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Find out how this clear retainer system can fix your crooked smile.

Who says that you are too old for braces? Not our Salem, NH, dentists, that’s for sure! In fact, more and more adults are turning to our dental team to fix their crooked and misaligned smiles. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, our dentists Dr. Nicholas Papapetros, Dr. Jhon Giraldo and Dr. Paul Masterson are now able to offer a completely clear orthodontic alternative to regular braces.

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Invisalign is a unique orthodontic system that provides our older teen and adult patients with a nearly invisible way to fix crooked, misaligned teeth to achieve their ideal smiles. Thanks to state-of-the-art computer technology, our Salem, NH, general dentists can map out every detail of your treatment plan including which teeth will need to move around and precisely how much they will need to move throughout the course of your treatment.

This information, along with 3D images of your mouth, will then be sent to an Invisalign lab where they will create several clear, customized aligners. These aligners, which look similar to mouthguards, are made from a transparent thermoplastic that fits tightly against the teeth so they aren’t noticeable. Each aligner is worn for about 2 weeks at a time, after which you will swap out the aligners for the next set in your treatment. The number of aligners you will receive will depend on the issue or issues you are correcting with Invisalign.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

One major benefit is that adults can finally feel confident getting braces without worrying that everyone else around them will notice. Patients who may have been a bit apprehensive about getting braces have nothing to fear about these clear, removable aligners.

That’s right; these aligners are also removable. While this doesn’t mean that you can just take your aligners off whenever you feel like it, you can remove them prior to eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. As long as you wear your aligners for around 20-22 hours each day, you should get the results you are looking for. It’s amazing how easily Invisalign fits into your lifestyle!

Invisalign has been helping countless teens and adults get straighter smiles in Salem, NH, and you could be next. Are you ready to find out if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign? If so, call Stiles Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation with us.

By Stiles Family Dentistry
June 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

How Invisalign from Salem, New Hampshire, can enhance your smileinvisalign

If you are thinking about straightening your smile, you may envision a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. It’s time to think differently about orthodontic treatment. You need to discover Invisalign, the discreet way to straighten your smile. Your dentists at Stiles Family Dentistry in Salem, New Hampshire, want to introduce you to the revolutionary orthodontic treatment known as Invisalign.

Invisalign doesn’t use conventional brackets and wires; instead, the Invisalign system consists of clear, smooth plastic appliances called aligners.

Your treatment begins with the first set of aligners, which you wear for about one to two weeks. You then switch to a new set of aligners which you wear for another one to two weeks. This process is repeated over a course of approximately nine to fifteen months.

Invisalign treatment is virtually invisible to those around you because the appliances are completely clear, allowing you to discreetly straighten your smile. The discreet nature of Invisalign isn’t the only benefit. When you choose Invisalign you can count on:

  • A comfortable experience because the appliance has no sharp metal parts to irritate your soft tissue
  • A convenient experience because you can remove the aligners to eat the foods you love
  • A healthy experience because you can remove the appliance to brush and floss normally

Invisalign is delicate and beautiful, but it is also strong and can correct the same issues as conventional brackets and wires. You can count on Invisalign to fix:

  • Overlapping and unevenly spaced teeth
  • Overbite and underbite
  • Crossbite and open bite

Why settle for conventional brackets and wires which require uncomfortable, lengthy treatment? Now there is a new way to straighten your smile discreetly and comfortably, thanks to Invisalign. To find out more information about Invisalign and what treatment can do for you, call your dentists at Stiles Family Dentistry in Salem, New Hampshire. Don’t wait to improve your smile, call today!

By Stiles Family Dentistry
February 11, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces  

Wish your teeth were straighter, but not keen on the idea of showing a mouthful of metal every time you smile? Invisalign may be the invisalignideal solution for you. Versatile and discreet, Invisalign treatment from the Salem, NH dentists at Stiles Family Dentistry allows teens and adults to straighten their teeth without the embarrassment or discomfort of metal brackets.

Your treatment involves wearing a series of clear, removable trays called aligners. You’ll wear them for at least 20-22 hours per day and remove them only to eat and clean your teeth. The aligners aren’t visible on your teeth, allowing you to undergo complete orthodontic treatment while maintaining your confidence, image, and bright smile.

Your Invisalign Treatment

  • At your initial appointment, X-rays and impressions are used to create a digital model of your teeth.
  • Your treatment plan is mapped out on the computer, allowing you to see your expected results before you even begin.
  • A series of aligners is custom-made for your teeth. You’ll receive a new set about every 2 weeks, and each set will move your teeth a tiny bit closer to perfection.
  • When your treatment is complete, you’ll receive clear retainers to help you maintain your newly straightened teeth for life.

The length of time required varies by case. Adults may complete their treatment in as little as one year, and teens can expect a comparable treatment length with Invisalign as with traditional braces.

Invisalign in Salem, NH

If you're unhappy with the look of your smile, it's time to find out what you can do about it. Although some orthodontic needs are better treated with other options, Invisalign effectively treats many of the same conditions as traditional braces.

At Stiles Family Dentistry, our experienced dentists can help you decide whether Invisalign is right for you. For Invisalign treatment in Salem, NH, request your appointment now or call (603) 893-4538 today.