For decades, traditional metal braces have been the standard solution for smile and bite realignment. However, not everyone necessarily needs (or wants) to use metal braces to straighten teeth, especially if they only have mild to moderate levels of realignment to address. With clear aligners from Invisalign in Manchester, Dr. Golparvar and his team can create a customized series of trays that address your specific concerns. Call our dental office to see if Invisalign from our Manchester, NH dentist is right for you!
Each pair of clear aligners you wear is designed to represent a different stage of your realignment. Wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours per day over the next two weeks allows them to apply gentle amounts of pressure to specific teeth. As you move from pair to pair, your teeth are eventually moved into a straighter position, effectively removing gaps, crowding and misalignment. After you’ve finished your series, you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their positions, especially for the first six months to a year.
Since each person’s smile is unique, the length of treatment can vary from patient to patient. However, Invisalign delivers seamless results in an average of 12 to 18 months, which is considerably less than traditional metal alternatives! The best way to get the beautiful results you deserve in record time is to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day (unless instructed otherwise by our dentist in Manchester) and dental office good oral hygiene throughout your treatment. That way, dental problems, like cavities and gum disease, don’t interrupt your timeline.
Invisalign treatment is perfect for those who either do not want to make radical changes to their appearance with metal braces or believe that treatment would be too uncomfortable. Since the trays are removable, you can easily enjoy the same foods you always have and continue your oral care routine, rather than have to relearn it. With transparent materials, no one will even notice that you’re going through treatment, other than your dental team of course!
For over two decades, Invisalign has helped millions of patients of all ages achieve their smile goals. While serious dental concerns, like rotated teeth or severe bite issues, require traditional orthodontic treatment, Invisalign can help patients with:
If you’re ready to take the first step toward your dream smile, schedule a visit with Dr. Golparvar at Webster Dental Associates. He will be happy to conduct an initial exam, discuss your treatment options, and help you determine the next best steps!
As you prepare to begin your treatment with Invisalign in Manchester, you may begin to think of questions to ask Dr. Golparvar and our team. Not to worry, as we are always happy to address your concerns and further explain any information that needs additional clarification. But to help you become more confident and comfortable with your pending treatment, we’ve compiled some common questions asked by our patients. You are encouraged to review this list and contact us with any remaining questions you might have. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment and go over additional details.
Whether you wrap them up in a napkin and accidentally throw them away, or you step on one of your aligners that fell on the floor, make sure to contact our office immediately. Depending on the current stage of treatment, we will either need to have a new tray created for you or we will have you move onto the next set. In the meantime, you’ll need to wear your previous set of aligners to avoid a potential delay in your treatment.
There are a few helpful tips that will ensure you keep your aligners clean and free of any harmful bacteria, such as:
It is not uncommon in the first few days or weeks to develop a slight lisp when wearing Invisalign. Naturally, your lips and tongue will need to adjust to the new trays inside your mouth. Reading or singing loudly can help to minimize the time spent with a minor speech impediment. Don’t worry, though, as this change in speech is only temporary and will quickly go away after a short time.
Along with a slight change in your speech, you can also expect the first few days with Invisalign to cause minor soreness and discomfort. Pressure is being applied to your teeth, causing them to shift, which is naturally going to be a bit uncomfortable. However, with an over-the-counter pain reliever, this discomfort will quickly dissipate, and you’ll be able to enjoy life with Invisalign.
Yes, there is a good chance that we will recommend you for a retainer once you are finished with your Invisalign treatment. The reason for this is that your teeth are not permanently fixed in their new position. As a result, they can easily shift back into their original position if there is nothing to help hold them in place. With the right type of retainer, we can ensure your teeth remain in their new location. Depending on your individual case, your dentist in Manchester will go over how long you can expect to wear your retainer.