Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are comfortable, convenient and virtually invisible ways to straighten your teeth and improve your bite. Treatment involves a series of removable, clear, BPA-free plastic aligners that are custom-designed by Dr. Harper or Dr. Hennessy to bring out the best in your unique smile. Not only will straightening your teeth with Invisalign boost your appearance, confidence and self-esteem, it will also enhance your oral health. To find out if you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment, schedule a complimentary consultation with a Fryeburg Invisalign provider.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic and slip over your teeth. The series of custom aligners are crafted just for you based on Dr. Harper or Dr. Hennessy’s prescription. You’ll wear your aligners for about 20 to 22 hours per day, changing them every one to two weeks. Each set of aligners is pre-programmed to achieve certain tooth movements, and as you make your way through the series, your new smile will take shape little by little.
Invisalign Teen works in the same way as Invisalign for adults, however, it’s designed especially for teenagers. The clear aligners have features such as eruption tabs to accommodate erupting molars. The Invisalign Teen system also includes a few free replacements aligners to give mom and dad peace of mind.
With both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, since you’ll take the aligners out to eat and drink, as well as to brush and floss your teeth, there are no food restrictions and oral hygiene is a breeze. Unlike braces, you won’t have to worry about brackets and wires getting in the way, causing discomfort and irritation, or cutting your lips and cheeks.
Benefits of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen Treatment
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen aligners are crafted from smooth, clear, BPA-free plastic and are custom-molded for the perfect fit. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Comfortable and Convenient
Invisalign aligners won’t cause irritation and don’t require adjustments. Since the aligners are removable, you can brush and floss as you normally would and eat whatever you’d like.
Creates a Beautiful Smile and a Healthy Bite
With clear aligners, we can treat a wide variety of orthodontic problems to give you straighter teeth and a more functional bite. You’ll smile with confidence and experience improved oral health.
What to Expect
You’ll start your smiley journey by having a consultation with a Mount Washington Valley Invisalign provider at Fryeburg Dental Center. At this visit, Dr. Harper or Dr. Hennessy will evaluate your bite and ensure you’re a good candidate for clear aligners. A team member will then take digital impressions in order to create a virtual, 3D model of your mouth. Dr. Harper or Dr. Hennessy will plan your treatment, mapping out each individual tooth movement directly on this computerized model for maximum precision. They’ll send their specifications to the Invisalign lab and a series of custom, clear aligners will be created for you.
When your clear aligners are ready, you’ll pick them up and wear them for 20 to 22 hours per day. Depending on your treatment plan, you’ll swap out your aligners for a new set every one or two weeks. During your treatment, you’ll come in for regular visits so we can check on your progress. Since Invisalign and Invisalign Teen don’t require adjustments, these check-ups are quick and easy.
When you remove your last set of aligners, you’ll have a fantastic smile to show for it. As the final step in your treatment, we’ll design a custom retainer for you to ensure your results last a lifetime. Ready to get started? Schedule your consultation with an experienced Fryeburg Invisalign and Invisalign Teen provider today!