Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Sharon, MA
Orthodontic Solutions With Invisalign
There has never been a better time to receive orthodontic treatment. In the past, correcting malocclusion or dental misalignment, involved wearing metal braces. While metal braces have proven effective, they are known for being an inconvenient, time-consuming solution to orthodontic problems. Not only can the metal brackets and wires hurt your mouth and restrict your diet but also they’re difficult to clean and treatment can take at least two years.
Luckily, dental technology has vastly improved, and patients are not limited to this age-old solution. If you’re a patient of Dr. Agamov, you now have the option of using Invisalign® as your orthodontic treatment.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses clear aligner trays to correct dental misalignment. These trays are made with patented SmartTrack® technology— a versatile material that’s strong enough to guide your teeth into their proper place while being comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign clear aligners offer a host of benefits that make them an option most patients prefer over metal braces. They’re the orthodontic treatment of choice for many patients because they’re:
Comfortable — Invisalign clear aligners straighten your smile without metal brackets and wires, making them far more comfortable than traditional metal braces.
Removable — Being able to remove your aligner trays allows you to easily clean them, store them, and eat what you want.
Quick —Average treatment time with Invisalign clear aligners takes one year, half the average time of traditional metal braces.
Clear — The SmartTrack material used to make Invisalign is almost completely transparent. No one will notice your orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.
How Does Orthodontic Treatment With Invisalign Work?
Before you can begin receiving treatment with Invisalign, you’ll undergo a consultation with Dr. Agamov. During your consultation, Dr. Agamov will examine your mouth, review your medical history, and discuss your orthodontic goals and budget with you. The information she collects during your consultation will allow her to determine your candidacy for Invisalign treatment.
Once Dr. Agamov decides that Invisalign is right for you, we’ll take images of your mouth. These images will serve as the blueprints for your custom-made aligner trays. Your aligner trays will be fabricated at a special lab owned by Invisalign and you’ll return to our Sharon, MA office once they’re ready.
Your Invisalign Clear Aligners
When you return for your aligner trays, Dr. Agamov will ensure the first set fits properly before sending you home with the rest of your trays. Your trays should easily snap into place over your teeth, no anesthetic required. Dr. Agamov is likely to have you return in the coming months to ensure your treatment is working. Based on your treatment progress, she may also order additional trays.
Wearing Your Invisalign Clear Aligners
In order for your treatment to work properly, you’ll wear each set of aligner trays for a minimum of 22 hours a day for the prescribed amount of time. On average, each set of trays will be worn for two to four weeks each, until you’ve worn each set in the series. By the time you’re finished wearing all of them, your treatment should be complete.
The only time it’s necessary to remove your aligners is when you eat, drink fluids other than cool water, and to clean your teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Failure to remove your Invisalign aligners before eating, drinking fluids other than water, brushing, and flossing can lead to the trays becoming damaged, stained, and ineffective. This can also allow for bacteria to accumulate on the trays, increasing the risk of bad breath, infection, and tooth decay.
Taking proper care of your Invisalign clear aligners is essential to keeping your treatment on track. To care for your Invisalign clear aligners, Dr. Agamov recommends following these instructions:
- Remove your aligner trays before you eat, drink fluids other than water, and clean your teeth.
- Use lukewarm water, a soft-bristled toothbrush, and a gentle antibacterial soap or toothpaste to clean your trays.
- Store your aligners in their protective case when not in use.
- Soak your aligner trays at least once a day in a mix of three parts lukewarm water and one part white distilled vinegar or Invisalign cleaning crystals.
- Rinse your aligners before putting them back in your mouth.
- Remove your aligners from back to front to avoid tearing them.
Your Invisalign clear aligners work by exerting continuous pressure on your teeth over time. It’s normal to experience some mild pain and discomfort with each new set of trays, but this usually fades after a short time.
If you experience pain or discomfort lasting more than a few days, call our office in Sharon, MA by dialing (781) 236-3586 or submit a contact form. We’ll do our best to resolve any issues you may be having.
Yes. Even if dental misalignment isn’t making you feel self conscious, straight smiles are healthy smiles. Untreated dental misalignment can lead to a host of oral health issues that can negatively impact your overall health including:
- Gum disease
- Further misalignment
- Tooth decay
- Gum recession
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
Invisalign Treatment For Healthier Smile And A Happier You
Misaligned teeth can be detrimental to your self-esteem and your overall health. Don’t ignore your misalignment and don’t settle for uncomfortable metal braces that are eye-catching for all the wrong reasons. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligner trays can get you the straight, healthy smile that you’ll be happy and proud to show off.
To learn more about Invisalign or to schedule an appointment at our Sharon, MA office, call us at (781) 236-3586 or submit a contact form.