Do you know you ought to pursue orthodontic treatment, but you hesitate to get traditional braces? You are not alone. Countless adults and image-conscious teenagers dislike the idea of having brackets and wires attached to their teeth. We understand that, which is why we are pleased to offer a more discreet way to address most cases of dental misalignment: Invisalign in Cambridge, MA. Continue reading this page to learn more about Invisalign and its many benefits.
Instead of using brackets and wires to straighten the teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners. You wear each aligner for 20 – 22 hours each day for two weeks before you graduate to the next one. Once you work your way through all of the aligners, your teeth should be in their ideal positions.
The Invisalign process starts with a consultation with a dentist in Cambridge who is qualified to offer it. If they determine that you are a good candidate for the treatment, they will use advanced technology to capture a digital impression of your teeth. The Invisalign laboratory will use that impression as the basis for fabricating your aligners.
Invisalign can serve many of the same purposes as traditional braces. It is often able to correct the following issues:
If your teeth overlap one another, Invisalign can shift them so they each have their own space. In some cases, Invisalign works along with extractions and other treatments to achieve optimal results.
Too much space between the teeth is an aesthetic issue, but it may also cause problems for the gums. Invisalign can gently move the teeth closer together.
Overbite, underbite, and crossbite are all common forms of malocclusion (bad bite). Invisalign aligners, with the help of certain attachments, can help most patients find freedom from these issues.
Some of the primary benefits of Invisalign include:
The cost of Invisalign depends on how many aligners you require, as well as other factors. We will give you an estimate during your complimentary consultation. Some dental insurance policies are willing to cover about half the cost of Invisalign, up to the amount of the plan’s lifetime orthodontic maximum. Also, please feel free to ask us if we are currently any Invisalign specials. We will do everything we can to help you afford your treatment.
Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign and how it may be able to transform your smile? Contact the friendly team at Fresh Pond Dental today.