chenette, the skilled family dentists at Cohasset Dental in Cohasset, MA, can determine if Invisalign would work for you.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Numerous benefits are associated with Invisalign, making it a popular choice among patients for straightening their smiles. One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that the aligner trays used to move the teeth are made of flexible, clear plastic material, making Invisalign both comfortable and discreet. Some of the many exciting benefits of Invisalign are:
Removable Aligners: The aligner trays can be taken out for up to two hours a day. Patients typically remove them to eat, as well as to brush and floss. They can also be removed temporarily for photos and other events.
Extremely Discreet: Invisalign is extremely discreet. The aligners are clear so they are almost invisible to others.
Comfortable to Wear: Invisalign does not contain any hard or rough edges that could irritate the mouth. The aligners are made from a soft, flexible plastic material that is comfortable to wear.
Improved Oral Hygiene: Invisalign patients enjoy improved oral hygiene since they can remove the trays to achieve more thorough teeth cleaning when brushing and flossing. Additionally, being able to remove the aligners when eating means there is no risk of food getting caught in them.
Fewer Food Restrictions: Since the aligners can be removed when eating, patients can enjoy greater dietary choices without worrying about getting food stuck in the aligners or damaging them.
Protection Against Teeth Grinding: Invisalign’s aligner trays provide protection against excess wear and tear for patients who habitually clench or grind the teeth.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign works similarly to braces by exerting gentle pressure on the teeth to move them. The main difference is that Invisalign does it with removable aligners instead of fixed brackets, bands, and wires.
During treatment, patients wear a set of two custom aligner trays that fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth. A set of aligners is only worn for a few weeks and is then replaced with the next set. Each set of aligners moves the teeth closer to their final position. On average, patients wear the aligners for about 12 months to achieve the desired results. One of the experienced family dentists at our office in Cohasset, MA, can determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign.
Invisalign could help you achieve a straighter smile. To find out if Invisalign could help you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas or Dr. Chenette, our family dentists, by calling Cohasset Dental in Cohasset, MA, at (781) 383-9393.