One of the numerous advantages of Invisalign is that your smile can be seen during treatment, so you don’t have to wait until you are free of all of the brackets and wires in order to begin enjoying your new smile.
Each patient’s case is unique, but many people begin to notice subtle changes in the alignment of their teeth within a few months. Additionally, many patients are able to complete the Invisalign treatment in a shorter time than they would with conventional orthodontics, which is another advantage.
This treatment method uses a series of clear plastic trays instead of traditional orthodontic appliances to reposition the teeth. Your dentist will take measurements and collect data in order to determine the necessary design of these custom-fitted trays.
This treatment method uses a series of clear plastic trays instead of traditional orthodontic appliances to reposition the teeth.
Although the treatment principles are the same, with specific forces being applied to the teeth to achieve the desired realignment, the patient enjoys greater comfort and an enhanced appearance throughout the course of treatment with this intervention. It’s more convenient, too. The trays can be removed at mealtime and for brushing and flossing the teeth.
The patient’s compliance with the treatment plan is an important factor that influences the length of time it takes before results start to become visible. It is the patient’s responsibility to be sure that he or she is wearing the trays for the recommended amount of time each day–20-22 hours–and changing trays on the schedule recommended by the dentist.
In return for being conscientious about following the instructions for Invisalign, patients are rewarded with fewer trips to the dentist since there is no need to adjust wires and other appliances.
Invisalign can be used to treat a variety of problems that negatively affect the smile’s appearance, such as crowding, gaps in the teeth and mild to moderate malocclusions. If you’d like a more beautiful smile and to see the progress taking place, talk to one of our dentists about Invisalign. For more information, contact the office of Drs. Coakley & Trainor at 781-935-8810 today.