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When it comes to straightening your teeth in Merrimack, NH, Dr. Kevin Boulard offers his patients at Something to Smile About many cosmetic dentistry treatments. During an initial smile makeover consultation, he can decide if you’re a viable candidate for Invisalign®, which is one of his most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. He also discusses the pros and cons of each treatment option he offers to help you to make the best decision for your oral health. Invisalign corrects crowded, overlapping, or crooked teeth, and repairs misaligned bites.

What does Invisalign do to your teeth?

Invisalign straightens the teeth with clear teeth aligners. Each aligner is worn for a week or two before the patient moves on to the next aligner in their treatment set. These clear aligners apply a gentle, yet constant, force to the teeth while guiding them to their desired positions. During your initial consultation with Dr. Boulard, he will take impressions of the upper and lower arches with his iTero® digital impression scanner. Next, he will send these impressions to our lab to create your set of clear aligners. Once they’re ready, you will come back into our Merrimack, NH office and receive instructions on how to use them. Invisalign offers a much faster treatment time than metal braces.

Why Invisalign is a great choice for your oral health

Straightening the teeth certainly does more than just improve the smile’s appearance, it improves oral health too. There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign, including:

  • Comfort: Unlike other treatments such as braces, Invisalign stays in place until you take out the aligners.

  • Appearance: Invisalign is undetectable unlike metal braces and the wires associated with traditional braces.

  • Shorter treatment time: Metal braces often are worn for years while Invisalign treatment plans usually only take six to 18 months.

  • More affordable: Because of this reduced treatment time, those who choose to use Invisalign to straighten their teeth will also save money.

  • Cleaner: Because the clear aligners are removable, it’s easier for our patients to clean their teeth and gums. The aligners can be cleaned individually, which means there’s no buildup left in the mouth, which can lead to the development of periodontal disease.

  • Safety: Traditional braces contain both metal and wires, which can puncture your mouth. With clear braces, Invisalign aligners are smooth and are safer to use.

What is Invisalign used to treat?

At Something to Smile About, Dr. Boulard uses Invisalign to successfully treat many oral health issues, including:

  • Receding gums

  • Overcrowded or overlapping teeth

  • Gaps

  • Crooked teeth

  • Misaligned or improper bites

Ultimately, Invisalign is a great choice for any patient who doesn’t want to undergo a long and uncomfortable orthodontic treatment time with other treatments, such as traditional braces. It can benefit teenagers and adults alike who want a more discreet way to straighten their teeth in a faster time, all while saving money.

Differences in Invisalign versus metal braces cost

There are several factors to consider when comparing the costs of both Invisalign and braces. The final price of both will depend on each patient’s individual oral health problem and the number of sets of clear aligners that are needed to correct the teeth. Traditional braces typically cost anywhere from $4,000 – $8,000 while Invisalign costs about $3,500 – $6,000. At Something to Smile About, our professional team can verify your insurance coverage and review all financial obligations with you before you commit to any treatment at our Merrimack, NH office.

Learn more about how Invisalign saves time and money

At Something to Smile About, Dr. Kevin Boulard specializes in ways to help his patients straighten their teeth. If crooked, overlapping, overcrowded, or gapped teeth are keeping you from a perfect smile, it’s time to schedule a smile makeover consultation to learn about comfortable, affordable, and safe ways to straighten your teeth. To learn if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, call our team today to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve Merrimack, NH and the surrounding area.

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