Invisalign Clear Aligners Worcester

Straightening Your Teeth Without the Unnecessary Metal

A smile full of straight, symmetrical teeth looks great and is easier to keep free of harmful plaque and bacteria deposits. Unfortunately, many adults are reluctant to undergo the long orthodontic therapy needed to straighten their teeth because conventional braces are conspicuous, can cause discomfort, and limit your food choices. Now, there’s a less noticeable and restriction-free option with Invisalign in Worcester. Call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Savas or Dr. Donohue and learn more about this clear aligner system.

Why Choose Worcester Dental Arts for Invisalign Clear Aligners?

  • Updated Technology to Make Treatment More Comfortable
  • We Welcome and Maximize Dental Insurance
  • Patient-Focused Care in a Warm and Friendly Environment

How Invisalign Works

Hand putting an Invisalign clear aligner in Worcester into its storage case

Invisalign differs from metal braces because brackets and wires aren’t used to move your teeth. Instead, an impression of your mouth is taken to fabricate a series of aligners that apply consistent pressure to your teeth. You’ll wear the clear aligners for at least 22 hours per day to gradually reposition your teeth. After about one week, you’ll switch to the next aligner in the series. Although everyone’s treatment plan differs, it takes about 12 months to finish the series.

Who Is Right for Invisalign?

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Invisalign can be used to resolve a variety of alignment and bite concerns, including:

Crowded Teeth

Illustrated mouth with crowded teeth

Crowded teeth are more difficult to clean, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Moving them into their correct positions will give you a healthier smile overall.

Spaces Between Teeth

Person with gap between two front teeth holding Invisalign tray

Gaps between your teeth aren’t just unattractive. They also make it easy for food particles and plaque to get trapped between your teeth. Closing the spaces gives you a straight smile you’ll want to show off.

Bite Alignment

Illustrated mouth with overbite

The positioning of your teeth also impacts the way your upper and lower teeth come together when you close your mouth. Invisalign can resolve a variety of bite issues to improve your oral functions.

Benefits of Invisalign

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Invisalign achieves the dramatic results you desire while requiring very few changes in your day-to-day lifestyle, diet, and activities. You’ll enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • Less noticeable to feel confident during your treatment.
  • No tugging or pulling on your teeth.
  • No irritation to the inside of your lips or cheeks.
  • Easy oral hygiene routine because the aligners are removable.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • No dietary restrictions to enjoy your favorite foods.
  • Less time in the dental chair because you don’t need adjustments.
  • Quick results in as few as 12 months.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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It’s often thought Invisalign costs more than traditional braces, but aligners are more affordable than you might have been led to believe. There isn’t a set price you can expect to pay because there are various factors influencing the cost, like the severity of your orthodontic concerns. Dr. Savas or Dr. Donohue will provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation and discuss your payment options, like using your dental insurance. We will help you find the solutions you need to get a straight smile without breaking the bank.

Invisalign FAQs

Invisalign requires an investment of both your time and money, so it’s natural to want to have all the facts upfront. For this reason, our knowledgeable team would be happy to answer any questions you have during your initial consultation. Of course, if you prefer to do your research online, that’s okay too! That’s why we’ve responded to some of the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign in Worcester right here.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

One of the perks that draws many patients to Invisalign is the shorter average treatment timelines. While traditional braces can take 24+ months to complete, the clear aligners deliver the same results in just 12-18. Determining the exact length of time needed to properly align your teeth necessitates a consultation. During this visit, our cosmetic dentist in Worcester will take a look at your teeth, assess the state of your current oral health, and learn about your smile goals (all of which will be used to create a timeline estimate).

What Happens After Invisalign?

Once you’ve worked through your entire series of clear aligners, you’ll be given a retainer. This small but mighty orthodontic appliance serves a very important purpose: it helps prevent orthodontic relapse! Immediately following your treatment, you’ll be asked to wear it for 20-22 hours a day (pretty much any time you aren’t eating or brushing your teeth). After your teeth have “set,” you’ll be given the green light to wear them solely at night.

What if My Invisalign Broke?

If one of your Invisalign aligners breaks, don’t panic. Instead, get in touch with your dentist right away. From there, they can take a look at your treatment plan and determine the best course of action. For example, if you just started wearing that tray, then you may be told to wear the previous one until a replacement arrives. On the other hand, if you only had a day or two left of wearing that aligner, then you may be instructed to simply start wearing the next aligner. Note: do NOT do so without your dentist’s approval and don’t attempt to remedy the situation on your own by using a household adhesive, like super glue.

Can You Eat with Invisalign?

No, you cannot eat with your Invisalign aligners in. This can cause them to warp, making them virtually useless. The good news is that they are removable, which allows you to enjoy all of your favorite foods carefree throughout your treatment! Just be sure to limit your intake of sugary foods and beverages. After all, the last thing you want is for a cavity to cause you to fall off track.

How Do I Clean My Invisalign?

Cleaning your aligners regularly is essential, especially if you want them to stay clear and odor-free. Daily, you should rinse them off in lukewarm water each time you remove them and before you put them back in. You can use a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove food particles and plaque that has accumulated throughout the day. On a weekly basis, you should soak them in the cleaning crystals or another orthodontist-recommended cleaner for 15-30 minutes. To avoid this best practice from digging into your 20-22 hour a day wear time, do this while you’re eating lunch or dinner.