Now there is a way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of bulky metal wires and brackets. Invisalign® clear aligners are the clear way to realign crooked teeth. Invisalign removable aligners are comfortable, discreet, and easy to use. Dr. Robert Gauthier is a Northborough, MA Invisalign provider.
Ideal for teen and adult patients, Invisalign is a cosmetic dental treatment that effectively addresses mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Invisalign can be used to treat a range of cosmetic alignment and spacing issues while helping to improve the patient’s overall oral health. Clear Invisalign aligners can be used to treat underbite, overbite, crossbite, gaps between teeth, and crooked teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers patients many more benefits when compared to metal braces. The removable, clear aligners improve oral hygiene and allow patients to enjoy a varied and healthy diet without restriction. Invisalign aligners are less invasive treatment options that produce quality and lasting results.
Benefits of Invisalign include:
- Discreet- because they are clear, the aligners are barely noticeable to others
- Removable- patients can remove the aligners to brush and floss normally, eat a healthy diet without restrictions, and get regular teeth cleanings
- Improve Oral Health- removable aligners reduce tooth discoloration and tooth decay associated with metal braces
- Efficient & Effective- in about one year you can enjoy straighter, healthier teeth
- Comfort- there are no metal brackets scraping the inside of your mouth and the soft plastic material that will not irritate the gums or soft tissue
Using state-of-the-art 3D digital scanning and CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Gauthier will custom design a treatment plan to help align crooked teeth and address malocclusion issues. An ultra-thin and very durable clear plastic called SmartTrack® is the material used to fabricate the aligners. They are designed to fit firmly against your teeth and to avoid irritation of your lips, tongue, and gums.
To determine if this clear aligner system is the right solution for you, Dr. Gauthier will conduct a thorough oral health exam and bite analysis. If he determines if the Invisalign treatment is the best option for improving the appearance of your smile and your oral health, Dr. Gauthier will map out your treatment plan.
The treatment planning will begin with 3-D images of your teeth, mouth, and jaw being taken using digital scanning technology. Dr. Gauthier will use these sophisticated images to map out a custom treatment plan that will gently move your teeth into alignment. These images will be sent to the Invisalign lab where a trained technician will create your series of clear aligners. Each aligner is carefully and custom-designed to gradually and comfortably shift teeth further into proper alignment. We will contact you when your first set is ready and give you specific directions on how to wear and care for them.
Treatment times for Invisalign will vary depending on the advancement of orthodontic concerns and your cosmetic goals. Treatment typically lasts up to 12 months. You will need to switch to your next set of aligners about once every one to two weeks. Dr. Gauthier will discuss your individualized treatment with you during your Invisalign consultation.
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Is Invisalign right for me?
Invisalign may be right for you if you have crooked teeth, are you experiencing an orthodontic relapse, or would like to close small gaps between your teeth in a short period of time. Not many patients are turned away from Invisalign treatment. It is best for mild to moderate orthodontic problems.
Does Invisalign treatment hurt?
Most patients report feeling little discomfort during their Invisalign treatment. Aligners are made from a clear durable plastic that reduces soft tissue irritation and protects your gums and soft tissue from cuts, often associated with metal braces.
What can I eat and drink while wearing Invisalign?
There are no strict dietary restrictions that you have to follow during Invisalign treatment because the aligners are removable! Just make sure that you remove your Invisalign aligners before eating anything, and be sure to rinse your mouth before putting the aligner back on. Follow the instructions provided by your dentist and you should have no issues.
Receive a Straighter Smile Today
Contact Apex Dental today by calling (508) 506-1691. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Gauthier on our website.