Invisalign / Clear Aligners
If you’re looking for a way to straighten your teeth without metal brackets and wires, you may be a candidate for clear aligners. At South Shore Dental Prosthetics, we offer clear aligners, both Invisalign and SureSmile, as a discreet and convenient alternative to traditional braces.
Clear aligners are made of a clear, flexible plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. They are custom-made to fit your teeth and gently move them into the desired position over time.
The best part about clear aligners is that they can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, meaning you can continue enjoying your favorite foods and drinks without worrying about damaging your braces.
Here’s a look at some of the key points to consider:
1. Clear aligners are virtually invisible, so most people won’t even know you’re wearing them.
2. They’re removable, so you can take them out for eating and cleaning your teeth.
3. You can see the results of your treatment before you even start wearing the aligners.
4. Clear aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces.
5. The treatment time is usually shorter with clear aligners than with braces.
1. Clear aligners can be more expensive than conventional braces.
2. You have to be diligent about wearing them for at least 22 hours a day to get the best results.
3. You may have to use a retainer after your treatment to keep your teeth from shifting back to their original position.
4. Clear aligners can cause some temporary discomfort when you first start wearing them.
5. You may have to avoid eating certain foods while you’re wearing clear aligners.
The first step is to visit Dr. Pavlicic for a consultation. Dr. Pavlicic and our staff will examine your teeth and take X-rays to determine if clear aligners are a good option for you.
If they are, Dr. Pavlicic and our team will take impressions of your teeth which we will use to create your custom aligners.
We will give you a set of aligners; you will need to wear them for 20-22 hours each day. As your teeth begin shifting, you will need to switch to a new aligner every few weeks.
Also, you’ll need to visit our office for periodic check-ups so we can look at your progress.
Once your treatment is complete, you must wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new position. If you’re interested in learning more about clear aligners, please call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pavlicic.
Meet the doctors
DR. Katarina Pavlicic
Dr. Pavlicic is a graduate of the Boston University Dental School.
In 2005, she attended Lutheran Medical Center’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program and was awarded a Certificate of Advanced Dental Graduate Study.
Dr. Pavlicic graduated from the world-renowned Misch International Implant Institute and the Kois Center for Advanced Dentistry.
Dr. Pavlicic has been Oral Sedation DOCS Certified since 2006.