Invisalign Clear Aligners – Ludlow, MA

The Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

Man with perfectly aligned smile after Invisalign clear aligner treatment

The metal brackets and wires of traditional braces can be inconvenient, to say the least. Brushing and flossing around them often proves difficult, you have to cut several foods out of your diet, and of course, they’re not exactly cosmetically pleasing. However, if your teeth are only slightly misaligned, you may be able to enjoy more freedom and a seamless appearance during your treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. Get in touch with our Ludlow Orthodontics team today to schedule an consultation with Dr. Sam Alkhoury to discuss smile alignment with Invisalign clear aligners in Ludlow, MA!

Why Choose Ludlow Orthodontics for Invisalign Clear Aligners?

  • 100% Digital Dental Impressions
  • Treating Ludlow Smiles for Decades
  • Experienced, Gentle Orthodontist

How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?

Patient holding an Invisalign tray

Treatment with Invisalign involves a series of transparent plastic trays called aligners, which are worn for at least 22 hours a day. Each set of aligners shifts a small section of your smile at a time until all of your teeth are perfectly positioned, and you’ll wear a set for a few weeks before switching to the next pair in the series. After your treatment is complete, you’ll have to wear a retainer to keep your teeth from reverting to their old positions and undoing the work of the aligners.

What Can I Expect from Invisalign Treatment?

Orthodontist creating an Invisalign treatment plan

Throughout your Invisalign treatment, you must wear your aligners for a certain amount of time per day, typically between 20 and 22 hours at minimum. Otherwise, your teeth won’t move into their new positions as quickly as planned. This leaves enough time in the day to remove your aligners before meals and when it’s time to brush or floss. You’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods, and your oral hygiene routine shouldn’t have to change. With that being said, you’ll need to keep your aligners in good condition by regularly cleaning them and storing them in their protective case whenever you’re not wearing them.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Orthodontist discussing Invisalign treatment plan

Although Invisalign can address mild to moderate cases of common orthodontic issues, it may not be effective for patients with considerably misaligned teeth or a substantially uneven bite. Instead, we may recommend traditional braces for those patients. We also generally don’t suggest Invisalign for younger children, as their teeth and jaws haven’t finished developing. While teenagers and adults can potentially qualify for Invisalign, it’s worth mentioning that if you’re unable to wear the aligners for 22+ hours a day, then more traditional methods may be more well-suited to your needs.