Invisalign – Lebanon, NH
The Convenient Path to Straighter, Healthier Teeth
Many adults know they need orthodontic treatment, but they do not wish to commit to traditional metal braces because they are concerned about the way braces look. For such individuals, Invisalign offers a convenient alternative. This treatment uses clear, practically invisible aligners to reposition teeth — no metal brackets and wires required. At Santavicca Dental Professionals, we are proud to offer Invisalign to help our patients achieve straighter, healthier, and more attractive teeth.
How Invisalign Works
If you are a candidate for Invisalign, your cosmetic dentist will take images and impressions of your teeth, which will serve as the basis for designing a series of custom, clear aligners. After the Invisalign laboratory creates your aligners, you will wear each one for 20 – 22 hours each day for about two weeks before you graduate to the next one. Each aligner will apply constant, gentle pressure to your teeth and move them a bit closer to their ideal positions. After you work your way through all of your aligners, you will have a healthier and more functional mouth.
Throughout your treatment period, you will come to us for periodic checkups so we can assess your progress with Invisalign and provide you with the next few aligners in your series. These checkups usually only take a few minutes; you might even be able to stop in during your lunch break for an appointment.
Benefits of Invisalign
Orthodontic treatment in general is extremely beneficial. Well-aligned teeth are at a lower risk of decay and premature wear and tear than crooked teeth. They can also prevent TMJ disorder and improve your facial aesthetics.
Some benefits that are specific to Invisalign include:
- Although the aligners are not totally invisible, they are unlikely to be the first thing onlookers notice about your appearance.
- No dietary restrictions. Because the aligners are removable, you will have the freedom to eat whatever you like.
- Easy oral hygiene. The aligners’ removability makes it easy for patients to brush and floss their teeth.
- Invisalign is free of metal brackets and wires that might irritate the soft tissue in your mouth. Many patients are surprised by how comfortable the entire treatment process is.
Indications for Invisalign
Most adults and many responsible adolescents are candidates for Invisalign. If you are suffering from any of the following orthodontic issues, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team so we can confirm your candidacy for Invisalign and get started on planning your treatment:
- Rotated teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Malocclusion (crossbite, underbite, or overbite)
The Cost of Invisalign
The cost of Invisalign varies from patient to patient. When you visit us for your consultation, we will provide you with an estimate for the cost of your treatment. We will also help you explore how your insurance or financing may be able to help you fit Invisalign into your budget. Although Invisalign costs a significant amount of money, it is a worthwhile investment that could dramatically improve your oral health and bolster your confidence.