Has the thought of wearing traditional metal braces kept you from having a straighter, healthier smile? You’re not alone. Every year, adults and teenagers in your same position put off or avoid orthodontic care because of the way traditional braces look and the time it takes to see results. Fortunately, there’s a cosmetic alternative to traditional braces that can help you create beautiful results more discreetly.
Invisalign is a special orthodontic system that moves teeth into position using a series of clear trays instead of the typical brackets and wires used for traditional braces. The number of trays in your treatment kit will vary depending on your needs, but the process is the same regardless. You’ll wear each tray in your kit for about two weeks before moving on to the next one. Every tray represents a step toward your straighter, healthier smile and will be specifically designed using the information we collect with our 3M True Definition scanner.
Because your trays are clear, you can look forward to preserving your appearance as you go through your Invisalign treatment. More than that, you can safely enjoy the same diet you’ve always enjoyed because in addition to being clear, your trays are also removable. With traditional braces, there are foods you should avoid because they can become trapped in your braces or because of the damage they can cause. With Invisalign, all you have to do is remove your trays to enjoy your favorite foods.
What’s more, removing your trays before you brush or floss allows you to take better care of your smile. The brackets and wires of traditional braces can get in the way of normal brushing and flossing, potentially putting you at a greater risk of decay and gum disease. But Invisalign has made it easy to keep your teeth and gums clean as you go through treatment.
Would you like to know if Invisalign is right for you? Dr. Arakelian would be happy to consult with you. While Invisalign is a great choice for many patients, it’s not right for everyone. During a visit to our dental practice in Haverhill, MA, our team can assess your needs and recommend a solution that’s right for you.