There’s a new option in orthodontics. No longer do you need bulky, uncomfortable metal brackets filling your mouth in order to straighten your teeth. Now with Invisalign you can have a beautiful, straight smile in half the time of traditional braces. Without wires. Without brackets. Even without anyone even knowing you’re wearing anything on your teeth.
How does Salem, MA Invisalign work?
First, Dr. Burba will take a detailed impression of your teeth in order to facilitate in planning your tooth movements. Three dimensional images of the impressions are programmed into a computer that will manufacture a set of aligners designed specifically for your teeth. When you receive your first set of aligners they will feel like they don’t fit. This is intentional. The aligners are gently moving your teeth into a new position. After about two weeks, they will fit naturally. It is then time for the next set of aligners. This continues until your teeth are beautifully straight. This new computerized method is much more accurate than other orthodontics. Because of that, Invisalign works in about six months to a year, which is half the time of traditional braces.
Advantages of Invisalign
- They are much more comfortable than traditional braces.
- Tooth maintenance is much easier. Simply remove the aligners to brush and floss normally.
- You can eat anything you want without the fear of your food getting stuck. Remove them to eat, and put them back when you’re done. It’s that simple.
- They are much faster than traditional orthodontics. You’ll be completely done with them in six months to a year, as opposed to the two to three years traditional braces require.
- They are truly invisible. No one will know you are wearing them.
Disadvantages of Invisalign
- It won’t work without patient compliance. Because the aligners are removable, it is up to the patient when and how much to wear them.
If you would like to know if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, we’d be happy to have one of our doctors discuss that with you. Call us at (978) 744-7575, or visit our request an appointment page.