It was not so long ago that getting your teeth straightened meant years spent wearing uncomfortable metal braces. Perhaps you remember wearing those uncomfortable braces as a kid, or getting your own kids fitted for them. You may think that those metal braces are still the only path to a great smile, but that is no longer the case thanks to Invisalign in Nashua.
Nashua dentist, Dr. Albert St. Germain is certified in Invisalign and specializes in giving you the great smile you have always dreamed of without the discomfort or unsightly appearance of metal braces. Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign system is nearly invisible. Chances are your friends will not even know you are wearing them unless you choose to reveal it. Invisalign uses 3D imaging techniques to design a treatment plan as unique as you are. This 3D imaging technology traces your smile with the utmost precision – from your initial Invisalign consultation through the desired position of your straightened teeth.
What is Invisalign and How Does it Work?
The Invisalign procedure involves the use of clear aligners, each of which is custom made just for your teeth. After the fitting is complete, patients wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, after which they are replaced with a new set. This process continues until the desired appearance is achieved.
What Are the Benefits of the Invisalign Procedure?
One of the biggest benefits our Nashua patients receive from Invisalign is the fact that those custom-made aligners are virtually invisible. That means adults can wear them with confidence, without worrying about their appearance or feeling self-conscious about their smiles.
The aligners created in Invisalign labs are fully removable, making it easy for patients to get on with their lives while wearing them. You can easily remove the Invisalign aligners when you brush and floss your teeth and when you eat and drink. You do not have to worry about metal brackets or wires like with traditional braces. The Invisalign system is unobtrusive and easy to live with.
Another benefit of Invisalign is that patients can see their finished results virtually, making it easy for them to track their progress against the ultimate goal. You can easily see what your teeth will look like after the treatment is complete.
Eat What You Want
Culinary enthusiasts will be glad to know they are free to eat what they want while enjoying the benefits of the Invisalign treatment. Since the aligners are fully removable, you are free to enjoy your favorite foods, without worrying about food getting stuck to metal braces. You can simply remove your aligners, put them in a safe place, enjoy your meal, then place the aligners back in your mouth. The aligners should also be removed to brush and floss your teeth.
If you are in the Nashua area and would like to know more about the cost of Invisalign or find out if Invisalign is right for you, please contact us or make an appointment online today.