Invisalign Clear Aligners – Everything You Need To Know

What Are Invisalign Clear Aligners Made Of?

The Invisalign system eliminates the need for bulky, uncomfortable materials such as metal, wires, and elastics. Clear aligners consist of smooth thermoplastic known as SmartTrack material. This material is designed exclusively for Invisalign treatment, and allows for better control over tooth movement.

How Is Invisalign Different From Braces?

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment remains clear and removable. Aligners are made of lightweight plastic, eliminating metal brackets and wires. Each set of aligners is custom-made for maximum comfort and a perfect fit. In addition, there are no diet restrictions, which makes it possible to eat the foods you love as well as brush and floss like normal. Invisalign is designed to fit seamlessly into your daily lifestyle.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The length of Invisalign treatment varies for each patient depending on the severity of issues being treated. As a leading orthodontist in Framingham, Dr. Himelhoch determines the length of treatment based on your goals and specific individual needs.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

invisalign clear aligners everything you need to knowThe majority of patients experience little to no pain throughout Invisalign treatment. However, there may be slight discomfort when first wearing a new set of aligners. Although, this only indicates that your orthodontic treatment is working effectively as intended. Invisalign is made of smooth thermoplastic, which eliminates stainless steel brackets for the most comfort possible.

Are Invisalign Clear Aligners Right For Me?

Invisalign may be a great option for teens and adolescents who seek a virtually invisible way to have straighter teeth. Both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are able to fix most common orthodontic issues including misalignment, overcrowding, and irregular spacing in between teeth.

Finding Out Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign Clear Aligners

In conclusion, Dr. Himelhoch and our team at Smiles In Framingham are experts in orthodontic treatment. We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in Framingham MA, Southborough MA, Ashland, MA, Wayland MA, Natick MA, and Marlborough MA. Contact Smiles In Framingham today to schedule a complimentary consultation. Call now (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