With time, natural processes of such as aging, tooth decay or past tooth extractions may result in your teeth coming out of alignment. Occasionally this change is so minute that traditional metal and bracket braces aren’t necessary. Invisalign® utilizes clear plastic aligners to help adults with minor alignment issues to straighten their smile in as little as six to eight weeks.
To be fitted for Invisalign, your Quincy Center Dental Associates dentists, Drs. Nathaniel Chan and Molly Barrett, will need to examine your mouth and take a few X-rays. This gives them a clear understanding of the structure of your mouth and it also helps define your alignment goals. Our dentist will then form a detailed impression of your teeth to serve as a guide for the Invisalign laboratory technicians who produce your custom aligners.
Each set of aligners is designed to gradually and progressively adjust the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth into the sockets. You will need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day to minimize the total duration of the realignment process.
After two weeks you will switch to another set of aligners that will bring your teeth a little bit closer to their ideal alignment. Most people meet their alignment goal in about six to eight weeks.
While wearing your Invisalign aligners you may drink normally, but will need to remove them when eating food. Please avoid smoking and chewing gum while the aligners are in your mouth. When you are not wearing the aligners, please keep them in the case provided.
If you have minor alignment issues with your teeth and are interested in Invisalign in Quincy, Massachusetts, please call Quincy Center Dental Associates at 617-934-4914 to see if you’re a viable candidate for this treatment. Drs. Nathaniel Chan and Molly Barrett look forward to restoring your beautiful smile!