By Robert J. LaRocque, D.D.S.
June 21, 2019
Category: Dental Care
Tags: invisalign  

InvisalignLooking for a comfortable and discreet alternative to metal braces? Many adults and teens qualify for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners. Custom-made from thin, clear acrylic, these appliances straighten teeth in about a year on average. That means no hassle and no embarrassment as you progress toward your healthy, beautiful smile. Your dentist in Nashua, Dr. Robert LaRocque, will explain the process, helping you decide if Invisalign is your right choice.

The details on Invisalign

Invisalign clear aligners have straightened smiles all over the world for over 20 years. Fashioned in computer-generated pairs numbering 18 to 30 in all, these smooth appliances snap over top and bottom teeth, shifting them into healthier positions. Straight teeth are indeed healthier because they are easier to brush and floss and are less subject to gum disease, decay, jaw joint problems, trauma, and more.

If you qualify for Invisalign, you'll enjoy appliances which are removable for meals and hygiene and which cannot abrade and irritate your mouth the way metal braces can. You wear each pair in your treatment plan for about two weeks, 20 to 22 hours per day, and then switch to the next pair as instructed by your Nashua dentist. When you're done, you'll wear a retainer to keep your teeth in perfect position.

Advantages of Invisalign

Besides treating you quickly and comfortably, the Invisalign system is highly versatile. Very complex orthodontic cases always will need metal braces, but Invisalign handles a wide variety of bite and alignment problems such as:

  • Protruding front teeth
  • Rotated and/or tipped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Openbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Overlapping teeth

There are no lengthy and painful adjustments, no headgear, no wires, and no rubber bands. Your appliances are incredibly thin and easy to keep clean with a mild toothpaste and a soft brush. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that clear aligners prove to be a great alternative to traditional braces and encourage people to seek treatment because Invisalign appliances are practically unnoticeable.

Is Invisalign for you?

You'll find out at a consultation with Dr. LaRocque. Bring all your questions for a friendly, face to face discussion on this inventive orthodontic system. Call today for an appointment in Nashua, NH, at (603) 883-6010.

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