Invisalign – New Bedford, MA

The Clear Method for a Straighter Smile

a woman smiling after undergoing Invisalign in New Bedford

In the past, the only way to fix orthodontic problems was to spend years wearing metal brackets and wires. Nowadays, there’s a quicker and more discreet way to do this: Invisalign! These clear aligners aren’t just smooth and comfortable for your mouth, but they’re also virtually undetectable and completely removable. This means you’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods throughout the treatment while straightening your pearly whites. If this sounds like the solution for you, feel free to read on or give us a call at Sound Dentistry to schedule your consultation for Invisalign in New Bedford!

Why Choose Sound Dentistry for Invisalign?

  • Expert Dentists With Over Two Decades of Experience
  • Comfortable & Effective Customized Clear Aligners
  • Professional, Friendly, & Dedicated Dental Staff

How Invisalign Works

a person putting on Invisalign in New Bedford

Since Invisalign doesn’t use metal brackets and wires, you might wonder how clear aligners are supposed to straighten your smile. To do this, your dentist will create a personalized series of clear trays that will gradually move your teeth into a more perfect alignment. You’ll have to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours every day, which will place sufficient pressure on them to gently encourage them to shift. Each set of clear braces will be worn for one to two weeks, and the next pair will simply pick up from where the last ones left off. Once you’ve worked through your entire series of trays, you should be able to show off the beautifully straightened smile you’ve always wanted.

Indications for Invisalign

a woman undergoing Invisalign in New Bedford

If you’re struggling with orthodontic issues, you aren’t the only one. More than 10 million patients have undergone Invisalign treatment to correct their smiles. Here are some of the most common problems that can be treated with clear aligners:

Crowded Teeth

a person with crowded teeth needing Invisalign in New Bedford

Overcrowded pearly whites can have a major impact on both the appearance and function of your smile. With Invisalign clear aligners, you can effectively guide your teeth into their properly aligned positions, which can also help correct crooked and overlapping teeth.

Gaps Between Teeth

gapped teeth that require Invisalign in New Bedford

Having gaps in your smile is another orthodontic problem that can be detrimental to both your oral health and self-confidence. The good news is that you can easily address this concern with Invisalign aligners, gently and gradually moving your teeth into better positions for a more appealing look.

Bite Alignment

an example of underbite that needs Invisalign in New Bedford

A misaligned bite is another common orthodontic issue that can be fixed with Invisalign clear aligners. You will likely need to use accessories such as elastic bands to help correct problems like underbites, overbites, and more.

The Benefits of Invisalign

a man smiling after getting Invisalign in New Bedford

Other than being practically invisible to others, you can expect to enjoy several other benefits with Invisalign, including:

  • No dietary restrictions
  • Completely removable aligners
  • Straightforward oral hygiene
  • Smooth and comfortable custom trays
  • Shorter treatment timeframe (on average)
  • Fewer check-in appointments required

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

a smiling after undergoing Invisalign in New Bedford

Without an initial consultation, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly how much your Invisalign process will cost, especially since each treatment is personalized. To give you an accurate price estimate, your dentist will need to consider a few factors, like the complexity of your orthodontic issues, the number of trays you’ll require, and if you’ll need additional accessories (like elastic bands). Fortunately, our team can determine the overall cost of your treatment after a simple consultation, and we can walk you through your financing options to make it more manageable for your wallet.

Invisalign FAQs

Invisalign in blue case

Invisalign is an excellent option for correcting alignment issues, but it pays to be well-informed. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about Invisalign in New Bedford. If you don’t see the information that you’ve been looking for below, don’t worry. Give us a call and we’d be happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation.

What Does Invisalign Look Like?

Designed with clear plastic, Invisalign is only visible when outside of the mouth and is incredibly hard to detect once being worn. With proper maintenance, patients can keep their aligners clean, and discreet. In some cases, patients may require attachments, buttons, or elastics that help during the alignment process. These items are not made from clear plastic and are sometimes more visible than the rest of the aligners.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Invisalign is not a painful treatment. In fact, its smooth plastic design makes it one of the most comfortable orthodontic treatment options. When you first get Invisalign, there is an adjustment period where you will likely experience some soreness, but this will go away as you get used to the treatment. Invisalign works by gradually shifting the teeth into proper position, so you may experience some pressure on your teeth, but this is how you know that the treatment is working. To help with any adjustments, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers and/or use a cold compress.

Can You Eat with Invisalign?

One of the main advantages of Invisalign is that your aligners are removable, so you can take them out when it’s time to eat. Eating with your trays in your mouth will not only damage your aligners, causing cracks and stains, but it also puts unnecessary pressure on your teeth. The only item you should be consuming when wearing your aligners is water. Otherwise, you should take out your Invisalign.

Can You Get Invisalign After Braces?

This all depends on your specific needs. Traditional braces are able to correct more severe overbites, underbites, and crossbites than Invisalign can. If your teeth have grown crooked or misaligned years after you’ve completed treatment with braces, Invisalign is likely a viable option. During your consultation with us, we will discuss whether or not Invisalign is the best option to meet your needs.