Invisalign Treatment Process in Belmont

A straight smile can improve the way others perceive you and the way you perceive yourself. If you want straight teeth, but would rather not endure the embarrassment of metal braces, ask your dentist about Invisalign. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic trays to provide fast, painless, and discreet orthodontic treatment. Belmont Dental Group is proud to offer Invisalign treatment to our patients. If you're still wondering whether Invisalign is the right option for you, you might want to learn more about the treatment process.

Treatable Cases

Invisalign is a very sophisticated orthodontic treatment. Even if your teeth are severely crooked, you should still have your dentist perform an evaluation; you'll be surprised to learn what kinds of malocclusion Invisalign can treat.

  • Crowding: Crowding occurs when the teeth grow too close together. Since it can be difficult to remove plaque from crowded teeth, people with this kind of anatomy are more likely to develop tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Gaps: Gaps can be caused by abnormal jawbone growth or missing teeth. Gaps aren't just embarrassing—they can also leave the gums exposed, thus increasing one's risk of gum disease.
  • Jaw Misalignment: There are several kinds of jawbone misalignment that can affect one's bite. Invisalign can correct underbite, overbite, open bite, and crossbite.

Treatment Process

Depending on the state of your teeth, Invisalign treatment could take anywhere from six months to over a year. The whole process is often shorter than similar treatment with traditional braces.

  1. Evaluation: The first step is to have a dentist determine whether you're a good candidate for Invisalign. This is a good time to ask any questions you have about the treatment.
  2. Customized Plan: After your dentist has examined your teeth and determined that Invisalign can help, he will take pictures, impressions, and x-rays of your teeth. These will help him plot out your tooth movements and create a customized treatment plan.
  3. Aligners Created: Once your treatment plan is finalized, your aligners are manufactured. Most Invisalign treatments involve 18 to 30 aligners.
  4. Treatment: If you remember to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day, you should receive your three new aligners every six weeks. Each aligner will look slightly different than the last.
  5. Maintenance: Your treatment is finished once your teeth are perfectly aligned. You will need to wear retainers to maintain your new smile after treatment and you must remember to brush and floss regularly.

Why Belmont Dental?

  • Offering Sedation Dentistry & Invisalign
  • Fast Emergency Care – Connect Anytime with Your Dentist!
  • Our dentists are Clinical Instructors at Harvard Dental School
  • Extended Hours on Weekends and Evenings
  • New Patient Referrals Welcome
  • Free Parking

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