Braces are the most common way to straighten teeth. They’re often associated with junior high school, a bit of pain, and two years worth of orthodontist appointments, at least. However, that’s not the only way to create a perfect smile. There’s a new, modern approach to straightening teeth. It’s called Invisalign.
You’ve probably heard of Invisalign, but may not be sure exactly what the process entails. As a leading cosmetic dentist office in Boston, we are happy to outline the Invisalign process and provide you with background information before you come to visit us.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an advanced technique for making your teeth straight. It’s done using a custom-made series of clear aligners (hence the name “Invisalign”) that are created specifically for you and your teeth. The aligning trays are smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible.
Just as with normal braces, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth into the correct place over a period of time. However, Invisalign is a much more appealing process for adults who don’t want the hassles of wearing braces, or for the more self-conscious teenagers who are just beginning their orthodontic experience.
How does it work?
A set of Invisalign aligners are based on the current positions of your teeth and the final result you want, with each separate aligner representing a step between the two. All you have to do is wear the aligners for two weeks at a time. Every two weeks you’ll switch to a newer aligner that will bring your teeth in tighter until they’re in the correct position. This process is much shorter than traditional braces, because it only takes six to nine months in order to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. This process eliminates the need to see the orthodontist every six weeks to tighten your braces, gets rid of the painful metal brackets that can tear your lips, and the best part is most people won’t even notice that you’re in the process of straightening your teeth!
Invisalign is a great choice for people who are wary of traditional braces, but still crave that beautiful straight smile. Whether you’re an adult who had braces in the past but need your teeth straightened again, or you’ve never received any orthodontic treatment before, our renowned orthodontist, Dr. Frydman, will perform all the necessary procedures here in our Boston cosmetic dentist office. You’ll receive top-notch care and attention, and the process will be over before you know it.
If you think Invisalign may be right for you, contact our office today to set up a consultation.