119 Massachusetts Ave. Lunenburg, MA 01462
Pond Road, Harvard, MA 01451

Dr. John Walker of Walker Orthodontics works every day with patients in Worcester County, MA who are looking to fix their crooked teeth (malocclusions) and other orthodontic issues. An orthodontist is a qualified dentist who has undergone special training, similar to medical doctors that choose to specialize in fields such as neurology and endocrinology. Orthodontists also undergo extra years of university-based study, as well as gaining extensive experience in an orthodontics residency program.

What kind of problems do orthodontists treat?

Orthodontists help to correct patients’ dental malocclusions (an abnormality in the alignment of the upper and/or lower teeth). This includes under-bites, overbites, cross-bites, spaces between teeth, overcrowded teeth, and the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Other problems with the function of the jaw should also be treated by an orthodontist.

Treatment Process

A typical consultation with the professional orthodontics practitioners at Walker Orthodontics may include:

  1. An analysis and diagnosis of each patient’s unique needs and outcome expectations.
  2. A report on the issues presented by the patient and a discussion with the doctor about treatment options.
  3. A treatment plan designed to correct the problems presented and to provide for the ongoing oral health of the patient.
  4. A strategy of treatment that is affordable, comfortable, and convenient to the patient while ensuring a maximal treatment outcome.
  5. A preliminary schedule to start treatment.

 

Malocclusion Treatments

A malocclusion refers to crooked or misaligned teeth. It is also a flaw in the relationship between the bottom and top dental arches. Some examples of malocclusions include crossbite, overbite, underbite, open bite, reverse bite, asymmetrical teeth, and impacted teeth. Three orthodontic techniques doctors use to treat malocclusions include:

 

  • Fixed Appliances: Fixed appliances are used in cases of malocclusion where precision is key.  Appliances that are regularly used are braces, fixed space maintainers, or specially made fixed appliances. Although patients usually can eat normally with these appliances, Dr. Walker advises patients in Worcester County, MA to avoid some foods and drinks that may damage their appliance (candy, gum, soda).

 

  • Removable Appliances: Walker Orthodontic use, in some treatments, removable appliances like retainers, lip or cheek bumpers, splints, aligners (like Invisalign), palatal expanders and headgear. Removable appliances can be taken out of the patient’s mouth at any time, unlike fixed appliances. However, they should only be taken out when cleaning, eating, flossing, or if the doctor recommends that they be removed for activities like sports or playing an instrument.

 

  • Orthognathic Surgery: Also referred to as “corrective jaw surgery,” orthognathic surgery is used to correct conditions of the face and jaw; problems that cannot be easily treated with braces. These conditions may be related to other issues like sleep apnea, malocclusions, jaw- or teeth-growth problems, or issues in the structure or function of the jaw. This surgical process involves realigning the bones of the jaw and then keeping them held in place with plates or screws.

The team at Walker Orthodontics are here to help you get the brightest, straightest, and healthiest teeth and mouth.


Dr. John Walker and the team at WAlker Orthodontics are experts in orthodontist. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Worcester County, MA,  Ayer, MA, Groton, MA, Fitchburg, MA, Shirley, MA, Westminister, MA, Littletone, MA, Devens, MA, Acton, MA, Westford, MA, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Walker contact Walker Orthodontics at: (978) 345-7988

Dr. John Walker and the professionals at Walker Orthodontics know that Invisalign clear aligners in Fitchburg, MA are an effective and convenient alternative to traditional metal braces. They have the knowledge and experience to answer their patient’s questions about Invisalign, including if treatment with Invisalign is an option for them.

Invisalign clear aligners are indicated in the treatment of:

 

  • Gap Teeth: Gap teeth can occur because of abnormal growth in the jawbone or when existing teeth spread and move to fill the space where a tooth or teeth are missing. The clear aligners are an effective treatment for positioning gap teeth into a more functional and attractive position within the mouth.
  • Overbite: An overbite (or medically, an “overjet”) is when the upper row of teeth extend out an angle and lie in front of the lower row of teeth when the patient’s mouth is closed. An overbite can cause pain in the jaw or even gum disease. Treatment with Invisalign can correct the overbite and position the teeth more naturally.
  • Underbite: Underbites are the opposite of overbites. Underbites occur when the upper row of teeth bites behind the lower row of teeth. Usually, underbites are caused by an overgrown lower jaw or an underdeveloped upper jaw. Invisalign effectively corrects this misalignment.
  • Open Bite: Open bites occur when the upper row of teeth and the lower row of teeth do not meet in the middle of your smile. This can be caused by a misaligned or abnormal jaw or by thumb sucking. In most patients with an open bite, there is an impairment, and possible pain, with eating and speech. With Invisalign, there is often less pain during treatment compared to other orthodontic treatment options.
  • Overcrowded: When all of the teeth cannot fit into the mouth in correct position. While not typically painful, overcrowded teeth can lead to an accumulation of food, plaque, and tartar, which may lead to tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Crossbite: Crossbite occurs when both the upper and the lower rows of teeth are misaligned in relation to each other. Crossbite can cause abnormal wear on the teeth and lead to bone loss or gum disease.

 

Dr. John Walker and the team at WAlker Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Ayer, MA, Groton, MA, Fitchburg, MA, Shirley, MA, Westminister, MA, Littletone, MA, Devens, MA, Acton, MA, Westford, MA, 01420 zip code area, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Walker contact Walker Orthodontics at: (978) 345-7988

One of the main concerns of many patients living near Westminister, MA is how to avoid having bad breath while wearing braces. Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics stresses the importance of how good oral hygiene practices are an important part of your orthodontic treatment. However, braces can make brushing more difficult because food particles can stick to the brackets, wires make it hard to floss in between the teeth, and plaque can build up on the surface of the teeth. Keeping your teeth healthy and clean during your course of orthodontic treatment will help them settle into their new positions faster and easier.

  1. Brushing Your Teeth. This is a major part of good oral hygiene and keeping bad breath at bay. To effectively clean your teeth, mouth, and braces, first rinse your mouth out with water to dislodge any food in and around the braces. Dr. Walker says that when you then start brushing, use a fluoride toothpaste and brush the gumline at a 45-degree angle. Then, angle the brush downwards and cover the tops of each bracket, and angle it up to brush the bottoms of the brackets. Be sure to brush every tooth at the gumline, as well as above and below the brackets, and the tops and backs of the teeth. This will ensure that you’ve reached the maximum area of your teeth’s surfaces and will remove any plaque or food remnants. Walker Orthodontics recommends that even if your child has been brushing on their own, they may need help with brushing until they’re comfortable with this new routine.
  2. Flossing Your Teeth. Another good oral hygiene habit is flossing your teeth. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) avers that flossing is just as critical to good oral hygiene as brushing. Although the arch-wire running through your brackets makes this difficult, there are several methods that will help you. Dr. Walker says that one popular tool used for flossing is a floss pick. These are two-pronged and are small enough to fit under the wires to hold a section of floss between them. The opposite end has a pick that is useful to clean brackets or between teeth. Floss picks are available for both children and adults, and can be either reusable or single-use. Another tool commonly used is a floss threader; a thin piece of plastic with a loop at the end to hold the floss.
  3. Use a Fluoride Rinse. Another step that you can take, is to use a fluoride rinse that will clean out any remaining food particles and will also help to prevent bad breath. Swish the solution around in your mouth for thirty seconds and then spit it out into the sink. Try to refrain from eating for thirty minutes after rinsing just to make sure that your teeth remain clean.

Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics are experts in braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Ayer, MA, Groton, MA, Fitchburg, MA, Shirley, MA, Westminister, MA, Littletone, MA, Devens, MA, Acton, MA, Westford, MA, 01423 zip code area, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Walker contact Walker Orthodontics at: (978) 345-7988

Dr. John Walker of Walker Orthodontics knows that treating serious orthodontic issues with a retainer instead of braces or Invisalign clear aligners is ill advised for patients who live in or work near Westminister, MA. Braces or Invisalign work over a defined course of treatment to optimally re-adjust your teeth. As an orthodontist in Westminister, MA, Dr. Walker knows a retainer would have to be worn consistently to work at keeping teeth straight. While getting a retainer instead of braces may work in some situations, Dr. Walker does not recommend patients to substitute one orthodontic treatment for another.

Orthodontic treatment for patients with braces is a commitment of money, effort, and time. The reward of these commitments is a straight teeth, a more functional mouth and jaw, and a beautiful smile. Some patients may attempt ways to avoid the commitments that braces require and still get perfect teeth. One way people try to do this is by wearing only a retainer instead of braces to straighten their teeth.

When Is a Retainer Indicated Instead of Braces?

Retainers are a good substitute for braces when the issue is extremely minor. For instance, a retainer can be used effectively if the problem concerns only one or two teeth, if there is a slight gap between two teeth, or if one of the teeth is out of place. However, the retainer might have to be worn for a few years for the treatment to be permanent.

When Is a Retainer NOT Indicated Instead of Braces?

There are instances when a retainer should not be used as a substitute for traditional metal braces. For example, patients who have orthodontic issues involving more than one tooth such as overbites, under-bites, cross-bites, gaps between multiple teeth, or many crooked teeth). All of these orthodontic issues are treated by Dr. Walker using braces.

Why Are Braces More Effective Than a Retainer?

The material retainers are made of is not strong enough to shift and move the teeth. Orthodontic treatment like Invisalign clear aligners or traditional metal braces are better options. Retainers, as their name implies, are usually worn after treatment with either Invisalign or braces to retain the newly aligned position of the teeth. They are used to maintain straight teeth, not to make them straight.

Is Invisalign an Option for Me?

Traditional metal braces are not the only option for orthodontic patients living near Westminister, MA. Dr. Walker offers Invisalign clear aligners to his patients who want to avoid wearing metal brackets. Invisalign is clear and removable, just like a retainer. Invisalign offers the best of both approaches to orthodontic treatment with braces and retainers. It’s used by many patients who do not want the bulkiness of traditional braces, but need the permanent results that a retainer alone cannot deliver. After patients complete their course of treatment with Invisalign, they are often fitted with a clear retainer to keep their teeth intact.

Braces are only one option for patients in the surrounding area of Westminister, MA with severe orthodontic treatment needs. Invisalign clear aligners may be the perfect solution that will correct a variety of orthodontic issues while being more comfortable and discreet for the patient. Both effectively treat severe orthodontic issues such as overbites, under-bites, cross-bites, gaps between multiple teeth, or crooked teeth.


Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics are experts in braces and retainers. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Ayer, MA, Groton, MA, Fitchburg, MA, Shirley, MA, Westminister, MA, Littletone, MA, Devens, MA, Acton, MA, Westford, MA, 01473 zip code area, or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Walker contact Walker Orthodontics at: (978) 345-7988

Are you an adult who lives in or works near the Harvard area that never had the chance to receive braces as a kid? Do you still long for the perfect smile but do not want to go through the hassle of dealing with traditional metal braces in Worcester County, MA? Not only does Walker Orthodontics offer the Invisalign for teens, but we also provide Invisalign for adults in Harvard. Dr. John Walker knows that many adults are self-conscious about how they look, but a straighter smile with the Adult Invisalign treatment is the easy solution to this problem!

Invisalign is an excellent way for an apprehensive adult to straighten their teeth and achieve the perfect smile. The number of adults undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is growing every day. Adults have become more interested in cosmetic friendly oral care for professional and personal reasons.

Invisalign for adults near Harvard are made of a smooth, BPA-Free, clear plastic that are worn over teeth, with the intent to subtly move them. In fact, you’ll be surprised to find out how many people won’t even notice you’re going through treatment.

There are many advantages to using the Invisalign system:

  • Oral Hygiene: The plastic is removable, allowing the patient to clean their teeth easier than with traditional braces. The aligners must be removed before drinking and eating, which causes less food to get stuck between teeth.
  • What braces? The aligners fit against teeth and are barely visible. They can also be taken out for special occasions, however they are unnoticeable so you probably won’t need to anyway!
  • Maintaining your current lifestyle: Without the use of metal wires there are no diet modifications necessary while wearing Invisalign.
  • Comfort: The material used to create the aligners as well as the technology used to create the tray for the patients’ teeth allow for a more comfortable fit.
  • Protection: If worn while sleeping, the thin material can protect your teeth at night from grinding and clenching.
  • Convenience: Your orthodontist will give you the aligners in sets which equates to less trips to the orthodontist. The aligners are also less painful and time consuming than traditional metal braces, most adults finish treatment in less than one year.

Other than straightening teeth, Invisalign can also treat many other orthodontic problems such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbites or Crossbites
  • Relapses after treatment using traditional braces

Invisalign for adults near Harvard are made with the use of X-Rays and teeth impressions to create a 3D projection of how teeth will move during treatment. Multiple sets of aligners are created for the bottom and top rows of teeth, which get worn two weeks at a time. Walker Orthodontics will provide you with a few sets at a time, reducing orthodontist visits to every four to six weeks.

Walker Orthodontics wants all of our patients to have a great smile, so if you or someone you know is interested in Invisalign for adults in Harvard, do not hesitate and contact Walker Orthodontics at (978) 456-8902 to schedule your first appointment.


Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Harvard, MA, 01451, Littleton, MA, Devens, MA, Acton, MA, and Westford, MA, or would like to schedule an complementary consultation with Dr. Walker, contact Walker Orthodontics at (978) 345-7988.

Many prospective patients who live or work near Worcester County, MA associate braces with awkward teenage years. However, orthodontics knows no age limit. Anyone from the age of 6 or 7 to 100 can get braces and the picture perfect smile they wish for, if they meet a few requirements. While anyone between these ages can get braces, their teeth need to a be developed to a specific point in order for braces to be effective. Dr. John Walker from Walker Orthodontics is here with some tips to tell about what age your child will need braces in Worcester County, MA and should start treatment.

While orthodontic treatment can start in patients as young as 6, there are a few specifications which need to be met. It is less about what age one can get braces as at what age they are ready for braces. Each child’s teeth develop differently which makes the age for children getting braces differ as well. However, here are Dr. Walker’s indicators as to when your child might be ready for braces in Worcester County, MA.

  1. Has your child lost all of their baby teeth? When someone gets braces, all of their teeth are shifted to align to the perfect smile. If all of these teeth are not adult teeth, it can be difficult to align. It can also be more painful later on if a tooth is lost and an adult tooth is trying to grow in around the braces. While it is possible for orthodontic appliances to be started when a child still has all of their baby teeth, Dr. Walker recommends waiting until the child only has adult teeth so that they can all be aligned together.
  2. Have their molars grown in yet? Like with baby teeth, it is easier for braces if all of the adult teeth have grown in already. If molars are not grown yet and are growing in while a child has braces, it might be painful when they grow in and try to grow around the brackets. To add to this, if molars are already grown into your child’s mouth, the molars can be aligned with the rest of the teeth which equates to a straighter smile at the end of treatment.
  3. Are there any serious problems in the mouth? Around the age of 7, the mouth is usually pretty well developed and baby teeth are beginning to fall out to make room for adult teeth. Dr. Walker suggests to schedule an appointment with Walker Orthodontics around this time so your child’s teeth can be evaluated. While this list is a good indicator as to when your child will be ready for braces, Dr. Walker is the only one who can truly evaluate your child’s teeth and see if there are any problems which will become bigger in the future or if your child’s teeth are at the right time for braces.
  4. Has your child met with an orthodontist? If your child does not meet with an orthodontist, he or she is not ready to get braces. Walker Orthodontics can give a full review on your child’s teeth and determine what type of braces would be best and when the ideal time to start treatment would be.

While anyone from the ages of 6 to 100 can get braces in Worcester County, MA, each individual child and their teeth are different and therefore begin treatment at different times. Dr. John Walker and Dr. Liz Walker of Walker Orthodontics in Worcester County, MA are happy to consult with each patient individually to figure out when the best time to start treatment would be. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit our office or contact us at (978) 345-7988.


Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics are experts in braces. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Worcester County, MA, 01412, Lunenburg, MA, Ayer, MA, Groton, MA, Fitchburg, MA, and Shirley, MA, or would like to schedule an complementary consultation with Dr. Walker, contact Walker Orthodontics at (978) 345-7988.

 

Orthodontic treatment with traditional braces may not be a treatment option for adults. Braces are obvious, can be uncomfortable, and require conscientious care. Dr. John Walker of Walker Orthodontics in Worcester County, MA knows that nearly twenty percent of people wearing braces today are adults, and not all of them are obvious braces wearers. For these patients, Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces. Invisalign offers these patients:

Comfort

Treatment with Invisalign is more comfortable than treatment with traditional metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners can be removed by the wearer to eat and clean the tray. This makes eating and drinking, brushing and flossing, and cleaning the aligners much easier. Patients being treated with Invisalign also avoid any irritation that might be caused the wires and brackets associated with traditional braces.

Appearance

Traditional metal braces are often associated with teenagers. On a young person, braces may be considered charming, but braces’ visibility can be inhibiting to an adult wearer. Invisalign aligners are clear, not metal. They don’t have bands or wires attached to teeth. The aligner trays are made of a thin, clear plastic, and they are virtually invisible when being worn. All the way, Invisalign is straightening your teeth in the same manner as traditional braces.

Shortened Treatment Time

The time that it will take for the teeth to move into their proper positions with Invisalign for adults is often less than the time it might take with traditional braces. The course of treatment with Invisalign is typically one-and-a-half years. Metal braces can take up to five years to be effective.

Cost

The price of treatment with traditional metal braces currently ranges from $3,000 to $7,000. This is comparable to the cost of treatment with Invisalign, which ranges from $4,000 to $7,500. Invisalign often is a preferred option when compared to the costs and benefits of ceramic and lingual braces, which cost from $4,000 to $8,000 and $8,000 to $10,000 respectively, and cannot be removed without undergoing a debanding procedure.

Treatment

With Invisalign, a computer program analyzes the current position of your teeth and formulates a corrective treatment plan. A series of aligners are then manufactured to these specifications that will work to straighten teeth into their correct position.

Insurance Plans

Most dental insurance plans cover Invisalign for adults just as they would other orthodontic treatment options like metal braces. Speak to someone on the Walker Orthodontics team as well as your insurance provider to determine what financing and insurance options are available.

If you’re an adult looking to improve your smile without any of the discomfort or self-consciousness associated with traditional braces, Invisalign might be the perfect option for you. Dr. Walker of Walker Orthodontics can help;

They are experts in treating Invisalign for adults in Worcester County, MA. For more information about Invisalign and if it’s right for you, visit our site at http://www.drwalkerortho.com. You can also contact us at our locations in Worcester County, MA:
Lunenberg, MA (978) 345-7988
Harvard, MA (978) 456-8902.

Changes in appearance may be a contributing factor that cause adults to choose NOT to get braces. Dr. John Walker at Walker Orthodontics has a solution; get fitted for clear braces near Groton, MA!

Dr. Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics know that adults who delay necessary orthodontic treatment may be damaging their mouth and negatively affecting their overall health.

Traditional metal braces are very visible and may cause problems when talking, laughing, and when “saying ‘Cheese!’”. Invisalign brand clear aligners are a new and improved way for adults to treat their misaligned teeth and jaws.

What are clear braces?

Clear braces are made of clear ceramic materials, and they attach to the teeth in the same way that traditional metal braces do. Clear braces do require a bit more care due to their more fragile nature. But the low-visibility nature of this treatment option appeals to adults who are avoiding orthodontic care because of the appearance of metal braces.

What are the advantages of clear braces?

Clear braces offer many advantages over other orthodontic treatment systems such as Invisalign clear plastic tray aligners. Clear braces provide an invisible way to correct several different types of severe or complex orthodontic issues. Patients near Groton, MA being treated with clear braces will be guaranteed to complete their treatment on time and with exceptional results. Clear braces are also a great alternative to traditional metal braces because they have fewer metal parts, so they are less likely to cause painful poking or irritation.

How much do clear braces cost?

Clear braces can range in price. The cost of orthodontic treatment with clear braces near Groton, MA is often comparable to treatment with traditional metal braces. Dr. Walker works with his patients to customize orthodontic treatment plans that address price, length of treatment, and insurance coverage options. The team at Walker Orthodontics can offer their patients different payment options with several popular insurance plans.

How can I get clear braces?

Are you interested in learning more about clear braces? If you think clear braces may be the right option for you, Walker Orthodontics is a trusted provider of clear braces near Groton, MA. Contact Dr. Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics near Groton, MA at: (978) 345-7988.

What questions should I ask?

For folks who want to improve the appearance of their smile, the effectiveness of their bite, and/or their overall oral and dental health, feeling in charge of their orthodontic treatment decisions and feeling prepared for their initial consultation is important. During your initial consultation with Walker Orthodontics, Dr. John Walker will answer your questions about orthodontics and your oral health. If orthodontic treatment is indicated, Dr. Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics will then outline a treatment plan that will best treat your orthodontic issues and provide for the utmost treatment outcome.

Some commonly asked questions during an initial consultation with an orthodontist may include:

1. What kinds of treatment options do I have to get straighter teeth and healthier smile?

Are any of the alternatives to traditional metal braces right for me? Your consultation is the best time to ask the doctor which treatment options are available to you that will ensure the best outcome for your individual needs. Dr. Walker will discuss with you your treatment goals and help you learn about the options available to achieve them. (At Walker Orthodontics, many patients opt for alternative treatments such as Invisalign clear aligners.)

2. What kind of preparation is needed to get braces? How many visits will the treatment take?

It’s always a good idea to ask questions like these to ensure that you’re comfortable with undergoing orthodontic treatment and that it fits conveniently into your schedule and budget.

3. Should I expect any pain while I have braces?

A lot of people who could readily benefit from orthodontic treatment shy away from the idea because they fear it might be a painful process. This is a common concern for many patients, and it’s one that you should talk about with your orthodontics provider. The Walker Orthodontics team will explain exactly what to expect and how to treat any discomfort their patients may experience.

4. What determines how long I have to wear braces?

During your consultation, Dr. Walker will evaluate your teeth and jaw alignment to determine the best course of treatment, and he will present a schedule approximating the length of treatment. (Orthodontics can be a lengthy process, so don’t be disappointed if you don’t notice a huge change in a short amount of time. You’ll achieve your dream smile soon!)

5. How will braces affect my lifestyle, my diet, and my activity level?

It’s impossible to avoid having to make changes in your lifestyle, specifically your dietary habits, once you begin orthodontic treatment. You may find that you need to make just a few changes to your daily routine to have a faster and more successful treatment outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Walker will discuss with you any recommended diet or lifestyle changes so that you’ll be prepared and ready by the time your orthodontic treatment begins.

Other important questions you may want to ask.

• How long will a typical adjustment appointment last?
• What are the typical costs associated with orthodontic treatment, and what should you expect to pay?
• What orthodontic treatment costs does your insurance plan cover?
• Who arranges for insurance company pre-authorizations, if necessary?
• Who files the associated insurance forms for treatment?
• What flexibility is there to pay any outstanding charges not covered by insurance?

Your initial orthodontic consultation is just the first step toward the healthiest smile you can achieve. Be sure to bring a list of your questions for Dr. Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics near Groton, MA. To schedule an initial consultation with Walker Orthodontics, call: (978) 345-7988.

Invisalign in Acton, MA

Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics prescribe and treat their patients who live or work near in Acton, MA with Invisalign clear aligner trays more and more these days. Invisalign in Acton, MA has quickly gained popularity. Actually, it has become one of the top orthodontic treatments around the world.

Fit and Finish

The Invisalign trays are made of a clear, thermoplastic material. They are molded to fit snugly with the wearer’s teeth. Invisalign aligners are fitted to and created for each patient. A 3D imaging and design program is used to develop a treatment plan with the aligners. It plots each series of trays that the patient will wear during their course of treatment. The trays gently, progressively, and effectively move the teeth into their new positions.

Power and Performance

A course of treatment with Invisalign, developed by Dr. Walker, involves going through a series of clear aligners progressively over a period of time. The aligner trays move the teeth further into their natural position by exerting minimal pressure on them. The clear trays are as effective as traditional metal braces, without the complicated wires and metal brackets.

Comfort and Convenience

Invisalign near Acton, MA frees the wearer from frequent and inconvenient adjustment appointments that occur when wearing traditional braces. The smooth, plastic surface of the  aligner trays prevents the irritation and discomfort associated with the myriad metal parts of traditional braces. They can be removed for eating, brushing, flossing, and caring of the trays. Invisalign aligner trays are virtually invisible to the casual observer. They can be worn throughout the day or evening without anyone noticing they are being worn.

Protection Plan

Walker Orthodontics know that teeth may drift back to their old positions in the mouth after orthodontic treatment. Typically, a retainer is  required after treatment with Invisalign. Wearing a retainer will help the teeth settle into their new spots and maintain their positions. Conscientiously wearing the retainer will ensure that your teeth will remain straight and in position.

Dr. Walker and his team at Walker Orthodontics are experts in treating their patients in Acton, MA with Invisalign clear aligner trays. to learn more about treatment with Invisalign, how it works, and if it is right for you, contact us at (978) 456-8902.


Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces, and clear braces in Acton, MA, 01718, Harvard, MA, Littleton, MA, Devens, MA, Ayer, MA, Westford, MA, or would like to schedule an complementary consultation with Dr. Walker, contact Walker Orthodontics at (978) 456-8902.