Straighten Your Smile Discreetly
By John M Burns DDS
September 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

If left untreated, your misaligned teeth or jaw may begin causing issues which could affect eating or speaking or even put you at a higher invisalignrisk of tooth decay and gum disease. If the thought of orthodontic treatment with metal brackets and wires turns you off to the idea of correcting your smile, Invisalign could be for you. Find out more about Invisalign and how it can help your smile with Dr. John Burns in Hingham, MA.

Can Invisalign help my smile? 
Invisalign treats the same orthodontic issues as traditional metal braces, only in a different way. Some common problems Invisalign can correct include:

  • misaligned teeth
  • uneven teeth
  • overcrowded teeth
  • under crowded teeth
  • overbite
  • underbite
  • cross bite
  • open bite

How does Invisalign work? 
Invisalign’s design allows it to straighten your smile without the metal brackets and wires required of traditional braces. Instead, patients wear Invisalign’s clear plastic trays in the mouth, removing them to eat and brush their teeth. Like traditional braces, the trays place slight pressure onto the teeth to move them into their corrected positions. Patients should wear their Invisalign trays at least 22 hours a day to ensure their treatment stays on track. In some cases, small, tooth-colored bumps called attachments placed onto the teeth help pinpoint the pressure placed onto certain teeth.

Invisalign Treatment in Hingham, MA
For the best results, your Invisalign treatment should correspond with a strong at-home oral care routine and commitment to seeing your orthodontist every six weeks for check ups. Patients can remove Invisalign to perform their oral care routine, making caring for your teeth just as easy as before braces. Brush twice daily for at least two minutes and floss between each tooth at least once daily. Poor oral care or not wearing your aligner trays the recommended amount of time can cause longer treatment times or other complications.

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

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