Invisalign Specialist

Lakeside Family Dental

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Shrewsbury, MA

It’s never been easier to have a straight, sparkling smile — without the need for traditional braces. If you’re interested in Invisalign®, visit Assia Fain, DMD, and her team at Lakeside Family Dental in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Dr. Fain is a certified Invisalign provider and has the expertise to design the best treatment you need to transform your smile with convenient, clear, barely noticeable aligners. To learn if Invisalign is right for you, call or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign®? 

Invisalign is a clear, removable form of braces that straighten teeth without brackets and wires. The system uses a series of trays — also called aligners — to gradually shift teeth into their desired position.

Most individuals change their aligners every one to two weeks, and a typical treatment plan is generally the same amount of time as regular braces.

How does Invisalign work? 

If you qualify for Invisalign treatment, Dr. Fain first takes digital impressions of your teeth. Using these as a starting point, Dr. Fain will devise a treatment plan of how your teeth will shift incrementally in order to give you a straight smile.

As you wear each set of aligners, you periodically check in with Dr. Fain so she can monitor your progress. Treatment usually last around 12 months but still varies depending on your orthodontic and cosmetic goals. Invisalign treatment generally takes less time than metal braces 

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can address many of the same dental concerns as traditional braces, including:

  • Crowding: crooked, misaligned, or overlapping teeth
  • Spacing: gaps in between teeth or not enough space in between others
  • Bite: minor issues with overbite, underbite, or crossbite

In most cases, you need to have good oral health to be a candidate for Invisalign, as clear aligners may contribute to gum recession or other dental problems. To determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Fain conducts a thorough oral examination.

If you do opt for Invisalign, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits throughout your treatment. 

What are the benefits of Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign is popular with many patients because the aligners are barely visible, unlike traditional metal braces. With this type of teeth-straightening system, you can remove the aligners at any time, meaning you don’t have to worry about wearing them while eating, drinking, or socializing.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign also allows you to brush and floss as you normally would, which may decrease your risk of plaque buildup, stains, or cavities. Since your treatment plan only requires periodic dental visits, you’ll also spend less time getting adjustments or painful tightening.

Dr. Fain is also a certified provider with Invisalign, which means you can be sure you’re getting the most skilled and specialized care during this process.

To schedule an Invisalign consultation with Lakeside Family Dental, use the easy online scheduling tool or call the office today.