Posts for category: Invisalign

By Robert J. LaRocque, D.D.S.
October 18, 2018
Category: Invisalign
Tags: invisalign  

You've probably heard about Invisalign, the revolutionary way to straighten your teeth with lightweight, flexible plastic aligners that are invisalignpractically invisible to other people. If you've considered Invisalign, you probably have a lot of questions, most likely including, "will Invisalign work for me?" Read below to learn some of the criteria that will determine if Invisalign is a good fit for you and call Dr. Robert LaRocque, your dentist in Nashua, New Hampshire, if you think you qualify!

Degree of misalignment

Teeth with gaps, rotation, or mild crowding typically respond very well to the process behind Invisalign. However, severe overbites and underbites are usually due to an abnormality in the way the jaw has grown rather than the position of the teeth. In cases such as these, traditional braces and other orthodontic treatments are more appropriate. With X-rays and an examination, your Nashua dentist can determine the extent of your alignment issues and the most effective treatment for them.

Age

During childhood and the early teen years, the jaw is still growing and the placement of the teeth is still unfinished. Therefore, people are advised against Invisalign until they have reached the late teens or early twenties. Prior to that, misalignment should be treated with the goal of guiding the growth pattern of the teeth and jaw.

Commitment

Another age-related issue to consider before choosing Invisalign: the amount of commitment needed to make it work! For best results, your Nashua dentist will recommend wearing your aligners for no less than 20 to 22 hours each day. For younger patients, it may be too tempting to remove them more often, interrupting the treatment process. Because the aligners are lightweight and thin, misplacing or losing them is also a risk.

Interested? Call Today!

If you'd like to learn more about Invisalign from Dr. Laroque, contact our office in Nashua, New Hampshire at (603) 883-6010 to set up an appointment today!

By Robert J. LaRocque, D.D.S.
June 05, 2018
Category: Invisalign
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign TrayIf you are a teenager or adult in need of orthodontic treatment, the decision can be complicated. On the one hand, there is a straighter, more attractive smile on the other side of braces. But the drawbacks that come with getting braces after a certain age often scare people away from getting the dental care they need and want. If you need orthodontic treatment but don't want to get braces, Invisalign might be exactly what you've been looking for. Dr. Robert LaRocque, a dentist in Nashua, NH, recommends Invisalign for teenagers and adults looking for a more discreet and less invasive alternative to braces.

Get a Smile Makeover with Invisalign in Nashua, NH

In addition to the cosmetic issues, braces can affect everything from your diet to your oral hygiene habits. Because Invisalign trays are removable for up to two hours each day, you can continue to eat whatever you want and brush and floss your teeth, as usual, to protect your oral health during the treatment period.

How Invisalign Works

Once your dentist determines that Invisalign is a good option for you, a series of custom aligner trays will be designed for your specific needs. Each tray is typically worn for approximately two weeks, gradually shifting your teeth into alignment. Once the two week period is up, you replace the old tray with the next one in the series, until the treatment is completed. Depending on your situation and particular alignment needs, an Invisalign treatment can be as short as 12 months. Even if your treatment time with Invisalign is slightly longer than a year, it will still be shorter than what you might expect with traditional metal braces depending on your teeth. With Invisalign, you can continue to smile and enjoy life while your smile gradually begins to improve.

Find a Dentist in Nashua, NH

To learn more about Invisalign clear aligners, contact our office by calling 603-883-6010 to schedule an appointment with Dr. LaRocque today.

By Robert J. LaRocque, D.D.S., P.A.
April 14, 2014
Category: Invisalign
Tags: Invisible Braces  
February is a pretty eventful month. People crowded around the TV to watch the Super Bowl, and now we spend our nights invisalignwatching the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. People enjoy the excitement and suspense that come with athletic events. In regards to contact sports, they are tough, which means a person can get hurt.
 
If you enjoy physical activity, you may already know this. That’s why sports that involve body contact require players to wear protective gear and mouth guards. Now, imagine wearing braces during rigorous activity.
 
You would have to make sure that the brackets and wires don’t get damaged because it may cause discomfort; plus, if you did have a dental accident, you would need to take time out of your schedule to get the orthodontic device fixed. This is why Invisalign deserves a gold medal—it straightens your teeth without getting in the way.
 
How Invisalign Works 
In Nashua, dentist, Dr. Robert LaRocque, offers an array of cosmetic treatments, including Invisalign—removable aligners. When you wear Invisalign, take out the aligners, so you can keep your head in the game instead of worrying about damaging your metal braces.
 
Whether you are in the game or off the field, you know your smile is getting the treatment it needs with Invisalign.
 
To schedule a consultation for Invisalign, call your Nashua dentist at (603) 883-6010.