Change Your Smile Without Changing Your Lifestyle
By John M Burns DDS
September 01, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

If you wish you could change your smile without the hassle of traditional metal braces, you are in luck. Invisalign, which uses clear, invisalignplastic aligner trays rather than metal brackets and wires, gives you the same results as traditional braces discreetly and effectively. Learn more about Invisalign with Dr. John Burns in Hingham, MA.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign is similar to traditional braces in that they both use pressure placed onto the teeth to move them into their correct positions. However, Invisalign has many differences from traditional braces, including:

  • Invisalign is removable. Rather than permanently attaching Invisalign to the teeth like traditional metal braces, patients wear Invisalign’s series of clear aligner trays one after the other. The trays are completely removable, but patients should wear them at least 22 hours a day.
  • Invisalign is virtually invisible. With no metal wires or brackets, Invisalign’s clear aligner trays are unnoticeable and discreet.
  • Invisalign makes your oral care routine easy. Traditional braces require the aid of special threading flossers and, often, specialized oral care equipment like water picks to keep the teeth clean and healthy during treatment. Invisalign eliminates the need for these items and gives the patient the freedom to brush and floss just as they would normally by simply removing and rinsing the trays before their oral care routine.

Invisalign in Hingham, MA 
Invisalign is usually reserved for teens and adults who have all of their adult teeth, including their second molars. A good candidate for Invisalign should have a great at-home oral care routine and be willing to commit to wearing their aligner trays responsibly and for the appropriate amount of time each day. Your orthodontist is your best source of information in determining if Invisalign is the best orthodontic treatment for your teeth.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Burns in Hingham, MA. Call (781) 749-6750 to schedule your consultation for orthodontic treatment with Dr. Burns today!

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