In the past, braces were straightforward. There was basically one style, and they were nearly always worn by adolescents. How times have changed! Today, Woburn
area residents have an alternative to traditional band, bracket, and wire orthodontics
. Invisalign is appropriate for teens and adults
, and it doesn’t look like braces.
Invisalign is an extremely popular choice, and it is easy to understand why. This unique concept is different from conventional braces in almost every way – except for results. Invisalign technology has advanced greatly since it was first introduced. Currently, virtually anyone who is a candidate for braces may also consider Invisalign, and treatment time is about the same.
Beyond results and timeframe, you won’t find many similarities between Invisalign and traditional orthodontics. Invisalign is an entirely different approach, beginning with treatment planning. Specialized software creates simulated tooth movement, so we can preview results before treatment begins.
Once the treatment plan has been optimized, a series of thin, transparent aligners is created in the Invisalign laboratory. You are given a series of aligners and complete instructions, which are quite simple. Each aligner is designed to fit snugly, applying gentle pressure to facilitate gradual tooth movement. Wear aligners for a couple of weeks, then move to the next in the series. Repeat until treatment is completed, with brief checkup appointments about every six weeks.
During treatment, you can eat what you please because aligners are removable. Simply take them out to eat and brush your teeth, then clean and replace aligners. Smile without embarrassment, too – the transparent aligners are barely noticeable.
Your best option
How do you know if Invisalign is right for you? Visit our office in Woburn for an orthodontic consultation with Dr. George Moutevelis. We work with patients to find convenient, budget-friendly, personalized solutions. Call (781) 315-4456 to schedule.