Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Wellesley
Misaligned teeth are both functional and esthetic detriments to the smile. Invisalign® clear braces are a discreet alternative to traditional orthodontics that addresses mild to moderate forms of malocclusion, helping patients achieve a straighter, better-functioning smile.
Clear Braces in Wellesley
While many believe orthodontic treatments provide purely aesthetic benefits, issues of teeth misalignment can both greatly reduce the function of an individual’s smile and increase susceptibility to damage and decay. Orthodontic intervention misalignment and protects against future dental issues.
Invisalign braces utilize clear plastic aligners custom-molded to fit each individual’s unique bite anatomy and then slightly adjusted to apply pressure in the areas that require intervention. As patients progress through treatment, they graduate to a new tray that has been further adjusted to the new anatomy of the smile. Many patients complete treatment within one year and enjoy their beautiful smile.
The benefits of clear braces include:
- No diet restrictions
- Removable design
- Practically invisible treatment
- Safe during sporting activities
While severe cases of malocclusion are better treated by traditional orthodontic intervention, Invisalign clear braces work for the majority of patients experiencing mild to moderate alignment issues. Instances of crooked, gapped, or overcrowded teeth are easily treated with Invisalign, and often done so in much less time without the added bulk.
Since treatment is dependent on a patient’s ability to comply with instructions, the perfect candidate for Invisalign ranges from professional adults to responsible teenagers.
What to Expect?
The process of receiving Invisalign is seamless. Once we’ve taken impressions of a patient’s smile, we send those blueprints to the Invisalign lab to be evaluated. The lab then sends back multiple sets of customized trays that fit snugly around the patient’s teeth. Patients may notice minimal pressure for the first few days of wearing their newest tray but can expect that pressure to subside as teeth shift into place.
Patients undergoing treatment are advised to wear their aligning trays for at least 20 hours a day, only to be removed when eating or practicing dental hygiene.
Dr. Tina Wang and her team are premier Invisalign certified providers in Wellesley. Call our practice and schedule an orthodontic consultation with one of our dentists to determine if Invisalign is best for you.