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Woman using Invisalign® clear aligner at Dental Care of Burlington in Burlington, MADentists today need to be able to perform a variety of dental procedures to ensure that our patients get the smile they have always wanted.

Patient dental procedures may include dental fillings and inlays and onlays for cavities, especially cavities on the biting surface of teeth, to keep teeth strong and healthy. Dentists can also do cosmetic or restorative dentistry, which can be anything from dental bonding to fix the space between two teeth to dental veneers to cover all of your teeth with a uniform porcelain smile.

Dentists at Dental Care of Burlington can even correct issues with your tooth spacing and crooked teeth, thanks to clear aligners. One of the most well-known types of dental aligners is called Invisalign.

What Is Invisalign and How Does It Work?

Invisalign is a type of clear dental aligner. Dental aligners straighten teeth and reshape them, much like braces. Unlike braces, which are usually ceramic, plastic, or metal, Invisalign is a set of clear, medical-grade plastic aligners fitted over your natural teeth.

These aligners work to straighten your teeth by moving one or two teeth at a time. Over time, Invisalign moves your teeth into place as you change up your aligners every other month or so.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces: Pros and Cons

If you are thinking about getting Invisalign clear aligners, you need to understand the advantages and disadvantages of Invisalign. That way, you can make an informed decision about whether or not Invisalign clear aligners are right for you.

Pros of Invisalign

The type of clear aligners that Invisalign represents has many advantages.

•  Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable to wear as opposed to braces. Because Invisalign consists of clear aligners, they fit quite comfortably over your natural teeth.
•  Also, because Invisalign is clear, they are very difficult to detect, which means you do not have to tell anyone you are wearing them unless you want to.
•  Because Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic, they are also easier to manage than traditional braces. When you are ready to eat or clean your teeth, you remove your aligners. Braces can be very difficult to manage, and flossing them is challenging.
•  Brackets and wires on braces often break, which means another trip to the dentist. Invisalign aligners are extremely difficult to damage.
•  To keep your aligners clean, you merely need to brush them every other day.
•  Best of all, the Invisalign treatments are less expensive than traditional braces and have a shorter treatment time.

Cons of Invisalign

While Invisalign is an excellent way to straighten teeth, you should also be aware of the disadvantages of clear aligners. Some dental insurance companies do not pay for Invisalign, which means you could foot the entire cost of the aligners yourself. You have to wear Invisalign all the time you are not eating, which is usually about 22 hours a day. Just like braces, when you first start wearing Invisalign clear aligners, you may feel some discomfort.

The Invisalign Treatment Process: Step by Step

If you are thinking about getting Invisalign, you need to know about the treatment process. Most dentists say there are six stages to Invisalign treatment.

•  Step 1: You will need to come into our office for a consultation. Our dental professionals will take photos and X-rays and may make a mold of your teeth to help you get the perfect Invisalign aligners.
•  Step 2: Our dentist will come up with a treatment plan specifically designed for your tooth issues.They will send the information and measurements for the creation of your aligners. You need to wait for your aligners to come in.
•  Step 3: Once the aligners come to our office, our dentist will fit you with your first set of aligners to make sure they fit properly. You will then begin wearing your aligners every day.
•  Step 4: You will return to our office once a month or every other month to get a new set of aligners so your teeth can continue to be straightened and spaced correctly.
•  Step 5: Our dentist will continue to check your progress and make any needed changes to your treatment plan.
•  Step 6: In the final step, you will complete your treatment plan, and you will most likely get a retainer to wear while you are sleeping to maintain your new smile.

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign? Eligibility Criteria Explained

Not everyone makes a suitable candidate for Invisalign. First, Invisalign is not recommended for older children or young teenagers because they may not have the maturity to wear clear aligners every day. Invisalign aligners are great for people who have a mild bite issue, such as an overbite. They also work well for people with crooked teeth, teeth that protrude from the mouth, and teeth that are poorly spaced. However, if you have a severe malocclusion - or bite issue - you may need braces. Invisalign also does not work well for people with severe tooth crowding. These people may need braces rather than clear aligners.

Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners: Do's and Dont's

Once you get your Invisalign clear aligners, you will need to keep them clean by brushing them at least once every other day. You also need to brush and floss your teeth after eating before you put your Invisalign in. You need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day. If you drink caffeine, you will need to take your Invisalign out so that the beverage does not leave spots on your aligners. When you remove your aligners, be sure to place them in your Invisalign case so they do not get damaged.

While you are wearing your Invisalign, do not rinse them off with hot water or drink a hot beverage. Doing so will warp your aligners and cause them to not fit correctly. Also, do not leave them out in the open, as germs can collect on them and cause issues. You cannot eat or drink with Invisalign, and you cannot use tobacco while you are receiving treatment.

What Should I Do to Get Invisalign?

If you think you may want to get Invisalign clear aligners that can straighten and align your smile, you should schedule an appointment to meet our doctors and get a consultation. Contact Dental Care of Burlington at 781-362-2260 to make an appointment today.

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