Invisalign – Worcester, MA

Straighter Smiles Without Metal Brackets and Wires

For many patients, crooked teeth are considered a cosmetic concern and something they may choose to live with to avoid the cost of treatment. However, straightening teeth often go beyond enhancing your natural smile and improving overall dental health. Dr. Joseph Costa is a certified Invisalign® provider and often recommends it for teens and adult patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues. It’s never too late to straighten your teeth and improve oral health. Invisalign in Worcester is an effective cosmetic dentistry solution for teen and adult patients looking to straighten their teeth or address malocclusion.

Crooked teeth are often difficult to brush and floss effectively, increasing the chances of developing tooth decay or gum disease. Misaligned teeth can also be an underlying cause of bite disorders such as TMJ, which can lead to worn and damaged teeth. Straightening your smile with Invisalign can support lasting dental health and a comfortable bite.

Benefits of Invisalign

Do you have crooked teeth but dread the thought of bulky metal braces? Ask Dr. Costa about Invisalign clear aligners, the precise way to realign crooked teeth. Dr. Costa offers Invisalign removable aligners to patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns or to address orthodontic relapse.

Invisalign can be used to treat:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite

Patients enjoy many added benefits when they choose Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign aligners are custom-designed for each patient to improve their comfort and shorten treatment times. Clear aligners are made from ultra-thin, soft plastic that does not irritate or damage delicate tissues in the mouth.

Benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Discreet; they are invisible, and no one has to know you are wearing braces
  • Removable retainers allow easy brushing and flossing
  • Allow for routine oral hygiene
  • Reduces tooth decay
  • Reduces risk of tooth discoloration
  • Effective at straightening teeth
  • Smooth, plastic material is comfortable and does not irritate soft oral tissues

The Invisalign Treatment Process

Using a custom-fit set of clear aligners, Invisalign will gradually and comfortably realign your teeth. We will design a series of aligners for your specific dental needs. You will wear the aligners daily and switch to the next aligner when determined appropriate by your dentist.

Invisalign trays are removable for your convenience and comfort. With traditional metal braces, food particles can build up in the brackets. Traditional braces often caused damage or left behind stained teeth. Because Invisalign is removable, you can maintain your oral hygiene routine and remove aligners when eating to avoid build-up.

Patients who use Invisalign tend to experience less post-treatment tooth decay. Invisalign aligners are made of a soft, non-irritating material that will not scratch or damage your gums or cheeks. The clear material is practically invisible, and most people will not notice you are even wearing them.

Invisalign FAQs

Discover more about Invisalign treatment with answers to these popular questions:

Who Benefits from Invisalign?

Invisalign is for adult and teen patients who suffer from mild to moderate orthodontic issues. This teeth alignment treatment is perfect for patients who have busy lives and do not want interruptions. Invisalign also comes with a system for parents to ensure their teens wear their aligners properly and for enough time.

I Used to Have Braces, and Now My Teeth Are Crooked Again. Can Invisalign Help?

Invisalign is a great treatment for people who suffer from orthodontic relapse. Most people never want to experience wearing metal braces ever again! This clear aligner system will straighten your teeth again without all the negative consequences of wearing traditional braces.

I Have Dental Restorations. Can I Still Use Invisalign?

Your candidacy for treatment depends on the type and location of your restoration. Because Invisalign moves teeth individually, people with a dental bridge will not qualify for treatment. We can examine your mouth and determine if you are an Invisalign candidate.