Plenty of adults want to do something about their crooked teeth, but the most well-known treatment – traditional metal braces – can be unappealing; the metal brackets and wires can make you self-conscious about your appearance, and there’ll be limits on what you can eat during the process, which can last two or three years. At EMA Dental, we offer Invisalign in East Longmeadow as an aesthetically superior solution that can discreetly give you the smile you deserve.
Invisalign – also known as clear braces – employs a series of clear plastic aligning trays. They’re custom-made from impressions of your teeth in order to make slight adjustments over time. Each tray is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next one. The trays can be taken out at any time, but you’ll need to wear them for at least 22 hours a day. After 8 to 18 months, you’ll see a dramatic change in the alignment of your teeth.
Every patient is in a different situation, and while Invisalign’s removable nature can make it a very attractive option, it’s not suitable for everyone. In general, teens and adults who are able to strictly follow instructions from their dentist in Longmeadow are better candidates for Invisalign than young children who are prone to taking out their trays too often or forgetting to follow the schedule.
Invisalign can be used to correct:
That said, Invisalign can’t be used to treat all forms of misalignment. We’ll examine the state of your oral health to help you determine the best course of action.
There are many reasons why we recommend Invisalign to patients:
If you’re interested in Invisalign or other forms of cosmetic dentistry, schedule a consultation with us today!