Get Straightened Teeth in Half the Time with Invisalign
Your smile deserves to shine brightly. If you’re feeling self-conscious about misaligned teeth, consider Invisalign as a modern orthodontic solution. These discreet aligners, tailored specifically for you, can efficiently straighten your teeth in half the time compared to traditional braces.
While many individuals think metal braces are the only option for correcting misaligned teeth, at DeQuattro Orthodontics, we’re pleased to offer a more comfortable alternative with Invisalign transparent aligners. Join the countless patients who trust their smiles to Dr. Frank DeQuattro and our dedicated team in Wakefield and Westerly.
Experience the difference for yourself by reaching out to our Wakefield office at (401) 783-9890 or our Westerly office at (401) 596-2264.
Why Choose Dr. DeQuattro for Invisalign?
Dr. DeQuattro holds the prestigious title of being a Top 1% Diamond Invisalign Provider, a distinction earned by managing 200 Invisalign patients annually. Over his career, he has successfully treated over 800 patients with Invisalign. Opting for a Top 1% Diamond Invisalign Provider guarantees you’re in experienced hands. This esteemed recognition reflects his extensive expertise in utilizing Invisalign to deliver exceptional care.
Moreover, as an orthodontist, Dr. DeQuattro possesses specialized knowledge essential for managing your orthodontic needs. Orthodontists are dedicated to ensuring the proper alignment of your teeth and jaw. Leveraging advanced orthodontic tools like Invisalign clear aligners, Dr. DeQuattro can enhance your smile, ensuring it not only looks fantastic but also functions flawlessly.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners have gained popularity due to their ability to straighten teeth up to two times faster than traditional metal braces. Our approach incorporates state-of-the-art technology, customizing the aligners to suit each individual’s specific oral health requirements.
While the exact duration of treatment varies based on each patient’s circumstances, typically, achieving your desired smile with Invisalign takes around 12 months on average. Some patients may notice visible improvements within the first few weeks of starting treatment, highlighting the effectiveness of Invisalign in swiftly enhancing your smile.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign clear aligners offer a multitude of benefits, rendering them a compelling substitute for traditional metal braces. Here are some of the advantages:
- No Dietary Restrictions: With Invisalign, you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about dietary restrictions, unlike braces.
- Comfortable Wear: Invisalign aligners are crafted from smooth, comfortable material, providing a pleasant wearing experience compared to the discomfort often associated with metal braces.
- Discreet Appearance: The transparent nature of Invisalign aligners ensures they are virtually invisible when worn, allowing you to straighten your teeth discreetly.
- Improved Oral Hygiene: Invisalign aligners are removable, facilitating easy brushing and flossing, which promotes better oral hygiene compared to traditional braces that can trap food particles.
- Fewer Office Visits: Invisalign treatment typically requires fewer office visits, compared to traditional braces, providing convenience for patients with busy schedules.
These benefits collectively make Invisalign an appealing choice for individuals seeking orthodontic treatment.
Why Invisalign Instead of Traditional Metal Braces?
Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional braces, such as:
- Aesthetics: Invisalign aligners are made with virtually invisible clear, smooth plastic, making them a more attractive option for people self-conscious about wearing braces.
- Comfort: Invisalign aligners don’t have any metal or wire components, meaning they’re less likely to cause irritation or discomfort in the mouth.
- Removability: Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can eat, brush, and floss your teeth without restrictions. With traditional braces, food can get caught in the wires and brackets, making it more challenging to clean your teeth properly.
- Customization: Each set of Invisalign aligners is custom-made to fit the unique shape of your teeth, making them more effective in correcting bite problems and straightening teeth.
- Predictability: Invisalign treatment is designed with a clear plan and defined outcomes, so you know exactly what to expect throughout the process.
- Faster treatment time: In many cases, Invisalign can achieve results in a shorter time compared to traditional braces, often in as little as 12 to 18 months.
- Convenience: Invisalign aligners are easy to use and don’t require regular appointments with Dr. DeQuattro. You simply switch to a new set of aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete.
Ideal Candidate For Invisalign
Invisalign align technology is versatile and capable of addressing a range of orthodontic conditions that affect both the function and aesthetics of your teeth. Dr. DeQuattro may suggest Invisalign aligners as an ideal treatment for patients experiencing the following dental issues:
- Crooked Teeth
- Crowded Teeth
- Gapped Teeth
- Open bites
Whether you’re dealing with one or more of these concerns, Invisalign offers a customizable solution to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Creating Your Aligners
Dr. DeQuattro begins by using an advanced iTero digital scanner to capture a precise 3D impression of your mouth. This impression serves as the foundation for crafting custom-fit aligners that comfortably conform to your mouth. Leveraging innovative Invisalign software, Dr. DeQuattro meticulously plans and oversees your treatment journey from start to finish.
Wearing Your Aligners
Throughout your Invisalign treatment, you’ll wear a series of removable aligners designed to gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions. The number of aligner trays required varies based on your specific requirements, but most patients typically go through 18 to 30 sets of trays. You’ll receive multiple sets of aligners at a time, minimizing the need for frequent visits to our Wakefield or Westerly offices.
You’ll wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks before progressing to the next set. During this period, you’ll remove the aligners for eating, brushing, and flossing, maintaining your oral hygiene routine with ease. The thin, clear plastic trays exert gentle pressure on your periodontal ligaments, gradually loosening your teeth and guiding them into proper alignment.
Maintaining Your Clear Aligners
Maintaining your aligners is straightforward and essential for optimal results. Here’s how to keep them in excellent condition:
- Removal and Cleaning: Before meals and brushing your teeth, remove your aligners. Rinse them with lukewarm water before placing them back in your mouth. This simple step helps reduce the buildup of bacteria.
- Storage: When not in use, store your aligners in their provided trays. This protects them from airborne germs and ensures they remain clean and hygienic between uses.
- Cleaning Routine: Regularly clean your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove any debris or residue. Avoid using toothpaste for cleaning, as it can cause clouding of the aligners. Instead, opt for a mild soap or specialized cleaning solution recommended by your orthodontist.
By following these care instructions diligently, you’ll help prolong the lifespan of your aligners and maintain optimal oral hygiene throughout your treatment with Invisalign.
Frequently Asked Questions
While Invisalign lacks the painful metal brackets and wires of braces, you may experience some discomfort when wearing them for the first few weeks. It’s common to experience mild pain with this treatment as your aligners gradually guide your teeth into their new position.
You can alleviate any pain you may experience with over-the-counter pain medications. However, if the discomfort or pain caused by your aligners interferes with your daily life, contact your orthodontist’s office so they can make sure your treatment is on the right track and help relieve any pain you’ve been feeling.
In some cases, Invisalign can help patients suffering from pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Misaligned teeth may be the cause of your TMJ issues, and Invisalign can help reduce that pain by slowly straightening your teeth. Even if your jaw pain isn’t completely cured, you may notice an improvement.
Yes, you can continue to play sports while undergoing Invisalign treatment. The aligners are removable, so they can be taken out while playing sports or participating in other physical activities. It’s crucial to take out the aligners and keep them in a safe place while playing sports to prevent damage or loss.
Additionally, your qualified dentist or orthodontist will recommend wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth during physical activities, regardless of whether or not you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Yes, you should wear your Invisalign aligners while sleeping. To effectively move the teeth into their desired position, clear plastic aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours daily. Wearing the aligners while sleeping is part of the recommended treatment plan and can help ensure the teeth are moving in the same way at the desired rate. However, it’s important to take the aligners out while eating or brushing your teeth to maintain good oral hygiene.
Say Goodbye to Misaligned Teeth
With a host of benefits that make them the superior alternative to braces, it’s no mystery why Invisalign aligners have been used by millions of patients around the world. For straighter teeth without the hassle and discomfort of metal braces, schedule an appointment with DeQuattro Orthodontics to discover if Invisalign is right for you.
You can contact us at our Westerly office at (401) 596-2264 or our Wakefield office at (401) 783-9890 to schedule an appointment. You can also fill out our online contact form, and a team member will get back to you shortly. We look forward to helping you achieve the straighter teeth you deserve!