Invisalign® in Attleboro, MA
Attleboro Family Dental Care provides Invisalign in Attleboro, MA. Call 508-552-4222 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Invisalign offers patients a completely new way to straighten teeth and achieve beautiful smiles. Instead of using metal brackets and wires to bring teeth into proper alignment, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to exert gentle pressure on the teeth to shift them into their new positions.
At Attleboro Family Dental Care, our orthodontist Dr. Yuhe Lu uses an advanced 3D imaging system to create a model of your teeth and jaw. This model is used to carefully plan every step of your Invisalign treatment. Once you receive your aligners, you’ll wear each set for about two weeks before switching to the next. Your teeth will gradually move over time, but because Invisalign is clear, your friends, classmates, and coworkers won’t even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Although most patients choose Invisalign primarily because it’s inconspicuous, there are many other reasons why it’s a great option:
- Oral hygiene is easier with Invisalign because your aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing.
- There are no dietary restrictions since you’ll take your aligners out when you eat.
- Treatment time with Invisalign is often faster than with traditional braces, depending on the amount and type of orthodontic correction needed.
- Invisalign is more comfortable than braces because there are no wires or brackets to irritate the soft tissues in your mouth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
How long do you have to wear Invisalign?
Your treatment time for Invisalign depends on the amount of correction needed, the number of aligners you’re given, and your compliance with the program. Most patients have treatment times around 12 months.
Which is better, braces or Invisalign?
While there are some orthodontic cases that cannot be corrected with Invisalign, for most patients, both braces and Invisalign are effective treatment options. Choosing which is best comes down to your personal preferences and lifestyle. Most patients prefer Invisalign because it’s comfortable, convenient, and discreet.
Do you have to wear a retainer after Invisalign?
Yes, just like any other orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to wear a retainer after Invisalign to maintain your results and prevent orthodontic relapse.
Do you sleep with Invisalign in?
Yes, you’ll need to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day, so it’s important to keep your aligners in while you sleep. Invisalign only works when you wear the aligners, so if you take them out often, your treatment time will be longer.
How painful is Invisalign?
Most patients have some discomfort with Invisalign, but it’s very rarely described as painful. You’ll experience the most discomfort in the days after starting treatment, as your teeth will have to get used to the pressure aligners exert in order to correct the alignment of your bite. You may also notice some soreness each time you switch to a new set of aligners as you progress through your treatment, but this is usually minor.
Call 508-552-4222 to schedule your appointment.