Invisalign – Dedham, MA

A Metal-Free Smile-Straightening Solution

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Do you get frustrated when you see your smile in the mirror? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans are unhappy with their teeth and in many cases, it’s because they’re crowded or misaligned. Fortunately, you no longer have to deal with metal wires and brackets to get the straight grin you’ve always wanted. With Invisalign, you can discreetly and comfortably move your teeth into proper alignment. If you’d like to find out whether a metal-free smile-straightening solution is right for you, continue reading or give our office a call today!

Why Choose Dr. Gauri Patil Family Dentistry For Invisalign?

  • Dentist Is A Certified Invisalign Provider
  • Insurance Welcome & Financing Available
  • Evening Appointments For Convenience

How Invisalign Works

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Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into the desired positions. Each set of trays is worn for a predetermined amount of time, usually about two weeks. One significant advantage of Invisalign is that you don’t need to visit Dr. Patil as often as you would with traditional braces. You just need to see her every six weeks or so to pick up your new aligners and ensure everything is going according to plan.

Indications for Invisalign

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The clear aligners can correct multiple orthodontic issues including:

Crowded Teeth

Do you feel like you have too many teeth in your mouth? If so, you may benefit from Invisalign. It’s crucial to fix crowded teeth as soon as possible because they make it difficult to brush and floss well which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Crowded teeth can also get worse over time.

Gaps Between Teeth

Having gaps between your teeth doesn’t just affect your appearance – it has an impact on your oral health as well. Gaps allow for food and bacteria to become trapped between the teeth which can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign can gently bring your teeth closer together in the dental arch and minimize the open space.

Bite Alignment

A misaligned bite can cause speech issues or tooth damage due to uneven pressure, but it is also common that your temporomandibular joints will feel strained. This can be painful to the point that it significantly impacts your quality of life. Invisalign can resolve a variety of bite issues like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite.

The Benefits of Invisalign

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Counting on Invisalign treatment allows you to enjoy several benefits including:

  • Safety and Comfort – The clear aligners are made of smooth plastic, so they are one of the most comfortable orthodontic options available. They won’t irritate your soft oral tissues in the same way traditional metal braces can.
  • Shorter Treatment Time – Metal braces usually take 2-3 years to align your teeth while Invisalign can require 12-18 months.
  • Discreet – Invisalign is virtually invisible, meaning hardly anyone will notice you’re wearing an orthodontic appliance.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

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Since every patient’s case is unique, it’s nearly impossible to give an accurate cost estimate of Invisalign without seeing the teeth in question first. Many factors affect the overall price, so we won’t be able to provide you with an estimate until you come in for an exam. During your consultation, Dr. Patil will assess the extent of your dental misalignment to determine how much you would be expected to pay.