Traditional braces aren’t for everybody. Although they are an effective form of orthodontic treatment, traditional braces can be painful, uncomfortable, obvious, and even embarrassing for older patients. This is why Hammond Pond Dental Group in Chestnut Hill, MA currently offers Invisalign®️ for patients who would like to straighten their teeth without the hassle of metal wires and brackets.
Invisalign is a trademarked type of braces characterized by clear aligners that sit over the teeth. These aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth to slowly correct crookedness and minor imperfections like overbite and underbite.
Each aligner is custom made to fit your unique smile. The average patient will need 20 to 30 aligners over a period of 6 to 18 months, depending on the condition of their teeth.
Invisalign is intended for patients who have minor orthodontic problems and are over the age of 16.
Many older patients choose Invisalign for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is for aesthetics, as the clear aligners are almost invisible when worn. This means patients don’t have to worry about any perceived stereotypes about braces and will still feel like themselves.
Besides cosmetics, many people find Invisalign to be more comfortable than traditional braces because there are no tightening appointments or wires to dig into the gums and cheeks. The aligners can also be taken out to clean the teeth, making it easy to avoid decay or having food get trapped underneath brackets.
Not everyone is able to wear Invisalign, so it’s important to schedule an appointment with a qualified orthodontist and dentist. We recommend contacting our office in Chestnut Hill, MA at Hammond Pond Dental Group for an initial exam to determine the condition of your teeth and whether or not the aligners will fit over your teeth.
If you are a candidate, then we can make a mold of your teeth to send to the lab for the creation of your first aligner.