Want straighter teeth but hate metal braces? You have more options than ever at Dores Dental. Wilbraham, MA dentist Dr. Dores offers the Invisalign orthodontic system to help patients get the smile they’ve always wanted.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a straightening system that corrects teeth misalignment using a series of clear, removable mouthpieces called “aligners.” The aligners are similar to whitening trays that slide over your teeth, except that each Invisalign aligner is customized to fit your mouth perfectly and guide it towards ideal alignment.
Unlike bulky and obvious metal braces, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, so no one can tell that you’re wearing them unless they look closely. The aligners are also removable, so you can eat your favorite foods and brush and floss easily. There is no metal to harm your mouth and no frequent trips to the dentist for adjustment. It’s the perfect solution if you have a busy, active social life.
The Invisalign treatment is a great procedure. I love doing Invisalign, the team loves doing Invisalign for our patients, and the patients love it too.
What happens is, we take some impressions and pictures of our Invisalign patients and from there we make a treatment plan for the patient, and they get to see exactly each step of the way, how their teeth will move to the finished result. Patients are just thrilled with that. They can see what the ultimate objective is going to be.
It begins with a consultation between you and Dr. Dores. He will perform a complete examination of your mouth and jaw, and take 3D images of your teeth. These images are stitched together to create a model of your current smile and your ideal smile, as well as the steps in between. Before treatment even begins, you can see how your smile will look like!
After Dr. Dores approves the model, he will send it to the Invisalign company that will create the custom aligners. In just a few days, you are ready to wear your first aligner. Each aligner should be worn every day for about two weeks, except when you are eating or cleaning your teeth.