Invisalign® Treatment Timeline

By John Meola on April 02, 2013

Boston Invisalign TimelineOne of the most important and revolutionary advances in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry, the Invisalign® system allows dental patients to straighten their teeth and perfect their smiles all without conspicuous and often uncomfortable wires and metal brackets. Invisalign® aligners offer a multitude of benefits that make them the ideal alternative to traditional metal braces and other orthodontic appliances for suitable candidates.

If you are searching for a Boston cosmetic dentist that offers Invisalign® treatment, then you owe it to yourself to visit Dental Associates of New England. Our practice combines a team with unparalleled talent and experience, a state-of-the-art facility, and the most advanced procedures and techniques into two convenient locations. We can help you straighten your teeth and beautify your smile painlessly and discreetly with Invisalign®. If you are interested in learning more about the Invisalign® system, whether on behalf of yourself or a member of your family, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our Boston cosmetic dentistry practice today.

During your consultation with one of our experienced dentists in Boston, Invisalign® timeline issues will be described to you in great detail, along with the benefits and risks of the treatment, and other considerations. So don’t wait another moment - take that first step toward a healthy, vibrant, beautifully straight smile today!

Invisalign® Treatment Schedule

Invisalign® offers many benefits, including results comparable to those produced by traditional metal braces in roughly the same amount of time that treatment with metal braces would require. Most patients who are suitable candidates for Invisalign® treatment are able to achieve excellent results within six months to a year, depending on their orthodontic needs and goals.

Over the course of treatment, our Boston Invisalign® patients are expected to wear several custom-crafted aligners, each designed to guide the teeth ever closer to their optimal positions within the mouth. Every two weeks or so, patients switch out the aligner they are currently wearing for the next in the series. The aligners are comfortable and virtually invisible from a reasonable distance, making the treatment a relative snap. Unlike traditional metal braces, the Invisalign® aligners can be removed for up to two hours a day. Therefore, patients can eat whatever they like (though, of course, they are advised to eat healthy foods) and can brush and floss with ease. The restrictions that metal braces impose on patients for up to a year, and in some cases even longer, are practically non-existent with Invisalign®

More severe cases of misalignment may require a treatment time of more than a year. Unfortunately, Invisalign® is not a suitable treatment for all patients, and certain patients may not be able to achieve the results they desire with Invisalign®. In these cases, traditional orthodontic treatment may be recommended or even necessary to preserving their oral health and comfort.

Learn More about Invisalign®

If you would like to learn more about the Invisalign® timeline, or you would like to find out whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign® treatment at our Boston practice, please email, call, or stop by one of our two office locations today.

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