Levesque Dentistry in Nashua is an Invisalign® provider and offers this option for teen and adult patients needing mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is often recommended as an alternative to traditional metal braces for the treatment of a range of dental health or cosmetic concerns. Invisalign provides several benefits to oral health as well as the convenience of comfortable, removable retainers that gradually realign teeth in about a year.
Why Should You Straighten Your Teeth?
Straightening your teeth can lead to healthier gums, improved oral hygiene and a decreased risk of abnormal wear. Crooked teeth are not only more difficult to clean, but can be the underlying cause of bite problems and TMJ related disorders.
A straight smile also boosts your sense of confidence in your appearance, something that can have a positive impact on your daily life in many ways. If you are an adult who is experiencing relapse and tooth movement after previous orthodontic treatment as a child or teen, Invisalign can be a great solution for restoring a smile that is looks and feels good.
Invisalign® What to Expect
The Invisalign process will begin with impressions, taken using a digital hand held device for convenience and comfort. These images are then used in conjunction with the Invisalign CAD/CAM software to create a detailed treatment plan for your smile. We will send this information to the Invisalign lab and they will return a custom made set of clear aligners that will gently reposition your teeth.
You will be required to wear the aligners up to 22 hours a day, changing them out every couple of weeks as your new smile emerges. The aligners can be removed easily for eating your favorite foods and daily oral hygiene. Invisalign offers some additional benefits that make treatment preferable when compared to traditional metal braces:
Clear, invisible aligners are discreet- no one has to know you are wearing braces
Removing aligners for dental care and hygiene enables patients to maintain a clean and healthy smile during treatment
Aligners are made of a smooth material that does not irritate the gums and soft tissues of the mouth as wires and brackets do
Once treatment is complete, typically in 12-18 months, we recommend the use of a retainer to maintain your straight, new smile.