How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign offers a cosmetic alternative to metallic wires and brackets, and can cut down on the treatment time (approximately 18 months to three years for braces). The dentists at Riley Dental Associates LLC, located in Boston, MA, recommend Invisalign for adults and older adolescents who need to straighten their teeth, but may not want to commit to traditional braces.
Over 4 million people receive orthodontic treatment in the United States every year according to the American Association of Orthodontists. The majority (approximately 78%) are children between the ages of 9 and 14. However adults are not immune to the need for orthodontic treatment later in life, and many are understandably hesitant to commit to traditional metallic braces. Orthodontic treatment with traditional braces can take longer for adults, whose teeth and bone structure have long settled into place.
Get Straighter Teeth with Invisalign in Boston, MA
Invisalign consists of a set of custom designed clear plastic aligner trays, which gradually shift the teeth into place, just like braces. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks and can be removed for up to two hours a day, making it easier to maintain a normal oral hygiene and dietary routine. Because the trays are removable, there are no dietary restrictions. However, in order to be eligible for Invisalign, patients must be willing to commit to wearing the trays for at least 22 hours per day, every day.
The duration of treatment varies from person to person depending on their specific orthodontic needs, but the typical length for Invisalign users is 15 months.
Find a Dentist in Boston, MA
Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic treatment for adults and older teenagers looking for a discreet and effective method for getting straighter, properly aligned teeth. For more information and to find out if Invisalign clear aligner trays are right for you, contact Riley Dental Associates, LLC by calling (617) 723-4032 to request an appointment today.