Convenient Treatment That Fits Your Life
If you’ve ever wanted a straighter smile without obvious metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners could be the perfect fit for you.
Dr. Diana and Dr. Neil are certified experts in using Invisalign to provide effective and efficient treatment to create your perfect smile!
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces and can give you stunning results.
Invisalign uses a series of customized, clear aligners to gradually straighten your teeth with fewer office visits to our Beverly, Salem, South Hamilton, or Topsfield offices than traditional braces. They’re also removable, nearly invisible, and completely customized for your smile.
When you come to New England Orthodontic Specialists for your free consultation at our Beverly, Salem, South Hamilton, or Topsfield office, we'll take photos and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We use these images to make your first set of custom-fitted aligners and then you’ll begin the process of straightening your teeth.
You’ll probably wear Invisalign aligners for 9–15 months, and will typically use 18–30 sets during your treatment.
You wear the trays for about 22 hours a day as recommended by Dr. Diana or Dr. Neil, but can remove them to brush your teeth and eat. Based on your individual needs, you’ll wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment at New England Orthodontic Specialists. The best part is that you’ll start to notice a change in just a few months!
Invisalign Before & Afters
Differences Between Invisalign & Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Invisalign aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth.
Because they’re removed when you eat, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the chewy and crunchy snacks!
In fact, the aligners must be removed for eating and for drinking anything other than water. You need to be sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on Invisalign clear aligners.
To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat.
Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires.
When it comes to Invisalign treatment, there’s a lot to consider. Most Invisalign patients at New England Orthodontic Specialists enjoy shorter check-ups, fewer appointments, better oral hygiene, and fewer emergency visits.
However, the system's biggest pro can also be a con - the ability to remove the aligners. Your cooperation is essential, whether you have braces or Invisalign.
Since braces are attached to your teeth, they do the heavy lifting to keep your treatment progressing. With Invisalign, you need to do a little extra work during your treatment so your trays can work effectively.
Like with traditional braces, you’ll generally need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment, as recommended by Dr. Diana or Dr. Neil, to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Talk to Us About Invisalign
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework. Your orthodontist can advise you about the best options for you.
Schedule your free consultation at our Beverly, Salem, South Hamilton, or Topsfield office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.