The Clear Choice
Would you love to change the appearance of your smile, but can’t fathom the idea of wearing metal braces? Luckily, Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is an excellent alternative to braces! Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign system moves teeth through a series of clear, removable aligners, thus avoiding irritating brackets and the unsightly appearance of metal orthodontia.
Benefits of Invisalign include:
- No metal! Clear aligners are less noticeable
- Gradual movement of teeth
- Can be removed to eat
- Easier to brush your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene
Invisalign Treatment Overview
During the first step, we will perform a digital scan of your teeth, as well as take a series of pictures of your teeth. Using this information, we can then plan out the movement of your teeth. A series of custom aligners are made that will gradually reposition your teeth until a straight and attractive smile is achieved!
Can Invisalign be used to straighten my child’s teeth?
We generally do not recommend Invisalign for children due to most kids not having the discipline needed to wear, care for, and keep up with the Invisalign aligners.
How long does treatment last?
Although the actual length of time depends on the individual case, usually Invisalign will straighten your smile in 6 to 18 months. Patients are usually instructed to change their aligners every 1-2 weeks, and you will return to the office every 4-6 weeks to monitor your progress.
Since the aligners are removable, can I take them out whenever I want?
Most patients love the fact that they can take their aligners out for eating, brushing, or on special occasions. For optimal results, you need to wear the aligners about 22 hours a day on a consistent basis.
Dr. Marc has many years of experience in teeth straightening using the Invisalign technology. Invisalign technology has been available for more than 15 years and has proven to be an effective teeth straightening method. Invisalign with Dr. Marc in Groton means careful supervision and attention to detail. To schedule an appointment contact us or call our office at 978-448-5241.