Are you one of those people who turns a little shy and self conscious, thinking if you smile naturally or laugh too hard that people are going to be staring at your snaggletooth or gaps between your teeth? You know you want straighter teeth but you just hate the thought of going through braces. Sound familiar?
The good news is that there is a way to get straighter teeth and give you the smile you want without having to wear braces. It’s a way in which your teeth can move without most people even noticing that you are undergoing treatment. What is this wonderful breakthrough? It’s called Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system that uses 3-D imaging and design to create aligners – thin, clear plastic molds that fit snuggly over your teeth. Aligners are designed specifically for you according to your individual treatment needs. They are not bulky so they blend well with your teeth and they won’t interfere with how you speak. Most people won’t even notice you wearing them! The aligners are removed when you eat so you can eat the foods you normally would. How you brush and floss doesn’t change and the aligners themselves are easy to clean.
How do I get Invisalign?
The first thing to do is find a dentist who has completed Invisalign training and is certified as an Invisalign provider. Many general dentists are qualified and experienced in Invisalign treatment which can often be very convenient. At New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, Dr. Bhavisha Patel and Dr. Priti Amlani are certified Invisalign dentists in the Nashua NH area.
The Invisalign Consultation
Once you have found an Invisalign dentist schedule a consultation appointment. During the consultation you’ll have time to speak with the dentist about what you want to achieve with your smile. The dentist will examine your teeth and mouth to determine if Invisalign can get you straighter teeth and the smile you want.
How Invisalign Works
The process begins with x-rays, photographs and models of your teeth which are used to create a computer-generated 3-D image of your mouth. With all the information gathered, the dentist creates your individualized treatment plan and a series of custom aligners is made. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before changing to the next one. Your teeth gradually move as the aligners alter tooth position at each stage. Most Invisalign treatment takes from six to twelve months to complete. Expect dental appointments with your Invisalign dentist every four to six weeks.
If you’re looking for an Invisalign dentist Nashua NH area, Amherst is right next door. Call New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry today. Straighter teeth and a beautiful smile – it’s a healthy combination.