Do you find it impossible to ignore your crooked or gapped teeth? Would you prefer to straighten them without having to wear metal braces for years on end? Thankfully, there is a treatment out there that might just be perfect for you. Invisalign in Manchester utilizes a series of clear aligners to carefully and precisely shift teeth into a straighter position. With this treatment, you can make your smile look more attractive, make at-home oral hygiene easier to perform, and achieve these goals in even less time compared to traditional braces. Call Fromuth & Langlois Dental of Manchester today to schedule your first Invisalign consultation with our experienced dentists!
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gently shift teeth into a straighter and healthier position. Each pair is customized to represent a different stage of your realignment process. After you’ve worn your aligners for a set period of time, generally about 22 hours per day over the next two weeks, you can move on to the next pair in the series until you’ve worn every pair. We ask that you come to our office every six weeks or so in order to confirm that your teeth are shifting as planned.
By choosing Invisalign to shift teeth, you can easily maintain many of your current dental habits and achieve a straighter smile in the process. For example, the clear aligners are removable, which means they can be taken out when they need to be cleaned and when practicing brushing and flossing. Furthermore, you can enjoy the same foods you did before beginning treatment. Treatment also takes just 6 to 12 months on average to complete.
If you have mild to moderate levels of misalignment to address and healthy gum tissue, you’re likely to be an eligible candidate for Invisalign. With it, we can remove a variety of dental issues, including crooked or rotated teeth, gaps, and overcrowding. Keep in mind that more serious forms of misalignment may need to be addressed by other forms of treatment. Our dentists will make sure to perform a detailed exam to confirm if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.
Every patient is unique when it comes to their Invisalign treatment, so the price you pay will be influenced by multiple factors, including:
Invisalign is a great teeth straightening option, but you want to be well informed to determine whether or not it is the best treatment for you. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about Invisalign clear aligners. If your question isn’t listed below, give us a call or schedule a consultation, and we’d be happy to get the information you’re looking for.
Invisalign aligners are designed with clear plastic. While they are visible when outside of the mouth, they become difficult to detect once you are wearing them. With proper maintenance, Invisalign aligners can be kept stain-free and virtually invisible! Unlike traditional braces, there are no metal brackets and wires involved. In some cases, patients need attachments, buttons, or elastics to help with the alignment process, but other than that, no one will even be able to tell that you’re wearing them!
Invisalign is not a painful process, and it is considered to be more comfortable than traditional braces because there are no sharp brackets or wires involved. When you first get your aligners, there will be a period of adjustment. You might experience some soreness or discomfort, but it should go away as you become more accustomed to them. Pressure is also common whenever you switch to a new set of aligners. Fortunately, any discomfort can be managed with a cold compress and over-the-counter pain relievers.
The cost of both traditional braces and Invisalign varies significantly based on your individual smile. There are numerous factors that contribute to the overall total. Most of the time, Invisalign costs about the same as tradition braces, but variables like oral health, commitment to the treatment plan, and the severity of your misalignment issues will influence the overall price. Many dental insurance plans offer at least partial coverage for Invisalign, so it’s important that you check with your provider ahead of time so you know what to expect.
The Invisalign process requires a series of clear aligners that are made from smooth plastic. The whole set of aligners are manufactured by an advanced 3D printing process before getting shipped to the practice. The aligners are made with the digital impressions that we provide and they usually take about 3-4 weeks to fabricate. We will give you a call as soon as they are ready!
During your initial consultation, we’ll be looking for a few key factors to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Firstly, Invisalign isn’t recommended for children under the age of 13. However, there is no upper age limit! Additionally, a good candidate for Invisalign will be committed enough to their treatment to wear their aligners for 20-22 hours a day. More forgetful teens may be better suited for non-removable orthodontics. Finally, the severity of your orthodontic issue will determine if Invisalign is right for you. While severe cases are still best treated with traditional braces, Invisalign can help most patients overcome mild to moderate orthodontic issues.