Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

As an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign is a process that helps straighten your teeth through the use of custom-made, plastic aligners. This method doesn’t require metal brackets, wires, or rubber bands to move your teeth where they belong.

When planned and implemented correctly, Invisalign results are comparable to those of traditional fixed appliances, allowing people who initially refused braces to reconsider the idea.

How does Invisalign work?

To start your Invisalign regimen, the staff at Prime Smile Dental Group takes dental impressions, X-rays, and photographs of your mouth. Technicians in a lab then use this information to develop a three-dimensional model of your mouth.

This digital model gets manipulated by the Invisalign specialists and allows them to move each tooth to its final position. Then, those movements get divided into a sequential progression. Each advancement corresponds to a unique set of aligners throughout the Invisalign treatment process.

The dentists at Prime Smile Dental Group instruct you to wear each set of Invisalign aligners for up to three weeks. While it’s best to keep them in as much as possible, your dentist also instructs you not to wear your aligners when eating, brushing, or flossing. It’s especially important to remove them when drinking coffee, tea, and other liquids that stain.

Why choose Invisalign over traditional braces?

Not only is Invisalign a more aesthetic alternative to traditional braces, but patients at Prime Smile Dental Group also choose this tooth straightening option because it helps reduce plaque accumulation, tissue inflammation, and gingival recession customarily associated with braces. Additionally, Invisalign tends to be less painful and noticeable than metal braces, wires, and rubber bands.

Besides improving periodontal health, Invisalign reduces tooth loss — often associated with root resorption — that occurs with traditional braces. Root resorption can cause hard tissue loss in several areas, including:

  • Cementum: Hard connective tissue that covers your tooth roots
  • Dentin: Responsible for sensitivity; found beneath your enamel and cementum
  • Bone: Connects your teeth to your jaw.

If you are considering Invisalign as a solution to your crooked teeth, call or make an appointment online today with one of the dentists at Prime Smile Dental Group in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Book Appointment

Contact Us

Have a brief question you would like answered by one of our experts? Please use the form below:

What They Say About Us

Testimonials

I have been going here for over 15 years! I saw Dr. Ingerman for many years until more recently when Dr. Rahimi took over his practice. The staff is always welcoming, friendly and very professional! I never have to wait to be seen. I would highly recommend this place!

Kristie Jensen

Kristie Jensen

I have been going to smile dentist for years, they are always so friendly and comforting every time I come in for a visit. The office is always so clean and organized. I would recommend this dentist office to anyone! Great job!

Melinda Fleming

Melinda Fleming

This is one of the best dental experiences I’ve ever had. The staff is very welcoming and friendly. The dentist Dr. Rahimi went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable during procedure. I would highly recommend this place!!

Susie Degirmencian

Susie Degirmencian

Our Shop

Our Blog

Save Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Save Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Keyword: apicoectomy in MA   What is Apicoectomy? Apicoectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the apex or the tip of the tooth’s root.  This type of procedure is typically suggested only after a root canal has been performed, and the tooth is still causing you problems.  Although this type of procedure is rarely considered in modern…
What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health

What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health

Keyword: child dentist    October is Dental Hygiene Month.  It’s Never Too Early to Teach Your Little Ones As a premier child dentist in Massachusetts, the team at Prime Smile wanted to take a moment to recognize October as Dental Hygiene month.  We believe that teaching your children good daily habits will set them on the path…
Braces vs Invisible Braces- What is the Difference?

Braces vs Invisible Braces- What is the Difference?

Keyword: child dentist    October is Dental Hygiene Month.  It’s Never Too Early to Teach Your Little Ones As a premier child dentist in Massachusetts, the team at Prime Smile wanted to take a moment to recognize October as Dental Hygiene month.  We believe that teaching your children good daily habits will set them on the path…