Invisalign® Treatment in Brockton, MA
At the office of Dr. Karen Martin-Phillips, we offer Invisalign clear aligners as an inconspicuous way to straighten your smile. This treatment can provide a convenient, customized, and comfortable way to get the smile you've always wanted.
Invisalign® aligners introduce convenience, beauty, and speed to orthodontic treatment. These clear braces are custom-made to fit your smile and fabricated from soft, clear plastic. Unlike clunky metal braces, Invisalign clear braces do not irritate the delicate soft tissues of the mouth. Further, Invisalign is nearly invisible to the naked eye from a normal distance when speaking. Since they're removable, you can eat your favorite foods and thoroughly clean your teeth.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment to achieve your dream smile or to retreat the results of previous treatment, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
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What Does Invisalign Treat?
As a removable and metal-free option, Invisalign trays address mild to moderate orthodontic problems while offering you improved aesthetics and convenience. Common issues that Invisalign can correct:
- Gaps: Unwanted spaces may occur due to missing teeth or teeth that have relapsed following previous orthodontic treatment.
- Overcrowding: Identifiable by teeth that appear rotated, overcrowding can make practicing effective at-home oral care difficult, increasing the likelihood of gum disease.
- Crossbite: This occurs when one or more top teeth sit inside the lower teeth. Uneven wear can result, or misalignment.
- Overbite: This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than or completely cover the lower teeth and lead to discomfort in the jaw and TMJ disorders.
- Underbite: Involves the projection of the lower teeth beyond the upper teeth, sometimes completely covering them, posing risks to jaw health.
How Does Invisalign Work?
A series of custom trays are manufactured to match your treatment plan, usually somewhere between 20 to 50 sets. Each set of trays will implement gradual movement by being slightly straighter than your teeth. This pressure gently moves the targeted teeth is small increments. Every two weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners. After your final set of trays, you will need to wear a retainer every night to prevent your teeth from moving back to their former positions.
What to Expect with Invisalign
The key to successful treatment with Invisalign is having a skilled professional like Dr. Martin-Phillips create the right plan for you. At your initial consultation, we develop a customized plan to fit your lifestyle and your oral health goals. Digital imaging compiles accurate mapping of your teeth and jaws. This is sent to the lab for the accurate design and creation of your aligners.
These images can showcase the progression of the treatment so you can see the final result. Dr. Martin-Phillips will review your progress regularly and provide new trays. Based on your situation, some trays may need to be worn longer or need small "buttons" added to provide additional pressure.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
Everybody will have some variation to their treatment time, but in general, most issues resolve in 12 to 18 months. Sticking to your treatment plan with diligence and persistence will help you get the best results in the shortest amount of time. Wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours a day is vital to getting the results you want.
Caring for Your Alignment Trays
We recommend that you remove your trays before eating or drinking anything except water. Brushing and flossing and cleaning the trays several times a day will prevent food and bacteria from getting stuck and creating tooth decay. Continuing proper oral hygiene is important to achieving all the benefits of this treatment.
Which is Better, Metal Braces or Invisalign?
This question is best answered by a complete evaluation and discussion with Dr. Martin-Phillips. The ability to remove the aligners for cleaning and eating is very attractive, but you must also have the diligence to keep them in your mouth the required amount of time. Some orthodontic issues may be corrected more quickly with traditional braces, so how soon you want your treatment completed will factor into your decision.
Why Straighten Your Smile?
Aside from aesthetic motivations, there are many reasons to straighten your smile. Straight teeth are easier to care for. Without crowding, teeth are easier to brush and floss, slowing down the pace of plaque and tartar accumulation. Crowded teeth are more difficult to treat with restorative services as well. Invisalign can also be combined with other cosmetic treatments in a full smile makeover.
Find Out How Invisalign Can Help You
At Dr. Karen Martin-Phillips, our Invisalign treatment plans provide you with a comfortable and effective method to achieve your smile goals. Crooked teeth, gaps, and overcrowding can negatively impact the health of your smile. Invisalign is a viable treatment that can help you correct mild to moderate alignment issues.
For more information on the benefits of attaining straighter teeth through this clear aligner system, call our Brockton dental practice today to schedule an appointment.
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