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Am I Candidate For Short-Term Orthodontics?

When making a difficult decision, convenience certainly plays a big role in the final decision. If you’ve been hiding your smile out of embarrassment because of crooked, misaligned teeth, you may have been avoiding orthodontics because of the inconvenience of traditional metal braces.

But we have some good news for you! At First Dental Associates, we offer short-term orthodontics that can give you the straighter smile of your dreams in the convenient package you desire.

Invisalign As Short-Term Orthodontics

Our patients are thrilled when they learn that they don’t have to sport a mouthful of metal to get the straight teeth they desire. Invisalign can change the way you think about orthodontics and encourage you to finally do something about the crooked smile you’re too embarrassed to show off.

Invisalign is a teeth straightening technique that uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth. You will use a series of the aligners, similar to retainers, to gently, gradually move your teeth until you’re left with a beautiful, straight smile.

Invisalign aligners are custom-made and fit right over your natural teeth. Every 2-3 weeks you will replace your current aligners with new ones that will carefully nudge your teeth in the right direction. Over time, your perfect smile will start to come together.

You’ll visit our Reading, MA office every six weeks to make sure your treatment is progressing as it should. In no time at all, you’ll have a much straighter smile!

Benefits of Invisalign

There are many advantages to choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces. Some of the biggest benefits include:

  • Comfort

Without a single piece of metal, Invisalign just may be the most comfortable orthodontic treatment option on the market. The clear aligners are custom-made to fit snugly in your mouth, preventing irritation and unnecessary slippage.

  • Appearance

Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic treatment option which makes it great for patients with high visibility jobs. It’s also a great feature for patients who want straighter teeth without having to deal with a mouthful of metal for years to come.

  • Duration

Speaking of years, wouldn’t it be nice if you could have the straighter smile of your dreams in just one? Typically, an Invisalign treatment takes nine to 15 months to complete. At First Dental Associates, we also offer Invisalign Express 10. Express 10 is designed to give you the straight smile you desire in just three to six months! That’s just a fraction of the time it takes with traditional metal braces!

Who Is A Candidate For Invisalign?

No matter your age, if your teeth are crowded, misaligned, or crooked, there’s a good chance you’re a candidate for Invisalign. Typically, Invisalign works best for teens and adults who want to fix the following problems, as long as the issues aren’t too severe:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Are You Willing To Make The Commitment?

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. That is certainly an advantage to Invisalign, but it also means patients have to hold themselves accountable if they want to see real results.

Invisalign aligners can be removed when you eat and when you brush and floss your teeth. However, they should be worn the rest of the time, including while you sleep. The aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day.

Wearing removable aligners requires a certain amount of discipline because of how easy it can be to leave your aligners out for longer than you should and not meet the standard 20-22 hours per day.

Don’t Wait Another Day To Learn More About Invisalign

It’s time to do something about the smile you’re too embarrassed to show. Don’t wait another day to call our Reading, MA office to learn more about Invisalign. To find out if you’re a candidate for short-term orthodontics and Invisalign, request a consultation with one of our experts.

Call First Dental Associates at (781) 435-7290 or contact us online. We look forward to speaking with you!

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