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What You Need to Know about Invisalign

February 25, 2021
Posted By: Glen Lake Dental
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Most people know that Invisalign is a clear aligner that straightens teeth, but this is only for starters. Invisalign can also improve your oral health long term.

Your orthodontist in Goffstown, NH provides Invisalign to patients who want straight teeth but prefer the discretion of clear aligners.

But what is Invisalign, and how does it work?

Invisalign in Goffstown, NH: What You Need to Know

The first step is a comprehensive consultation with our dentist. We want to be certain that Invisalign is the best option for you—that it will give you the smile you’ve been looking for and correct your orthodontic issues.

If Invisalign in Goffstown is right for you, we take careful impressions of your mouth. Then the specially trained technicians at Invisalign use these models to fabricate a custom batch of aligners. You use one for approximately two weeks and then move to the next, and so on. When you have used all your Invisalign aligners, your treatment is finished. Across the weeks and months, you’ll notice your teeth moving into straighter positions.

The aligners are made of clear plastic for your comfort, and you can take them out while eating and brushing and flossing your teeth. Ideally, you should keep them in your mouth as long as possible; shoot for 22 hours every day. 

At the completion of your treatment, we provide a retainer to ensure your teeth remain straight for the duration. 

Periodically, you’ll visit Dr. Danielle Leonardi during your treatment—which can last from six months or as long as two full years, depending on your situation—to make sure your teeth are moving into position on schedule.

If you have any questions between these periodic checkups, always reach out to our dental team for assistance.

For Invisalign, Contact Your Dentist Near Me Today

We’re always thrilled to help our patients reach their smile goals. Additionally, straight teeth are easier to clean, and an aligned bite reduces wear and tear on your smile.

Reach out today to schedule your Invisalign consultation.

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