Dr. Tufa is a Westborough MA Invisalign provider and can help teen and adult patients improve the health and appearance of their smile with clear aligners. Invisalign is the perfect solution for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Treatment is discreet, comfortable and typically completed in about a year.
Invisalign is a proven method for treating a range of dental problems related to the bite and cosmetic concerns such as crooked teeth. Dr. Tufa may recommend Invisalign to treat:
Overcrowding of teeth
Dr. Tufa will evaluate your bite to determine if Invisalign is the best solution for meeting your needs. If a bite problem is related to jaw structure, we may refer you to an orthodontist for further evaluation and diagnostics. Invisalign is an effective treatment option for problems that are the result of tooth position. Treatment that can reposition the teeth will improve the function, comfort, and appearance of the bite.
Invisalign® What to Expect
Treatment with Invisalign will begin with a consultation and discussion of your dental health needs and cosmetic goals. Dr. Tufa will go over all aspects of proposed treatment including costs, timing and expected results.
Invisalign uses digital impressions and CAD/CAM technology to accurately plan your treatment for more predictable results. Dr. Tufa will create a custom treatment plan which is sent to the Invisalign lab where your unique set of aligners is made. The number of aligners needed will be dependent upon the desired result and will play a role in the overall cost and length of your treatment.
Patients can expect to change their aligners about every two weeks over the course of treatment. We will monitor your progress at periodic check up appointments and make adjustments as necessary. In addition to discreet treatment, some of the benefits of using Invisalign to treat your orthodontic concerns include:
Easy, comfortable treatment: the material used to make the invisible aligners will not irritate the gums and soft tissues of the mouth.
No dietary restrictions: removable aligners allow patients to enjoy their favorite foods while straightening their smile.
Normal oral hygiene: patients can remove their aligners daily for thorough tooth brushing and flossing, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Dr. Tufa will recommend the use of a retainer after treatment is complete to maintain your new smile for a lifetime.
Most patients experience minimal or no discomfort during treatment. When changing aligners it is possible to feel some pressure on the teeth for the first day or so, but the aligner material does not irritate the gums.
Patients are often surprised to discover that Invisalign is comparable or less costly than traditional metal braces. Dr. Tufa will all costs associated with treatment for your consideration during an initial consultation.