Arrowhead Dental Associates provides Invisalign services in Charlestown, RI. Call 401-364-6300 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Invisalign is a revolutionary new approach to straightening teeth. Instead of using metal brackets and wires to push and pull your teeth into place, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear aligners that gently reposition your teeth over time. Invisalign aligners are made with thin, clear plastic, so they’re virtually invisible. They’re also more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces, allowing you to continue eating your favorite foods and brushing and flossing as usual.
We use advanced technology to create a 3D model of your teeth and jaw; with this model, we can plan your treatment and fabricate aligners that give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Every two weeks, or as directed, you’ll switch to a new set of aligners until your treatment is complete. Best of all, no one will even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign!
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
How long do you have to wear Invisalign?
The treatment time needed for Invisalign can vary from patient to patient, but it typically ranges between 9 to 18 months. The time required depends on the amount of correction needed and the number of hours you wear your aligners each day.
Which is better, braces or Invisalign?
Braces and Invisalign are both effective orthodontic treatment options, so the answer to this depends on your preferences and lifestyle. Most patients prefer Invisalign because clear aligners are discreet, convenient, and comfortable.
Can Invisalign ruin your teeth?
No, Invisalign doesn’t ruin your teeth—by correcting misalignments and bite issues, Invisalign improves your oral health.
Can you eat with Invisalign in?
You should always remove your Invisalign aligners before meals and snacks. Eating with your aligners in can damage the aligners and your teeth. If food gets trapped in the aligners, it can lead to tooth decay.
Is Invisalign worth getting?
Our patients are overwhelmingly pleased with the results of Invisalign treatment. If you’ve spent decades wishing for a straighter smile, you’ll be glad that you finally made the investment in yourself. Straighter teeth are also healthier too, so you’ll enjoy better dental health as a result of your Invisalign treatment.
How painful is Invisalign?
Invisalign is rarely described as painful, but you may experience some discomfort. This discomfort is usually at its worst in the days after you start Invisalign treatment, although you may also feel some tightness and pressure each time you switch to a new set of aligners.
Is Invisalign permanent?
The results of your Invisalign treatment can be permanent, but it’s important to take steps to prevent orthodontic relapse (teeth moving back to their original positions after treatment is complete). You’ll be given a set of Invisalign retainers at the end of your treatment; these retainers look similar to your aligners, although the plastic is slightly thicker. Wearing your retainer as instructed can help make sure your new smile lasts a lifetime.
Call 401-364-6300 to schedule your appointment.