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By Great Meadows Dental Group
April 10, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

Straighten Your Smile Discreetly

Are you embarrassed by your crooked or misaligned teeth but feel self-conscious about wearing braces? If so, we have the perfect solution to straighten your smile. Invisalign teeth aligners are made from a clear, flexible material, so no one will ever know that you’re wearing them. The team at Great Meadows Dental Group, based in Bedford, MA, provides Invisalign straightening technology to our patients.

How do Invisalign Aligners Work?

You will first have a consultation with your Bedford, MA, dentist so they can decide on the best plan for correcting the alignment of your teeth. Once you get your Invisalign clear braces, you will wear them for two weeks, allowing your teeth to move into place. Every two weeks, you will be fitted with another set of aligners so that your teeth will be gently moved into alignment over time.

Invisalign aligners are made from a clear acrylic material. They fit comfortably over your teeth and you can remove them when you eat, brush, and floss. This makes your oral hygiene much easier to manage than with traditional metal braces which cannot be removed.

How Long Will I Need Invisalign?

Most people find that their teeth are straightened within 10-18 months. How long your need Invisalign will depend on the condition of your teeth and gums as well as the extent of the correction needed.

Correcting misaligned teeth does not only benefit your smile and your self-confidence, but it also benefits your overall health by protecting your teeth from decay and gum disease.

If you live in Bedford, MA, and would like to find out more about straightening your smile with Invisalign, call Great Meadows Dental Group today at (781) 275-7707 to book a consultation.

By Great Meadows Dental Group
July 18, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Discover the unique benefits surrounding this clear orthodontic treatment.Invisalign


Are you a teen or adult who is contemplating getting braces? If so, you may be doing some research to figure out which braces are right for you. Luckily for you, you have options. Our Bedford, MA, dentists Dr. Nicholas Papapetros, Dr. Leo Kharin and Dr. Jessica Ristuccia are here to tell you more about Invisalign and what makes it unique from other orthodontic systems.

Fix a Multitude of Imperfections

If you are dealing with a mild-to-moderate misalignment in your smile then Invisalign could just be the perfect option for you. Invisalign is ideal for handling:

  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Malocclusions or “bad bites” (e.g. overbites; underbites)
  • Crooked teeth

Of course, even though Invisalign can address many different dental issues it won’t be able to handle more complex problems. In this case, our Bedford, MA, general dentist may recommend getting traditional braces to improve the efficiency of your orthodontic results.

Get a Subtle, Less Noticeable Treatment

We know that there are a lot of teens and adults out there who want to fix their smiles but are worried about metal braces. Luckily, Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit close to your teeth so they aren’t obvious to those around you.

Enjoy All of Your Favorite Foods

With traditional braces, you’ll have to be careful about what you eat, but not with Invisalign. You can easily remove your aligners prior to mealtimes, so you can enjoy all of the foods you love without having to worry. Of course, it’s always a good idea to limit sugar and other starchy foods or to brush your teeth immediately after before putting your aligners back in.

Your Oral Routine is Simple

Conventional braces can be a challenge to keep clean. Brushing and flossing around sleek, thin wires and brackets are enough to make anyone nervous. Luckily, Invisalign aligners are completely removable so you don’t have to change up your oral care routine at all (unless, of course, it needs it). And wearing Invisalign means that we can easily get your smile clean during your six-month checkups, too.

Are you interested in sitting down with our dentists to find out if Invisalign is right for you? Call Great Meadows Dental Group in Bedford, MA, and let’s find out how we can help you achieve the beautiful smile that you want.

By Great Meadows Dental Group
September 13, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   invisalign   orthodontics  

Learn about the benefits of Invisalign from your Bedford dentist.

Would you like to straighten your teeth but hate the thought of giving up some of your favorite foods? When you choose the Invisalign invisalignbrace system, you can eat anything you want. Dr. Nicholas Papapetros, Dr. Leo Kharin and Dr. Jessica Ristuccia, your Bedord, MA dentists at Great Meadows Dental Group, explain how you can benefit from Invisalign.

Invisalign Doesn't Use Wires and Brackets

Traditional brace systems use a system of wires and bracket to reposition your teeth. Adjusting the wires every four to six weeks gradually moves the teeth into alignment. Although the system is an effective way to realign your teeth, you must wear the wires and brackets for the entire treatment period, which can be as long as two years or longer.

The Invisalign system doesn't use wires and brackets. Instead, you'll wear a series of removable aligner trays. Since the aligners are clear, no one may even notice that you are straightening your teeth. Every two weeks, you'll replace your trays with a new set.

Mealtime Is Easy with Invisalign

If you've ever eaten with a friend who has braces, you may have noticed that they may have had to pass up some foods. Hard foods, like carrots and apples, can break wires and must be cut up into small pieces, cooked or avoided if you wear traditional braces. There are no limitations with Invisalign. Since you'll remove your aligners when you eat, you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods. There's no need to give up popcorn, gum or other foods that can cause problems when your mouth is full of wires.

Invisalign Makes It Easy to Care for Your Teeth

Navigating wires and brackets requires extra effort. If you aren't careful, food can become stuck in your braces, which can increase your risk of developing a cavity. When you wear Invisalign aligner trays, you'll simply pop out your trays and floss and brush as usual.

It's never been easier to straighten your teeth, thanks to Invisalign. If you would like to find out if you're a good candidate for Invisalign, call Dr. Papapetros, Dr. Kharin and Dr. Ristuccia, your Bedford, MA dentists at Great Meadows Dental Group, at (781) 275-7707 to schedule an appointment. Improve your smile without giving up your favorite foods!