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INVISALIGN for adults

Unlock Confidence with Adult Invisalign at Dot Smiles

Orthodontic needs aren’t limited by age. Many continue to live with orthodontic issues well into their adulthood, writing off the possibility of orthodontic treatment due to social reservations or time constraints. Today, these preconceptions are outdated, and 25% of all orthodontic patients are adults! At Dot Smiles in Dorchester, MA, we specialize in delivering top-tier orthodontic care for adults in the greater Boston area. We’re transforming smiles using Invisalign, a clear and modern approach to straightening teeth.

Why More Adults Are Getting Orthodontic Treatment

Perhaps there’s something about your bite or smile that you’ve always wanted to improve. Or, if you’re like so many adult candidates for Invisalign, you’re too busy to even think about your bite and the alignment of your teeth. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons adults might consider Invisalign or other orthodontic treatment:

  • You would have benefitted from orthodontic care as an adolescent but didn’t have access to it.
  • You had braces or Invisalign as a teen, but your teeth have shifted back out of their ideal alignment.
  • The orthodontia you had in your youth was not up to today’s standards, and now that better methods are available, you’d like to improve on it.
  • Your teeth were fine and didn’t require orthodontics when you were younger, but now they’ve started to shift.
  • There’s something like crowding or diastema (gaps) that you’ve always lived with, but now you’re a grownup with your own money, darn it, and you are going after some self care!
  • You have TMJ or chronic headaches, and the cause turns out to be (or may be) orthodontic.
  • Your cosmetic dentist has recommended orthodontics prior to crowns, veneers, or another aesthetic improvement.
  • You want to preserve your teeth, recognizing that having a functional bite can help you prevent decay, tooth cracks and fractures, and other dental problems in the long term.

We want our patients to know that Invisalign is for almost anyone with orthodontic needs! If you’re curious, book a consultation with Dot Smiles in Dorchester, MA to find out whether it’s a good choice for you. We’ll be happy to help you determine whether Invisalign can meet your needs and if you’re a good candidate for it.

Why is Invisalign a Good Choice for Adults?

Beginning any orthodontic treatment is monumental for most people–children and adults alike–and it does ask something of our time and effort. Thankfully, Invisalign minimizes the disruption factor, making it a smart choice for busy adults. As a leading Invisalign provider in Boston, we at Dot Smiles deeply believe in the system’s clear advantages. Invisalign’s unique benefits for adult patients include:

Adulting takes literally all of our time. Especially for parents, it’s not uncommon to be running from one thing to the next from the time we wake until bedtime, or even beyond. Invisalign accommodates a busy lifestyle by requiring relatively infrequent visits–about once every six to eight weeks on a standard treatment plan. Each time you come in to see us, you’ll receive several aligners, which you will unceremoniously change on your own at home.

To add to the convenience of Invisalign’s low-maintenance process, we offer remote monitoring to our Dot Smiles patients. Too busy to get in and see us? Traveling? Had enough of being out in the world and not interested in adding another errand? Working from home and don’t care to change out of your jammies? We can substantially minimize your visits to our office with remote monitoring. If you’re interested in this, we can help you set it up seamlessly and quickly.

And for those who choose in-office check-ins or for when an in-person appointment is necessary, we offer early-morning and lunchtime hours. We don’t close for lunch, and we open for business at 7:30AM. Many of our busy, commuting folks choose to make their appointments early in the morning so they can stop by the office on their way out to start the day.

It turns out people are never judging us as much as we think they are, but that doesn’t stop us from thinking they are, does it? You may be one of the lucky few not worrying about your appearance and others’ impressions of it (good on you!), but if you are like most of us in this regard, you can rest easy. Clear aligners are clear, and most people won’t even notice them on your teeth!

Full disclosure, Invisalign will likely call on you to step up your oral hygiene game, unless yours is already impeccable. But in comparison to braces, maintenance with Invisalign is low: You take your aligners out when you eat and then rinse and brush when you’re finished, cleaning the aligner trays once daily. It’s straightforward, and most patients appreciate that it helps them improve their oral hygiene habits.

Average Cost of Invisalign for Adults

One big difference between Invisalign for kids and Invisalign for adults is that the latter isn’t as generously covered by insurance plans. That said, many dental insurance policies from Delta, Cigna, MetLife, and others do cover a portion of adult Invisalign, up to 20%.

The cost of Invisalign varies according to a handful of factors, primarily the severity of the case. Without insurance, the price of Invisalign is typically between $4000 and $8000. Dot Smiles offers payment plans that allow you to pay incrementally as you go through your treatment to help make the investment manageable. 

What Can Invisalign Fix?

A common myth about Invisalign is that it can only treat certain minor cases. In fact, Invisalign aligners can beautifully correct a wide range of malocclusions, including (but not limited to):

Adult Invisalign treatment with Dot Smiles in Boston has been a life-changer for many, as evidenced by the radiant smiles in our before-and-after gallery.

Why Dr. Joffre for Adult Invisalign?

With mature bone structures and complex malocclusions, adult orthodontics requires special consideration. While adult Invisalign treatment is 100% worthwhile and helpful, the approach is different from what we do for our pliable-boned, younger patients. At Dot Smiles, Dr. Joffre’s extensive experience, combined with leading-edge technology, ensures you receive an accurate diagnosis and a sensible, comprehensive treatment plan tailored for adults.

Invisalign vs Traditional Braces for Adults

While braces were the de facto standard for a full century, adults now prefer Invisalign for the following reasons:

The vast majority of our adult patients choose Invisalign for their orthodontic treatment, and we invite you to peruse some of our reviews to see how they feel about it!

What’s Stopping You?

Well, we don’t know what’s stopping you, and maybe nothing is! But we know there are a handful of worries and misconceptions that may keep adults from seeking needed orthodontic treatment. We work hard to keep our patients informed and feeling empowered, so here are ten of the most common concerns we hear from adult orthodontic patients, followed by how Dot Smiles and Invisalign together can help alleviate each.

At Dot Smiles, we are devoted to widening the scope of knowledge about orthodontic treatments and dispelling misconceptions. We aim to ensure our patients understand that a radiant, healthy smile is attainable at any age.

Trust Dot Smiles for Your Adult Invisalign Treatment in Boston

Pioneered by Dr. Elon Joffre, Dot Smiles has been recognized by Boston Magazine as a Top Dentist for seven consecutive years. We’ve empowered countless adults in the Boston area with enhanced smiles through personalized and exceptional orthodontic treatment. Our unique combination of technological prowess and an unmatched patient experience makes us the go-to destination for adult Invisalign in the greater Boston area. Schedule your personalized consultation at Dot Smiles today!

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