If you have crooked teeth or a malpositioned bite, consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. The advanced treatment system can improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw. At Lakeside Family Dental experienced general and family dentist Assia Fain, DMD, PhD, prescribes Invisalign to adults and teens. To make an appointment in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, call the office or book online today.
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment. It uses a series of removable, plastic mouthpieces to improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw.
Treatment with Invisalign is comfortable and discreet. Plus, there aren’t any brackets or wires, so you don’t have to worry about cuts or scratches to your cheeks or lips.
Lakeside Family Dental uses Invisalign to correct various alignment issues, including:
You might also benefit from treatment with Invisalign if you have a bite abnormality, like crossbite, overbite, or underbite.
Before recommending Invisalign treatment, your Lakeside Family Dental provider reviews your dental records, conducts an oral exam, and takes a series of oral X-rays. They use the exam and X-rays to assess the alignment of your teeth and jaw.
Next, your provider takes digital scans of your mouth and uploads them to a computer-aided design (CAD) program. They use the program to develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan that maps the movements of your teeth and jaw.
After finalizing the Invisalign treatment plan, your Lakeside Family Dental provider sends your scans to an Invisalign lab. Techs at the lab then manufacture custom Invisalign orthodontic aligners.
When the lab finishes your aligners, you return to Lakeside Family Dental and try them on. Then, your dentist makes adjustments, ensuring a perfect fit.
During treatment, you visit Lakeside Family Dental every few weeks. At each checkup, your provider conducts an exam, monitors your progress, and has you change into a new set of aligners.
Each set of aligners places pressure on your teeth and jaw, gradually improving their position.
The length of time that Invisalign treatment takes depends on several factors, including your age, the severity of the alignment issues, and your commitment to the care plan. Most people finish treatment in 12-18* months, but it may take longer. To ensure a positive outcome, make sure to attend each scheduled checkup.
To see if you can benefit from Invisalign, make an appointment at Lakeside Family Dental by calling the office or booking online today.