Orthodontics – Weymouth, MA
Clear & Tooth-Colored Braces Options
In recent years, more adults have shown an interest in straightening teeth, but for many, traditional bracket and wire braces require the dedication of too much time and the detriment of their professional image to be a feasible option. Six Month Smiles® may be a better orthodontic solution for these patients. The Six Month Smiles® orthodontic system closely resembles traditional braces, but the brackets and wires are crafted from clear or tooth-colored materials. Many patients think the reason Six Month Smiles® are so quick is that they place additional force on patients’ teeth moving them into position more quickly, but this system focuses on realigning only those teeth visible when patients smile. By gradually shifting just these teeth into their ideal position, smiles are dramatically improved without patients needing to dedicate years to traditional orthodontics.
The process is fairly straightforward. Our team uses digital x-rays, photos, and bite impressions to create a plan to gradually shift front teeth to a more ideal location. A Six Month Smiles® lab uses these diagnostics and planning tools to craft a custom set of brackets and wires that are applied to patients’ teeth in our dental office. Over the course of three to eight months, patients’ teeth are shifted into their ideal position for a picture-perfect smile. If you’re interested in finding out more, contact our team to schedule your free Six Month Smiles consultation today.
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Smile Beautifully with Invisalign® in Weymouth
With the help of Invisalign, patients with crooked or gapped smiles achieve the beautiful look of their dreams in a sophisticated and seamless way. Instead of metal wires and brackets, this orthodontic treatment relies on clear, customized oral trays that slowly move teeth into proper position. Because the trays are made of clear plastic, they blend in with your natural smile meaning that virtually no one notices your treatment. If you’re interested, contact us today to schedule an Invisalign consultation. We are located in Weymouth, MA and serve patients from Rockland and the surrounding areas.
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The Invisalign Process
Once we’ve determined that you’re the right candidate for Invisalign and have captured impressions, the Invisalign lab creates your brand-new, precisely customized aligners and sends them back to us in the Weymouth area. Each aligner represents a different stage of your smile on its journey towards aesthetic harmony. Patients wear each one for a couple of weeks before moving on to the next one. Additionally, regular check-ups at our dental office are required so that our doctors ensure you’re making progress.
With Invisalign, patients enjoy several amazing benefits that aren’t available with traditional metal braces, including:
- Metal braces cause irritation and injury to patients’ gums because of the wires and brackets. Thankfully, this isn’t a possibility with the smooth, customized plastic of Invisalign aligners.
- Your aligners are removable, which means that no foods are off-limits during treatment. Patients can brush and floss like normal, and if you’d like to look your best for a big event, it’s fine to remove the aligner for an hour or so while you enjoy yourself to the fullest. Just remember to replace it afterward.
- Invisalign patients don’t have to attend as many check-ins as patients undergoing traditional orthodontic care.
- In most cases, Invisalign treatment can be completed in just 8-18 months.
Typically, patients can expect Invisalign treatment to be more expensive than metal braces. However, it’s also important to know that most insurance companies cover this cosmetic option at the same level as traditional orthodontics.