Invisalign Clear Aligners – Wellesley, MA

Straighten Your Teeth with Comfortable Clear Aligners

Smiling woman holding Invisalign clear aligner

Invisalign clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional braces because they use a system of clear, removable trays to straighten teeth, rather than metal brackets and wires. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. The best way to find out if clear aligners from our Wellesley, MA, orthodontist are the right option for you is to schedule a consultation with our team. We look forward to helping you straighten your teeth with comfortable clear aligners!

Why Choose Wellesley Dental Group for Invisalign?

  • Skilled Team of Dentists & Specialists
  • Friendly & Caring Staff
  • No Need to Worry about Brackets and Wires

How Invisalign Works

Woman placing Invisalign aligner on her teeth

Just like braces, Invisalign clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic material that has been fabricated to fit your mouth. As treatment progresses, you periodically switch aligners. Each aligner is a little different, so your teeth make progress with every change.

Aligners should be worn for at least 20 hours each day. The total length of your treatment depends on the severity of your case, and treatment can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, with many cases taking around 12 months or so.

Indications for Invisalign

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Invisalign is a wonderful solution for most mild to moderate cases of dental misalignment. Here are a few examples of specific problems that it is often used to address:

Crowded Teeth

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Crowded, overlapping teeth can make you feel self-conscious, and they can negatively affect your oral hygiene routine. Invisalign is often able to shift the teeth so each one has the space it needs to function well.

Gaps Between Teeth

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Large gaps between the teeth can negatively affect your bite and make your gums vulnerable to irritation. Invisalign may be able to move your teeth closer together in order to support your oral health.

Bite Alignment

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Overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite are all types of malocclusions. Invisalign is often able to address a bad bite so the upper and lower teeth can work harmoniously together.

The Benefits of Invisalign 

Smiling woman holding two Invisalign aligners

Invisalign clear aligners are a great option for many patients who want a straighter smile but do not want to wear metal braces, or for patients who have had treatment in the past and want to make minor corrections to their smile. There are several advantages to orthodontic treatment with clear aligners:

  • Clear aligners are easy to keep clean, making it simple to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
  • Clear aligners are comfortable and unlikely to irritate your gums and cheeks.
  • Clear aligners prevent wear on the teeth from grinding and clenching.
  • Clear aligners are removable, so it is easy for you to brush and floss after meals.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Woman with beautiful teeth holding Invisalign aligner

The cost of Invisalign varies from case to case. It depends on the extent of a patient’s dental misalignment and a few other factors. During your consultation, our team can share some specific numbers with you. Generally, the cost is in the same ballpark as that of traditional braces.

Let us know if you are concerned about being able to pay for Invisalign. We can help you figure out if you are eligible for insurance coverage or low-interest financing. We want to do all we can to make it easier for you to afford your desired treatment.