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Invisalign Northborough

If you need Invisalign, Northborough orthodontists at Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics can provide stellar service. Your smile is the first thing people see when they interact with you. It is one of the most memorable things about any person. If you weren’t born with a perfect smile, it is never too late to take the necessary steps to change that.

Change your smile — change your life.

Invisalign NorthboroughIt sounds like hyperbole, but it is true. We offer a complimentary consultation to get all the information you need with no risk. Correcting imperfections in your smile is an investment in you. If you’re ready to find out if Invisalign might be right for your lifestyle, set up your complimentary examination.

Exploring Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign works gently to shift tooth positioning using constant pressure. Invisalign offers a revolutionary way to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Rather than brackets and wires, it uses a series of custom tray aligners. Each set of trays gently shifts teeth until they are in the correct positions.

The principle of tooth alignment works by creating a force to move teeth. With braces, tension supplies the force by tightening the archwire to pull teeth into position. With Invisalign, the force is more gentle, with constant pressure from the tray aligners to push the teeth into alignment.

A Gentle Push to a Perfect Smile

If you want Invisalign in Northborough, Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics is prepared. Beginning with your initial consultation, our doctors will evaluate your smile. If Invisalign is a good fit, they will take digital images of your mouth. Next comes the creation of a 3D “map” of your mouth.

The doctor will create a custom treatment plan that will outline the entire process from start to finish. Surprisingly, this only takes a few minutes with sophisticated computer-aided design programming. Once your treatment plan is complete, your trays will be made.

You will receive a series of tray sets. Beginning with the first set, you need to wear the trays from 10 to 22 hours per day. You will shift to a new set in the sequence approximately every two weeks. Although it may take longer, many patients report a noticeable difference within the first few weeks of wearing their aligners.

The alignment trays are nearly invisible. You can remove them for drinking, eating, and oral care, which is much more convenient than traditional braces.

Great Benefits with Invisalign Northborough

Invisalign tray aligners have many benefits over traditional braces. The most significant is near-invisibility. Most people won’t even realize that you have them on when you are wearing your aligners. Some of the other benefits include:

  • No dietary restrictions
  • Oral hygiene is easy
  • Comfortable and easy to wear
  • Durable and highly efficient

Because you remove the trays to eat, you won’t have to avoid any of your favorite foods. The trays cause your teeth to loosen slightly while moving them, so that you may experience discomfort. Switching to a softer diet the first few days with a new set of trays usually helps. You can use an over-the-counter pain reliever if necessary.

Cost Comparison — Invisalign vs. Braces

Invisalign is slightly more costly than traditional braces in a direct cost comparison. However, some trade-offs level the balance. Invisalign requires fewer and shorter appointments which offer significant time savings. The national average cost for braces ranges from $3,000 to $6,000, while Invisalign hits between $3,000 and $8,000.

The price for your braces or Invisalign depends on several factors, including:

  • Degree of misalignment
  • Age (older patients tend to take longer)
  • Location of service

At Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics in Northborough, we aim to keep our pricing affordable whether you opt for traditional braces, Invisalign, or another treatment plan.

Caring for Your Tray Aligners

Caring for Invisalign tray aligners is pretty straightforward. When you remove them to eat or drink, you should rinse them before placing them in the container. This removes saliva residue that can harbor bacteria. It is also helpful to run a soft-bristled brush over your aligners several times daily under running water.

Clean them using a drop of plain liquid soap and a soft-bristled brush whenever you brush your teeth. Avoid abrasive toothpaste, which can scratch your aligners, making them more visible.

Once-daily you should soak your aligners for 10 to 20 minutes. There are several acceptable methods for this, including using denture tablets, Invisalign Cleaning Crystals, or baking soda and water. We recommend soaking your aligner trays during your daily shower for convenience.

Answering Your Questions — FAQs

You may still have questions no matter how much you learn about your Invisalign treatment. We’ve answered some of the most common ones below. If you have questions not answered here, please do to hesitate to contact our office.

Q: How long will I wear my aligners each day?

A: Aligners should be worn as much as possible during the day and night. Ideally, that will be between 20 and 22 hours. You’ll remove the trays to eat, drink, and perform oral hygiene.

Q: Will I talk funny?

A: There may be a slight adjustment period while you become accustomed to the feel of the aligners, but once you get used to them, they should not affect your speech.

Q: Can anyone get Invisalign?

A: Almost everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. There are cases where a different treatment method might be recommended or using a combination of procedures for optimum results. Tray aligners are available for patients as young as six or seven, teens, and adults.

Q: Does insurance cover Invisalign treatment?

A: Sometimes. All insurance policies have different provisions for orthodontic care. When treatment is considered “medically necessary,” it is usually covered at least partially. Other orthodontic care is deemed cosmetic and may not be covered. The best way to check is to contact your insurance carrier to verify your level of coverage. The staff in our Northborough office can assist you with this in many cases.

Q: Does Invisalign work as effectively as braces?

A: Yes, Invisalign is as effective as traditional braces in most cases. Except in cases of highly complex malocclusion, tray aligners are a very effective alternative to braces.

Carvalho & Roth — Invisalign Northborough

If you are ready to take the first step in reshaping your smile, make an appointment for your initial consultation. Invisalign can work almost invisibly to correct your alignment issues, whether they are minor or complex.

Contact Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics in Northborough for Invisalign treatment that fits your busy lifestyle.

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