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Close up of woman putting on Invisalign clear aligners in Norfolk MAThe team at Norfolk County Dental Care enjoys helping patients reach their smile goals, and we offer a variety of services to make that happen, including Invisalign clear aligners.

When it comes to clear aligners, Invisalign is the most popular and trusted option out there. Patients who are looking for a straight smile often request it by name.

Your dentist in Norfolk, MA offers Invisalign in our dental office, and our patients have loved their results.  

What Is Invisalign Treatment?

Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that allow for discreet orthodontics. You wear custom aligners to gently move your teeth into position across the treatment timeline. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about brackets and wires detracting from your smile and scratching and rubbing against oral tissue.

You can laugh, smile, and feel confident during your orthodontic treatment.

Who Is Invisalign Treatment for?

Invisalign is ideal for older teens and adults.

For adults, it allows for discreet treatment, which is important to those who socialize, work outside the home, or often speak with friends and neighbors. Sometimes, adults who had orthodontics during childhood consider Invisalign if they did not wear their retainers and suffered an orthodontic relapse.

For teens, Invisalign is a way for them to straighten their teeth without feeling self-conscious. They’ll not have to worry about brackets and wires as they interact with their peers.

If an orthodontic procedure allows for easier wear and helps our patients feel more confident, that is a system we wholly support!

What Is the Treatment Process at Norfolk County Dental Care?

Everything starts with a consultation in our dental office in Norfolk, MA. Your dentist examines your teeth and gums, takes x-rays if no recent or relevant films are on file, and talks to you about your smile objectives. Your dentist also lets you know what to expect following treatment, how long treatment will take, and answers your questions about Invisalign.

If Invisalign is the right option for you, we take careful impressions of your teeth, send these results on to the Invisalign lab, and they send us your aligners. You come into our dentist's office in Norfolk, MA, and your dentist will fit the first one in your kit. You wear the first one for a week or more and then change to the next one in your series. This is something you can do at home.

You visit your dentist periodically to make sure your teeth are lining up on time, and you can remove your aligners when eating and cleaning your teeth. However, you should keep them in for at least 22 hours per day.

After treatment, we provide a custom retainer to keep your teeth trained in their new straight positions.  

How Do I Take Care of My Aligners?

You can rinse your aligners with very mild hand soap and slightly warm or room temperature water. You never want to use harsh pastes, hot/cold water, or brushes on your aligners.

Schedule A Consultation at Our Norfolk, MA Dentist Office!

Your dentist near me and the entire team love helping patients achieve their dream smile. If you would like to arrange a consultation or have any questions about orthodontics, we would love to hear from you today. 

We provide clear orthodontics to patients in all locales, including our friends and neighbors in Franklin, Walpole, Foxboro, Wrentham, Medfield, and the surrounding communities.

Woman putting on Invisalign clear aligners near Norfolk MAIf you are an older teen or adult patient who wants a straight smile, you'll be happy to hear that we offer options that will not affect your appearance.

The options for orthodontics in Norfolk, MA make it possible for patients to achieve straight smiles without brackets and wires.

Invisalign® and Smart Moves Clear Braces

Using clear aligners in Norfolk, we can gently nudge teeth into proper alignment. In some cases, small attachments will be placed on teeth to assist with moving them in the right direction. Attachments are little tooth-colored "buttons" that work with the aligners to assist with moving your teeth more efficiently.

Inman Aligners

Inman Aligners look like a retainer and are removable. This treatment options focuses only on moving the front teeth to give your smile a more esthetic appearance.

All of our removable braces options make it possible to eat the foods you enjoy and keep teeth clean without any special tools or flossers. You can also take them out (briefly) for special events and occasions when you want your smile to look its very best.

Retainer Use

No matter which orthodontic option you choose, you will need to wear a retainer as part of your treatment. Otherwise, you risk the chance that your teeth will slowly drift toward their original position. We offer a number of retainer options for your convenience.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Invisalign Dentist in Norfolk!

Contact Norfolk County Dental Care to schedule an evaluation with our Invisalign dentist! We are looking forward to helping you achieve a straight, healthy smile.

We offer orthodontic options for our patients seeking to straighten their teeth with more efficient methods that fit into busy lifestyles. Our three options are more discreet and convenient than conventional braces, and we do offer clear braces in Norfolk, MA!

Invisalign Clear Braces in Norfolk, MA

We use Invisalign clear braces, along with Smart Moves, which is a similar clear aligner system. Clear aligners often eliminate the need for bracket-and-wire orthodontics. Our aligner systems are also more comfortable and do not involve rough brackets that can irritate the delicate tissue inside the mouth.Invisalign aligners on a model of teeth at Norfolk, MA dentist office

Clear aligners are removable for eating and cleaning teeth. This means you can enjoy a straight smile without the dietary restrictions that occur with traditional orthodontics.

Wearing aligners for at least 22 hours per day for two weeks (or according to your Norfolk dentist's instructions) before moving on to the next set will ensure good results and that treatment stays on schedule.

Inman Aligners

We also offer orthodontic treatment with Inman Aligners. Inman aligners are also removable and focus on aligning the front teeth for orthodontic and cosmetic purposes.

Our orthodontic options treat many of the same conditions as traditional braces:

  • Overcrowding
  • Misalignment
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

To determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, Smart Moves, or Inman Aligners, contact our Norfolk, MA dental office to learn more about orthodontic treatment. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams with orthodontics in Norfolk, MA.

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