How Does Invisalign Even Work?

Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the team at Smiles in Framingham prescribe and treat their patients near Ashland, MA with Invisalign clear aligner trays more and more these days. Invisalign has quickly gained popularity and become one of the top orthodontic treatments around the world. Because it has become so popular, Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces.

Fit and Finish

The Invisalign trays are made of a clear thermoplastic material that is molded to fit snugly over the surfaces of the wearer’s teeth. Invisalign aligners are fitted to and created for each patient. A 3D imaging and design program is used to develop a treatment plan with the aligners. It plots each series of trays that the patient will wear during their course of treatment. The trays gently, progressively, and effectively move the teeth into their new positions.

Power and Performance

A course of treatment with Invisalign, developed by Dr. Deborah Himelhoch, involves graduating progressively over a period of time through a series of clear tray aligners. The aligner trays exert a gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into a more natural position in the mouth. Each new set of aligners moves the teeth further into their optimal natural position. Invisalign is as effective as traditional metal braces but without the complicated wires and metal brackets.

Comfort and Convenience

Treatment with Invisalign frees the wearer from frequent and inconvenient adjustment appointments that are necessary when wearing . The smooth plastic surfaces of the Invisalign aligner trays prevents the irritation and discomfort associated with the myriad metal parts of . They can be removed for eating, brushing, flossing, and caring for the trays. Invisalign aligner trays are virtually invisible to the casual observer. They can be worn throughout the day or evening without anyone noticing they are being worn.

Protection Plan

Smiles in Framingham know that teeth may drift back to their old positions in the mouth after orthodontic treatment. A retainer is typically required after treatment with Invisalign. Wearing a retainer will help the teeth settle into their new spots and maintain their positions. Conscientiously wearing the retainer will ensure that your teeth will remain straight and in position.

To learn more about treatment with Invisalign, how it works, and if it is right for you, call Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the orthodontic professionals at Smiles in Framingham. They are experts in treating their patients near Ashland, MA with Invisalign clear aligner trays. For a consultation, call: (508) 872-0555.



To all my wonderful patients and their families:

 

The greatest pleasures of my career are watching children grow strong and healthy and seeing smiles become more beautiful. It has been a tremendous privilege to be a part of that growth and transformation. Now, however, it is time for me to slow down and share the care of my patients.

 

Starting in September 2022, Smiles in Framingham will merge with Moynihan Dental Specialists. I will remain with the practice, but will reduce my hours and give up administrative responsibilities. The wonderful team of people you and I have come to rely on will be staying. They will continue to help care for you. There will also be new faces, new people who will get to know and care for and about you.

 

Dr. Michael Moynihan is a second generation dentist and orthodontist practicing in Framingham. Dr. Mike, as he is known, is on the faculty of Boston University in the department of orthodontics. We spent two years as teaching partners supervising the Boston University orthodontic residents as they treated special needs children at Franciscan Hospital for Children. It was during that time I came to appreciate both how skilled Dr. Mike is and how much he cares about his patients. I retired from teaching prior to the pandemic, but Dr. Mike still puts much of his time and energy into teaching the next generation of orthodontists.

 

I met Dr. Daniel Moynihan when he was my student in 2017. Even at that time he was one of my most conscientious students. He cares deeply about all of his patients and I am proud to be associated with him. Dr. Dan is highly skilled with all aspects of orthodontics, including treatment using Invisalign and other aligners.

 

Dr. Katherine Moynihan and Dr. Christine Chiao are other members of the Moynihan team. Dr. Katherine Moynihan finished her orthodontic training at Boston University in 2021. Dr. Christine Chiao is a pediatric dentist, who also teaches at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine.

 

Life is an adventure with many chapters, twists, and turns. I enter this chapter of my life looking forward to what comes next and feeling some sadness that this phase of my life is changing. For now, we will be keeping all appointments as scheduled. We will contact you individually about any appointment changes. All orthodontic contracts will be honored with care provided by the orthodontists. I have every confidence that the doctors of Moynihan Dental Specialists will provide you with excellent care for many years to come.

 

My very best wishes to all of you,

 

Dr. Deborah Himelhoch