Posts for: January, 2015

By Robert J. LaRocque, D.D.S., P.A.
January 15, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Find out the technology behind getting Invisalign in Nashua, NH and how it works.

Have you been contemplating how a straighter smile could enhance your appearance? If so, then you’ve probably been thinking about getting braces; however, maybe you want to get that perfect smile, but you’re not so keen on wearing a mouth full of metal. Luckily, with Invisalign in Nashua, now you don’t have to. Opt for the clear way to straighten your teeth that no one will notice.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that look similar to the whitening trays you may see with commercial teeth whitening kits. These aligners are custom-made to fit both the top and bottom rows of teeth to help correct common malocclusions and straighten smiles.

How does Invisalign work?

These clear braces might not look like the traditional braces you remember from your past; however, they are just as effective at moving teeth back into their proper position. Just by wearing these aligners your teeth will receive the proper pressure and controlled force needed to slowly shift teeth. Invisalign easily controls both the timing and the force of tooth movement, and each aligner moves teeth only a certain amount as determined by your Nashua dentist Robert LaRocque, D.D.S., P.A.

How long is treatment with Invisalign?

The length of treatment will depend on severity of the patient’s smile; however, most Invisalign treatments only take about a year for adult wearers. However, teens may need to wear their braces longer than adult patients. Your Nashua dentist can give you a better idea of how long treatment will take when you come in for an evaluation.

What are the advantages of wearing Invisalign?

The main advantage is that you can straighten teeth without anyone noticing, as each aligner is clear. Furthermore, the aligners are removable, so there is no need to change your diet like as would with traditional metal braces. This means you can still enjoy all of your favorite foods while also straightening your teeth. Just remember to brush your teeth and rinse out your aligners before putting them back in. Your oral care regime won’t need to change either, as you can remove your braces prior to brushing and flossing.

If you want to know if Invisalign is right for you, give us a call at (603) 883-6010 to schedule an initial consultation. We would be happy to sit down and discuss your treatment options.