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:
Whether you just started your research or have been considering Invisalign for years, it’s natural to have questions about what to expect. That’s why our team at Fromuth & Langlois Dental is here to help! If you have a specific question on your mind, don’t hesitate to give us a call so our knowledgeable team can provide you with immediate assistance. However, if you’d like more information before contacting our office, keep reading for the answers to a few frequently asked questions.
To prevent your aligners from becoming stained or warped, it’s of the utmost importance that you care for them properly. Luckily, you can easily do so by following a few best practices! Priority number one is to brush them daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste in lukewarm water. Also, make sure to rinse your aligners thoroughly before placing them back in your mouth. And, of course, always handle them with care to prevent them from breaking or being misplaced.
Recently, mail-order braces companies have taken social media by storm. While their ads make their products seem safe and trustworthy, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not only are they not ADA-approved, but the hazardous results (like tooth loss and unintentional teeth shifting) leads to more costly treatment in the long run. Invisalign, on the other hand, has delivered jaw-dropping results for over two full decades, holds an impressive 96% satisfaction rate, and is overseen by a licensed dentist. That way, you can safely achieve your smile goals without compromising your oral health!
Since many patients experience dental anxiety stemming from fear of pain, it’s completely understandable that this is one of the most popular questions we get. Luckily, if you’ve wondered something similar, you’ll be happy to learn that many patients consider Invisalign to be virtually pain-free! After all, their custom-made, clear trays are designed for comfort, unlike traditional metal braces. That being said, it is natural to experience some soreness the first couple of hours following each new phase of treatment. But don’t worry, that means it’s working!
Once you’ve completed your treatment, you will trade in your last set of trays for a retainer. That way, you can enjoy your beautiful, flawless results for a lifetime! Neglecting to wear it will allow your teeth to slowly shift back into their previous position, and your hard-earned results will be lost. So, make sure to follow Dr. Fromuth’s aftercare instructions to prevent that from happening to you.
Whether you are a new patient or a long-time friend, our team at Fromuth & Langlois Dental would love to help you achieve your smile goals with Invisalign. To take the next step toward your dream smile, schedule your initial consultation!