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How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic system that straightens crooked, crowded, or overlapped teeth and dental bite issues. The introduction of Invisalign as an alternative to metal braces has completely changed the way dentists today approach orthodontic treatment.

The only commonality between Invisalign and traditional braces is that the correct tooth misalignment and bite issues. However, instead of brackets and wires to move teeth, Invisalign uses a series of comfortable plastic aligner trays that nudge teeth into the desired position.

Smooth plastic aligners fit snugly over your teeth and won’t irritate tender mouth tissue. Since the aligners are crystal-clear, they blend discreetly with your smile. Best of all, you can remove Invisalign clear aligners for meals and brush and floss.

The first step is an evaluation with Dr. Moriarty at our Manchester, NH dental office, so he can evaluate the extent of your misalignment and how Invisalign can help. We start by taking images and x-rays of your teeth and use them to develop your comprehensive treatment plan. We send this information to an Invisalign lab that customizes several sets of clear Invisalign aligners according to our specifications.

You will receive two sets of aligners, and we’ll instruct you to wear the first set for at least 22 hours a day for two to three weeks. Then you’ll switch to the second set and repeat the process. After you go through your first two sets of aligners, we’ll have you return to our office to check on your progress and give you your next sets of Invisalign. Treatment is finished when you have used the last set of aligners.

Invisalign is convenient and comfortable, so treatment fits your busy lifestyle. If you would like to learn more about the process, please call our Manchester, NH dental office to schedule a consultation.

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