If you want straighter teeth but hate the idea of wearing braces, Invisalign is for you! Unlike braces, which straighten your teeth with uncomfortable metal wires and brackets, it uses a set of clear plastic trays called aligners. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call top-notch Longmeadow, MA dentist in Dores Dental at 413-241-3995.
Your First Orthodontic Appointment
At your first orthodontic appointment, Longmeadow, MA dentist Dr. James Dores will take digital X-rays of your teeth and mouth and create models that will help him fit you for your custom-made Invisalign aligner trays. He will also create an orthodontics plan for you. He can even estimate the length of your treatment.
4 Questions about Invisalign
Dr. Dores on Invisalign at Dores Dental in Longmeadow, MA Here are four questions our patients often ask us about Invisalign:
- Do I have to wear the Invisalign trays all the time? For best results, you will wear them at least 20 to 22 hours a day. We recommend you remove your aligner trays only to eat or when you drink beverages other than water. And of course you will remove them when you brush or floss your teeth.
- Are the Invisalign trays uncomfortable? You may feel some pressure as they gently shift your teeth into place. But many people find aligner trays more comfortable than conventional braces. There are no metal wires or brackets to rub against your mouth.
- Will people know I am wearing the Invisalign trays? They are made of clear, BPA-free plastic. So chances are not many people will even notice you are wearing them!
- How does Invisalign work? The aligner trays shift your teeth, moving them horizontally and vertically to achieve a straighter smile. You change to a new set of trays every week or two. They use differing amounts of pressure, based on the treatment plan top-notch Longmeadow, MA dentist Dr. Dores designs for you.