The Best Way To Straighten Teeth
Braces and clear aligners are both effective orthodontic tools for aligning teeth
Among clear aligners, Invisalign is recognized as the most sophisticated system worldwide, thanks to its tailor-made trays produced from accurate 3D digital impressions by expert practitioners. These trays are personally adjusted to guarantee the utmost comfort and minimal visibility. Remarkable results can be observed in a short period, with the potential to complete your treatment in just 6 months, although improvements are noticeable within weeks. The trays’ removable nature makes them simple to clean, ensuring you can still enjoy your preferred meals without compromising on a clean and fresh mouth feeling.
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For A Beautiful Smile And A Healthy Lifestyle
Beyond the visual appeal of straight teeth, proper alignment is fundamentally important for preventing significant dental and health complications. You might think that crooked teeth are not a big deal if they’re not bothering you. Yet, teeth positioned correctly are critical for effective function and durability over your lifetime. Surprisingly, about 90% of people have minor to severe teeth misalignment or crowding, which can lead to:
- Front teeth damage or loss.
- Food particles getting stuck.
- Difficulty in cleaning and flossing.
- An increased chance of developing cavities.
- Gum disease, potentially heightens the risk of serious health issues like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and a higher stroke risk. If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, it’s advisable to arrange an appointment with our office to get your oral health evaluated.
What Can You Expect Once You Start Your Treatment?
We are dedicated to guiding our patients toward comprehensive health and an attractive smile, starting with the crucial step of ensuring their teeth are straight, correctly aligned, and operating as they should. Age is no barrier to reaping the rewards of teeth straightening.
Your Treatment Plan
Initially, we create digital models of your teeth, forming the foundation of your tailored treatment plan. With the help of Invisalign’s sophisticated software, it becomes possible to precisely project the adjustments your teeth will undergo during the Invisalign treatment. This allows us to provide you with visual previews of how your teeth will transform in the coming weeks, months, and at the treatment’s finale. Once we’ve established your digital treatment blueprint, your personalized aligners are crafted using the cutting-edge manufacturing processes of Invisalign.
The First Alingers
Upon the arrival of your aligners, it’s common to apply small, temporary attachments to your teeth. These serve to securely anchor your aligners in place. Despite their minimal visibility, you can be confident that they will be detached at the completion of your treatment journey.
Follow Up Appointments
Each set of clear aligners you receive is intended for two weeks of wear, gently guiding your teeth towards their desired position step by step, as you transition from one set to the next in the sequence. We’ll schedule check-ups in the office about every one to two months to verify that everything is on track with your treatment.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
The Cost Of Invisalign In Wellesley
With a typical insurance plan, Invisalign treatment usually averages between $3000 and $5000+ out-of-pocket. After an oral exam, we would be happy to provide you with an accurate quote so you can find out how much your insurance plan will cover and what your actual out-of-pocket expenses would be. Without insurance, Invisalign treatment typically costs about $4000 to $6000+.
How do we determine the cost of your Invisalign treatment and why does it seem so expensive? When considering the cost of orthodontics, there are a few things to consider:
- The current condition of your overall oral health.
- How much do your teeth need to shift?
- The length of your treatment.
Because every smile is so different, the only way to find out for sure if Invisalign is the best solution for you and how much it will cost you out of pocket is to come in for a consultation. Tell us your personal goals for your smile, let us examine your teeth and we will tailor a personalized treatment plan that will accomplish your wants and needs. Even if you’re not sure if you qualify for Invisalign because of your age, or particularly ambitious goals, it never hurts to ask. There are solutions available for you.
We have solutions for every unique case that present in our office. Most of the time, we can provide you with a treatment plan that can be completed in our practice from express cases to advanced functional and cosmetic cases. If it’s outside of our scope, we’ll refer you to the best specialist to meet your needs.
Don’t let something like crooked teeth hinder your confidence or affect your health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Compared to braces, Invisalign stands out for being both more discreet and more comfortable. The custom-fitted clear trays are designed to go unnoticed, ensuring most people won’t even know you’re undergoing treatment. For moments that matter, like presentations or dates, you have the flexibility to remove the trays. The trays’ smooth edges prevent the pinching and scratching often experienced with braces, offering a snug, irritation-free fit inside your mouth. Any minor discomfort from the trays pressing against your gums can be quickly resolved by adjusting them. With Invisalign, only a few teeth are adjusted at a time, using a gentler pressure than braces, making the whole orthodontic process significantly more comfortable.
The Invisalign system progresses your dental adjustments with subtlety and care. Simple modifications are possible in just a few weeks, ensuring discomfort is kept to a low, whereas complex corrections take more time, prioritizing your comfort throughout the process. It’s normal to experience slight discomfort, but if your Invisalign becomes painful, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
On average, achieving the desired alignment with Invisalign can take from 6 to 12 months. Yet, noticeable progress often occurs within the first six weeks after the initial set of aligners is used. The greater the modifications you wish to make, the longer the process will extend, which is true for any orthodontic approach you opt for.
Twice each day, it’s important to remove your aligner for a cleaning session, cleaning both the tray and your teeth before reinserting it. If you need to take out your aligner for any reason, always rinse it before putting it back in, and ensure it’s not left out in the open while not in use. Your aligners can be soaked in either denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals for maintenance, just be sure to rinse them well before placing them back in your mouth. Avoid eating or drinking with the trays in place, and do not clean them with toothpaste. Detailed instructions for taking care of your aligners at home will be given to you with your first set of trays.
It’s important not to eat when your aligners are in. The intense pressure from chewing that your teeth are accustomed to can harm or even break your aligners, and eating with Invisalign is both impractical and untidy.