When you look in the mirror or at a picture of yourself, do you wince when you see how crowded your teeth are? Do you wish you could just close the gaps between your teeth? Maybe you’ve considered getting braces, but you don’t want to deal with metal brackets and wires that shine a spotlight on your orthodontic work. At Framingham Family Dental Care, we can help you achieve straight teeth without any metal thanks to Invisalign clear braces. These smooth plastic aligners fit comfortably over your teeth and shift them into straighter positions without onlookers even noticing! To find out if Invisalign in Framingham is right for you, give our team a call today.
After taking impressions of your mouth, our dentists will design a series of clear plastic aligners that exert just enough pressure on your teeth to move them into their ideal positions. Each set of aligners, which is worn for 20-22 hours a day for a few weeks at a time, straightens a small portion of your smile until all of your pearly whites are uniform. You’ll visit our office for checkups to ensure your treatment is progressing smoothly. Once you’re finished wearing the aligners, we’ll give you a retainer to preserve your results!
Patients are often surprised by how versatile Invisalign is. Your dentist in Framingham may recommend Invisalign to treat the following orthodontic issues:
Teeth that are too close together are more than just an aesthetic concern; they can actually be hard to keep clean. Plaque can accumulate in the nooks and crannies of your teeth and increase your risk for gum disease and cavities. Luckily, Invisalign can shift your teeth into more even positions, making brushing and flossing easier and more effective.
Bits of food can become trapped in significant spaces between the teeth, where they can attract bacteria that cause bad breath as well as tooth decay. Invisalign can close these gaps for a smile that is not only healthier, but more cosmetically pleasing.
Invisalign can also correct mild to moderate cases of overbite, underbite, open bite, and other bite alignment problems. Without treatment, these issues can place enormous pressure on your jaw joint and contribute to chronic teeth grinding, which can wear down your tooth enamel. Fortunately, Invisalign can guide your upper and lower jaws, helping them come together properly.
The most apparent benefit of Invisalign is right there in the name; the aligners basically disappear once you place them over your teeth. However, patients prefer Invisalign over braces for many other reasons, including:
Because Invisalign is not a one-size-fits-all treatment, the cost can vary considerably from patient to patient. In most cases, though, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. Our team will be happy to walk you through the variables affecting the price of your treatment before moving forward. We can also discuss payment options, such as dental insurance, CareCredit financing, and our in-house loyalty plan.