Properly aligned, straight teeth aren't just beautiful. They're more comfortable and healthier. An improper bite and crooked teeth may lead to future dental problems that may be uncomfortable and expensive to fix. This is why our board-certified, full-service dental team is pleased to provide Invisalign clear, removable aligners for patients in West Bridgewater, MA. Custom made to fit your teeth and unique smile goals, Invisalign aligners are more comfortable and attractive than traditional metal braces because they can be removed, which makes cleaning your teeth and eating easier. If you're interested in having healthier teeth with the Invisalign system, make an appointment at West Bridgewater Dental to receive more information from our experienced team.
Several factors may affect the alignment of your teeth — if you sucked your thumb, genetics, missing a tooth or teeth, and trauma to your face, among others. Dental misalignment may cause additional oral health concerns, such as a bad bite (dental malocclusion), uneven wear on the enamel, difficulty chewing and speaking, and jaw pain and toothaches. If our dentists notice one of these issues in your annual examination, we may suggest an orthodontic procedure, like Invisalign.
The Invisalign system is wonderful for both teens and adults who want to enjoy straighter, healthier teeth without the hassle, discomfort, and look of metal braces. Even though the aligners should be worn the majority of the day, Invisalign trays may be removed for cleaning your teeth and eating, plus for special occasions and physical activities. Invisalign is much less obvious than traditional metal orthodontics that poke and irritate your cheeks. Your friends and family typically won't know that you're wearing your Invisalign aligners.
What To Expect
A series of Invisalign aligners will be made with impressions taken at our modern West Bridgewater, MA practice. When they're complete, you'll come back to receive your trays with instructions from our team. You'll need to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours every day for your treatment to work properly, ideally taking them out only for cleaning and eating. In time, you'll move on to your next set of trays as they carefully shift your teeth closer to alignment. You should schedule follow-up visits about every 4 – 6 weeks at West Bridgewater Dental to monitor your progress. The length of your Invisalign treatment will differ, depending upon the initial condition of your teeth and your goals; however, many patients need to wear aligner trays for around a year.
Once your bite is aligned, it's crucial to prevent your teeth from shifting into their original position. Vivera® retainers by Invisalign are made from the same aligner materials and keep your teeth in their new position once your Invisalign treatment is complete. Every retainer is custom crafted at the Invisalign dental lab from impressions taken of your mouth after your orthodontic treatment is complete. Our knowledgeable team will let you know how many hours a day you should wear your retainer and review how to keep it clean and maintained. Our dental team will monitor the alignment of your teeth and bite during your annual examinations to make sure your teeth stay in their new place.
Many of our patients find that part of their treatment cost is paid by insurance. Our office can determine your coverage and review your out-of-pocket fees. West Bridgewater Dental offers several methods of payment if you're not using insurance. In your consultation, a member of our staff will present a cost estimate and discuss how we can help to make your Invisalign treatment affordable with convenient payment plans and medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
If you or someone in your family is curious about getting healthier, straighter teeth without the hassle and discomfort of traditional braces, make an appointment with our experienced group of dentists to learn if you're a candidate for the Invisalign advanced teeth straightening system. We'll create your unique Invisalign treatment plan during your consultation at West Bridgewater Dental and help start you on the journey to a beautiful smile.