Traditional braces are a beneficial form of orthodontic treatment. They help to straighten the teeth and prevent future problems like overbites, underbites, and overlapping bicuspids.
For adults who need orthodontic treatment but are nervous about wearing traditional braces, Andover Cosmetic Dental Group in Andover offers a simple solution: Invisalign®️.
Invisalign®️ is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses custom-made, clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth instead of metal, ceramic, and wires. The aligners sit over the teeth and are invisible to the naked eye while still applying gentle pressure to correct common issues like crooked teeth or mild overbites.
At Andover Cosmetic Dental Group, we recommend Invisalign®️ for our teenage and adult patients in Andover. The aligners are as effective as traditional braces but have fewer downsides like no painful tightening appointments, no cutting wires, and the ability to eat foods like caramel and popcorn. You can even remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth, helping you maintain proper oral health and hygiene.
The manufacturer of Invisalign®️ creates the aligners for patients who are 16 years of age or older, and who have only minor misalignments or malocclusions.
If you’re interested in Invisalign®️, all you need to do is schedule an appointment with our qualified dentist. After an initial visual and tactile exam, our dentist will take x-rays of your mouth to see how your teeth and jawbones are aligned. If you are a candidate for the treatment, a mold will be taken of your teeth and sent to the dental lab that creates the Invisalign®️ aligners.
After two weeks, your first aligner will be ready and can be fitted to your mouth. You will need to wear these aligners over the course of 12-18 months to correct any misalignment. Afterward, you will wear a retainer at night but will have a new, straighter smile. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!