Let’s Get Something Straight


Our team at Dores Dental loves serving the families of Longmeadow, MA. Because we believe that dentistry ought to be more than just fixing teeth, we are constantly looking for new ways to give this great community access to a variety of quality oral health care options.

As such, we strive to be your “one-stop shop” for cosmetic and family dentistry.

Our services include preventive cleanings and exams, restorations, esthetic dentistry, dental implants, sleep apnea care, and more.

We are also proud to offer Invisalign orthodontics for enhancing the appearance (and health) of your smile.

Invisalign Is Clearly A Better Way To Go

What’s the big deal about Invisalign?

Invisalign was introduced in the late 1990s, and has since become an extremely popular method of correcting orthodontic problems.

Classic metal braces utilize brackets that are affixed onto each tooth and connected by very noticeable wires. Rather than filling your mouth full of annoying metal and wires, Invisalign relies on a set of clear trays.

Think about it, without all the metal, no one will even have to know that you are in the process of improving your smile.

Invisalign trays are (as the name implies) almost invisible and certainly discreet. They are fashioned exclusively for you, allowing for a comfortable fit. What’s more, the smooth, easy to wear aligners won’t irritate your mouth.

If you find you need braces, all of that stuff is a pretty big deal!

Invisalign Is Designed For Your Convenience

There is more good news for Invisalign users. It turns out that your daily routine won’t have to be adjusted while undergoing this treatment. Not even for meals.

We all know how old school braces are bonded to your teeth, and it is no secret that certain things you eat can end up caught in the bands, brackets, and wires. Such a mess requires special brushes and tools for cleaning and often much bacteria is left behind.

This can be problematic and painful. Even worse, it can cause issues that prolong the duration of your treatment time. Sadly, with traditional braces, you will necessarily end up avoiding a lot of the foods you love.

Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, are designed to be removable. You are allowed to take them out at dinnertime, or whenever else you deem necessary. To clean them, you just take them out, briefly run them under warm water and reinsert them when you are finished, and you are good to go.

We like to tell our patients that, with Invisalign, the system actually adjusts to you and your lifestyle, rather than the other way around.

How Do I Get Started?

The Invisalign process starts with an initial consultation.

When you arrive, our team will take 3D images of your teeth and perform a thorough examination of your mouth and jaw.

Next, we will fashion a realistic model of your current smile and of your ideal smile, as well as all the steps in between.

We will then send the final model off to the Invisalign company to create your custom aligners.

A few short days after your consultation, you will be ready to wear your first aligner.

Sign Me Up

If you are as excited as we are about the capabilities of Invisalign orthodontic treatment, contact us today at Dores Dental to schedule your initial exam.

We think it will give you something to smile about.

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