Removable Aligners at All Pro Dental in Revere

Here at All Pro Dental, we are dedicated to helping our patients smile. From regular cleanings and exams, to a variety of procedures that can help restore and protect teeth. 

But one issue that many patients have with their teeth is with their alignment. Gaps between teeth, crowded teeth, or crooked teeth can not only cause problems with how your smile looks but also put your teeth at higher risk of dental decay and other issues. 

Here at All Pro Dental, we provide aligners that can help patients address orthodontic issues. 

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Learn More About Orthodontic Aligners At Our Office in Revere

The best way to learn more about aligners and find out if they are right for you, is by visiting our office in Revere, Massachusetts. At our office, we can help answer questions, and create a customized treatment plan including the timeline expected for your specific aligner treatment. We use intraoral dental scanning, which means that instead of making a mold, we can simply scan your teeth.

With clear, removable aligners from All Pro Dental, you or your family member can enjoy the benefits of straightening your teeth without some of the core drawbacks of traditional braces. As dentists, one of the biggest issues with metal braces (especially for teens) is that it hampers brushing and flossing. But with removable aligners, patients don’t have to worry about threading floss around metal wires, nor do they have to worry about food getting stuck between wires and teeth leading to increased tooth decay or gum disease.

If you or someone in your family is interested in orthodontic aligners, please give us a call or use the button below to set up a dental appointment with our team today!

Benefits of Removable Aligners For Straightening Teeth

Aligners are a highly effective treatment for different alignment-related issues. Whether you or your child has had traditional braces before, or this is the very first time getting an orthodontic procedure, many patients prefer aligners to traditional braces. The key benefit of aligners braces is that they are removable. This means that aligners braces will not effect your diet or impede your ability to brush and floss your teeth. 

For many teenagers, traditional braces can quickly lead to a lack of flossing because it is more difficult to floss properly with braces. Additionally the restrictive diet enforced by braces, the pain of having them tightened, and the issues caused by braces breaking can all lead to a lot of problems for a patient. 

By contrast, aligners are easy to use. Simply wear them for the recommended 22 hours a day (only removing them to eat or brush/floss) and you do not have to worry about being poked with metal wires, having visible braces, or limiting your diet. 

Are Removable Aligners Right For Everybody?

Not everyone is an ideal patient for Invisalign braces. Aligner-based braces might not be the right fit for a few reasons. 

In some cases, if your dental insurance provides orthodontic coverage, it might not provide coverage for aligners. In these cases you might want to go with what the treatments your insurance covers. However, many insurance programs do not provide full coverage for orthodontic services, in this case you can look into payment plans and financing that might make things easier. 

Patients that need extensive orthodontic procedures due to larger issues with crowding might be recommended traditional braces because they are more effective for fixing larger orthodontic issues. 

Additionally, aligners might not be recommended to teenagers if there is a concern that they will not follow the recommendations of wearing their braces for the full 22 hours each day. Removal of aligners for long periods of the time can stop the braces from doing their job and prolong the treatment period.

How Do I Get Orthodontic Aligners?

The first step in getting aligners is to go to a dentist that provides them like All Pro Dental. After looking at your teeth, we will be able to tell if aligners are the right solution for you, and will be able to provide a custom treatment plan. We use a digital scanner to scan your teeth and create your first set of custom braces that will begin reshaping your smile. Over the course of your treatment you will swap out your existing Invisalign aligners for new ones. Each aligner is designed to get your teeth in place for the next phase. As long as you wear your aligners for the recommended 22 hours per day, you will likely stay on schedule for your treatment. 

How Do I Pay For Aligners?

As we briefly mentioned above, many dental insurance programs provide limited orthodontic coverage and few provide coverage for removable orthodontic aligners. Here at All Pro Dental we believe it is very important for our patients to have access to high-quality dental services and for them to be accessible. We work with CareCredit to provide financing for many dental procedures. Patients who don’t have dental insurance or who don’t have coverage for certain procedures can take advantage of CareCredit’s financing options. We also provide an in-house monthly payment plan to help patients pay for their orthodontic treatment on a schedule that works better for them. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Removable Dental Aligners:

Unfortunately, many dental insurance plans to not cover orthodontic treatments. Those that do may or may not cover dental aligners. Because aligners are a relatively new treatment and there are a variety of brands and types, it might be difficult to get coverage, even when going to an in-network dental provider. If this is the case, you might interested in different payment methods. For example, dental financing through CareCredit or payment plans provided by the dental provider. Here at All Pro Dental we provide both financing and payment plans. 

Aligners are recommended to be worn 22 hours every single day. This is the best way to move the teeth from their current position to their aligned positions. The two hours where the aligners can be removed are best used for eating, brushing and flossing. 

If you lose an aligner or it breaks/snaps, you need a replacement as quickly as possible. Contact your dentist and see if they are able to provide you with a replacement. The longer you go without your aligner the more your teeth will shift back into their original places.

It is recommended to keep your aligners in as much as possible. The only times you should remove your aligners are to eat, brush and floss. That being said, some dentists say that it is ok to remove the aligners for a brief period of time (under an hour). For example, teens might remove their aligner for a photo during picture day at school, or an adult might take their aligner out when getting their picture taken at a family event like a wedding. As long as you are wearing your aligners for 22 hours, you should be fine.

Both traditional metal braces and clear dental aligners work by using tension. The aligners are molded based on your teeth’s current alignment, they are made in such a way that they will push and pull on your teeth until your teeth are in position. Depending on the amount of movement needed to fix your smile you will likely need multiple sets. Consider each set to act as a bit of a checkpoint between your original alignment and your final goal. Your aligner will pull your teeth towards that position and then you will change out your aligners.

Unfortunately, much like braces, dental aligners can cause some discomfort. The process of moving teeth can cause some soreness and even headaches. Over the counter pain medications like Aspirin can be used to mitigate any discomfort. Many patients who have had both metal braces and aligners have reported feeling less discomfort with aligners especially since aligners don’t poke or scratch the way metal braces might. 

Dental Services Provided By All Pro Dental

Here at All Pro Dental we are here to help you and your family with all of your dental needs. Whether you are setting up a regular dental exam or cleaning for a member or your family, or you are concerned about a dental issue like a tooth ache or issue with a dental crown, we can help. 

We provide a variety of preventative dental services including exams and cleanings that help protect your teeth from decay and your gums from disease. This includes x-rays, sealants, fluoride treatments and more. 

We also provide a variety of dental services that can help solve issues for your teeth and gums including dental crowns, bridges, root canals, and more. If you need to see a dentist you can trust, give us a call to set up an appointment.

Dr. Terry Huang

Why Choose All Pro Dental in Revere

The team at All Pro Dental is dedicated to your smile and to helping families get the best dental services. We believe that it is highly important to provide a dental space that is non-judgmental, educational, and most importantly, that provides good dental services.

Here at All Pro Dental, we strive to be a dental office where patients of all ages will not just receive great dental services, but also learn more about their teeth and gums, and feel like they can leave smiling confidently.

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