Invisalign® Treatment in Sudbury, MA

A Comfortable, Discreet Alternative to Braces

Traditional braces have been a reliable treatment for realigning teeth for years. However, most patients seek out options that avoid the hassles of metal wires.

At Boston Post Dental & Implants, we proudly offer Invisalign clear aligners as a less invasive alternative to conventional braces. Dr. Ye is a board-certified Invisalign provider and will work with you to ensure we achieve the results you desire.

Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. Thanks to Invisalign, it’s never been easier or more convenient to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

The Daily Invisalign Experience

For the first few days of each stage of your Invisalign treatment, you may feel minor discomfort as your teeth get used to the added pressure, similar to what traditional braces patients experience after adjustments. This is perfectly normal and a sign that the aligners are doing their job.

The difference is that with Invisalign, you may be tempted to take the aligners off to relieve the pressure. Resist that temptation, because it will delay your results! You should wear your aligners at all times during your treatment, except during meals and snacks and while brushing and flossing your teeth. Wearing them less often will make your treatment take longer.

Potential patients often ask if Invisalign will make it difficult to speak clearly. Most Invisalign patients experience very little difficulty with speaking clearly while wearing their aligners, but there will likely be an adjustment period as you get used to having them in your mouth.

Caring for Your Invisalign Trays

To clean your aligners, brush and rinse them in lukewarm water and use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. Make sure you’re also brushing and flossing after each meal before you re-insert your aligners.

One of the best advantages of clear aligners over traditional wire braces is that there is no banned foods list! As long as you are brushing and flossing before putting your aligners back in, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without compromising your orthodontic treatment!

Gum can stick to your aligners, so it’s not a good idea to chew it while they’re in. Take your aligners out for all meals and snacks. We also discourage smoking during Invisalign treatment, as it can stain and discolor the aligners, as well as put you at risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Retainers After Invisalign

Retainers are crucial at the end of any orthodontic treatment, whether you’re using clear aligners or traditional wire braces because it takes time for teeth to get used to their new positions. Make sure to wear your retainers as directed by the doctor.

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What Can Invisalign Help With?

Invisalign is designed to treat a variety of dental problems that can impact your oral health. During your consultation, we’ll thoroughly examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign is an effective treatment for you. Typically, Invisalign is used to treat the following issues:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Open bite

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign clear aligners offer a wide variety of benefits that traditional braces can’t match, including:

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Discreet

Due to their sleek design, Invisalign is virtually invisible so no one will be able to tell you’re wearing them.

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Comfort

Each set of aligners is customized to fit your teeth perfectly. With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about painful bracket adjustments or metal wires poking your teeth and gums.

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Fast

Invisalign treatment can be completed in as little as 12 months, up to two times faster than traditional metal braces.

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Removable

You can take your aligners out in any situation⎼ before eating and drinking, playing sports, and other activities, allowing you to live without restrictions.

The Invisalign Treatment Process

Straightening your teeth has never been quicker. With this easy three-step process, you’ll get the smile you’ve always wanted.

Your Consultation With Dr. Ye:

During your first visit, you’ll discuss your smile goals and Dr. Ye will answer any questions you may have about the procedure. We’ll also take high-quality digital impressions of your smile. This scan will be sent to a laboratory where your customized aligners will be crafted just for you.

Wearing Your Aligners:

Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of aligners that are swapped out every two weeks for a new set. To achieve your desired results, you’ll need to wear your aligners for about 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat or drink. Each set of aligners is designed to only influence a certain set of teeth, gently shifting them into the proper position.

Smile Freely:

The entire Invisalign process typically takes about 12 to 18 months, depending on your smile goals. We’ll monitor your progress throughout the treatment plan and adjust accordingly. Once your treatment is complete, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

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