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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.

Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics prescribe and treat their patients near Acton, MA with Invisalign clear aligner trays more and more these days. Invisalign has quickly gained popularity and become one of the top orthodontic treatments around the world. Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces.

Fit and Finish

The Invisalign trays are made of a clear thermoplastic material that is molded to fit snugly over the surfaces of 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 graduating progressively over a period of time through a series of clear tray aligners. The aligner trays exert a gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into a more natural position in the mouth. Each new set of aligners moves the teeth further into their optimal natural position. Invisalign is as effective as traditional metal braces but without the complicated wires and metal brackets.

Comfort and Convenience

Treatment with Invisalign frees the wearer from frequent and inconvenient adjustment appointments that are necessary when wearing traditional braces. The smooth plastic surfaces of the Invisalign 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 for 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. A retainer is typically 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.

To learn more about treatment with Invisalign, how it works, and if it is right for you, call Dr. Walker and the orthodontia professionals at Walker Orthodontics. They are experts in treating their patients near Acton, MA with Invisalign clear aligner trays. For a consultation, call: (978) 456-8902.

For decades, traditional metal braces were the go-to choice for orthodontic treatment. Most often because it was the only option available to patients needing orthodontic treatment near Westminster, MA. Today, there are more treatment options than there were in the past. Dr. John Walker and the professionals at Walker Orthodontics know that treatment with Invisalign clear aligners near Westminster, MA has been more sought after than any other orthodontic treatment option currently available. So before you choose Invisalign for yourself or your child, the team at Walker Orthodontics recommends that you learn a little more about this popular treatment.

What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a new approach to get a straight and healthy smile. It uses custom-made aligners to gradually shift teeth. Every two weeks, a new aligner is fitted to the wearer and the process recurs for the rest of treatment.
What makes Invisalign different from traditional metal braces? The difference between the two is that Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. The trays are clear and fit right over the teeth, so people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign has no metal brackets or wires, making it more comfortable and less painful. Invisalign aligners, unlike traditional metal braces, are removable as well and can be taken out to eat and brush and floss your teeth.
Does Invisalign hurt? Invisalign clear aligners exert a gentle pressure to move teeth within the mouth. A slight discomfort may be experienced when a new tray aligner is fitted. The smooth thermoplastic surface of Invisalign is less likely to cause irritation in the wearer’s mouth.
How long does Invisalign treatment take? Every case is different. Treatment time depends how severe your case is. Dr. Walker will be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take. To maximize the results and ensure a faster treatment process, follow all of the directions you receive from the team at Walker Orthodontics. And remember to only remove Invisalign to eat, brush, and floss.
Will I Be Able to Afford Invisalign? Orthodontic treatment can become expensive quickly. Many dental insurances policies do cover Invisalign treatment, so it is worth the effort to talk to your insurer. The only way to know how much treatment will cost for sure is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics.
Will Invisalign affect my day to day activities? Invisalign will not affect your day-to-day activities. You will probably want to avoid foods or drinks that may stain your teeth and aligners. You may find that you have to brush and floss more to keep clean. But, you will still be able to play sports, have fun, and live your life while wearing Invisalign.

To find out more about Invisalign treatment, or to see if it’s right for you, make an appointment with Dr. Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics near Westminster, MA. Call: (978) 345-7988

Orthodontic treatment is never inexpensive. Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics is an orthodontics specialist and is experienced in prescribing for his patients Invisalign clear aligners.

Cost: Invisalign versus Traditional Braces

For some patients, treatment with Invisalign might be less expensive than traditional metal braces. For others, Invisalign might be more expensive. The amount of work needed, the amount of treatment time, the payment plan chosen, and the individual patient’s insurance policy provisions all factor into the price of treatment. For more information about treatment with Invisalign, Walker Orthodontics can help answer any questions.

Insurance and Invisalign

Your dental or health insurance may cover part of the cost of orthodontic treatment (up to $3,500 for some patients) with Invisalign. Your individual insurer can give you more information on what kind of orthodontic treatments they cover. You can trust the team at Walker Orthodontics to guide you through the process.

Payment Options

Cost should not be a barrier for anyone seeking to improve their oral health and straighten their smile. A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can help you save funds for Invisalign treatment. Dr. Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics will work with their patients to develop a plan of payment over the course of their treatment that can help defer some of the costs of treatment.
Invisalign.com has a Cost Calculator tool that computes the approximate monthly cost of your treatment based on information about your insurance and flexible spending account.

Dr. Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics work individually with each patient to come up with a course of treatment and a payment plan appropriate to them. They want each patient to walk away from treatment satisfied with their treatment outcome. For more information, a consultation, or a quote, please contact Dr. Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics near Westford, MA by calling: (978) 345-7988

Traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and lingual braces are all great options near Littleton, MA for straightening teeth. And now there is Invisalign. Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces. Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics near Littleton, MA are the experts in orthodontic treatment with Invisalign.

Braces? What Braces?

Invisalign is virtually invisible. The Invisalign system is a series of clear, plastic aligners which are custom fitted to align the teeth. In this way, they work as effectively as any other orthodontic treatment, without all the hardware. Over the same period of time as most other treatments, the Invisalign aligners will straighten the teeth and position them correctly. Walker Orthodontics patients get beautiful results in the most discreet way possible and leave people asking “Braces? What braces?”

Comfort and Ease

Invisalign is made of a clear plastic material that is comfortable to wear and nearly invisible. There is no mouth irritation from metal brackets and wires and no emergencies like a broken wire or bracket. Dr. Walker and the team agree that this makes for a more relaxed patient experience. Invisalign is the only system that is completely removable by the wearer. Patients can brush and floss their teeth easily and thoroughly and do not have to worry about trapped food causing cavities between metal braces.

Real Results

The goal of any orthodontic treatment is straight, more functional teeth. Invisalign helps accomplish this comfortably and discreetly. Better brushing and flossing means better overall oral health. The removable nature of Invisalign allows patients to continue to use whitening toothpaste or strips, and the elimination of metal parts attached to the teeth means no stains or unusual wear on the teeth.

Invisalign is one of the most advanced orthodontic systems available today. Patients of all ages, including teens and adults, can enjoy the many benefits of Invisalign; comfort, discretion, and great results. At the end of the Invisalign treatment, patients get the best results from orthodontic treatment with Walker Orthodontics.

If you are looking to improve your overall dental health and think Invisalign may be right for you, schedule an appointment with Walker Orthodontics. Dr. Walker and the team will assess your personal case and help you get your Invisalign treatment near Littleton, MA started. Contact us today at: (978)345-7988

There is no “yes-or-no” answer to the question “Can pre-teens get Invisalign, too?” The decision, ultimately, will be made by the patient’s parents and their dentist or orthodontist. As long as your pre-teen has a fully developed set of teeth, Invisalign can be used in treatment. Invisalign clear aligners are generally safe for developing pre-teens, and the resulting tooth placement lasts a very long time. A consultation with Dr. Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics can help you determine the best course of orthodontic treatment for your child near Acton, MA.

Imagine being treated with a set of braces that are virtually undetectable.
That’s the beauty of Invisalign clear aligners. Treatment with Invisalign costs around the same as treatment with traditional braces, but Invisalign is more discreet, more comfortable, and more easily cared for than metal braces. Being treated with Invisalign near Acton, MA by Dr. Walker of Walker Orthodontics can correct a patient’s orthodontic issues without anyone ever noticing that they are wearing braces.

Invisalign instead of metal braces.
Image and self-esteem are critical personal issues for children, teens, and adults with a less-than-perfect smile. Dr. Walker says that the real appeal of Invisalign clear aligners is the freedom to eat and drink whatever you want without worrying about damaging your dental work. Invisalign clear aligners are removable by the wearer, making cleaning, eating, and active pursuits more comfortable. When consuming acidic drinks such as soda and orange juice, Dr. Walker always recommends removing your Invisalign to prevent the acids from getting trapped in the aligners and damaging one’s teeth.

Traditional braces are fixed.
That means they can’t be removed by the patient, and the various metal parts associated with metal braces can cause irritation in the mouth. Invisalign trays are made of clear plastic and can be removed and replaced as necessary. They require only a few simple cleanings each day. Invisalign is more comfortable and easier to care for than traditional braces.

Follow the instructions.
Pre-teens being treated with Invisalign risk interrupting the progress of their treatment by forgetting to wear the appliance. An Invisalign patient is afforded the opportunity to remove the trays before eating, and a pre-teen patient may forget to replace them in their mouth afterward.

Assuming your pre-teen is qualified for treatment with Invisalign, make sure too that they understand how to wear, clean, and store the Invisalign trays. For some pre-teens, it is easy to follow instructions at home, but in school your child may forget some of the responsibilities that come with being treated with Invisalign. With conscientious care and application, your pre-teen’s treatment with Invisalign will ensure a great set of healthy, straight teeth that will serve them well for a lifetime.

Invisalign works well for adults and teens, but only a professional like Dr. Walker can help you decide if Invisalign treatment near Acton, MA is the correct course of action to take in regard to your child’s orthodontic care. To learn more about treatment with Invisalign, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Walker, contact Walker Orthodontics at: 978-345-7988

Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and the professionals at Walker Orthodontics near Shirley, MA have the skill and experience to treat their younger patients with Invisalign clear aligners for their orthodontic treatment needs.

Opportunity

Treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is not indicated if a child has not yet lost all of their baby teeth (primary teeth), and full permanent dentition is not yet complete. A child’s full set of adult teeth (permanent teeth) typically is in position by the ages of twelve or thirteen years old. For those ages and up, treatment with Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and Invisalign can be a convenient and effective method of orthodontic treatment.

Responsibility

Parents and treatment providers must always consider the maturity and ability level of a child when prescribing treatment with Invisalign. Invisalign is removable by the wearer for eating, brushing, flossing, and cleaning the aligner trays. That makes it easy to wear and maintain, but it is also a responsibility for the child to keep track of the tray when it is not being worn. The professionals at Walker Orthodontics may be able to make replacement aligner trays, but they are expensive and the wait may delay the course of treatment.

Treatment

Invisalign clear aligner trays are virtually invisible to the casual observer. The trays are made of a thermoplastic material and fit snugly over the wearer’s teeth. They exert a gentle pressure to gradually and progressively move the teeth into a more natural position. A child being treated by Dr. John Walker and Dr. Liz Walker with Invisalign may experience less discomfort than with traditional braces. Kids can be active and social and not feel self-conscious that they are being treated for their orthodontic issues.

Support

Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and the team at Walker Orthodontics near Shirley, MA are sensitive to the needs and lifestyles of all their active young patients. They understand the commitment required from a child toward their treatment, like that Invisalign clear aligners need to be worn 22 hours each day to be effective. Young patients being treated with Invisalign clear aligners rely on the supportive and compassionate care of Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and the team at Walker Orthodontics for the best treatment outcomes possible.  

Outcomes

Results vary with each patient; typically treatment with Invisalign clear aligners provides approximately a 43% improvement compared to treatment with traditional braces, which has the potential to show a 90-95% improvement. Invisalign is not indicated in all cases of  malocclusions (e.g., crossbites). Depending on the treatment needs and goals of the patient, Invisalign is a manageable and comfortable method of orthodontic treatment for children.

A child’s life is complicated and can get more so with orthodontic treatment. Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and everyone at Walker Orthodontics know that treatment may be a necessity for a child, but it’s also an opportunity for them to learn responsibility and self-confidence while correcting their smiles. Invisalign may be the right treatment for your child. For more information about Invisalign clear aligners, or to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and Walker Orthodontics near Shirley, MA, call: 978.345.7988

For adults, orthodontic treatment with traditional braces may not be a treatment option. Braces are obvious, can be uncomfortable, and require conscientious care. Dr. John Walker and Dr. Liz Walker of Walker Orthodontics near Westminster, MA know 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 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 treatment 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. John Walker and Dr. Liz Walker of Walker Orthodontics can help; they are experts in treating their adult patients with Invisalign near Westminster, MA. For more information about Invisalign and if it’s right for you, call: 978.345.7988

Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and the team at Walker Orthodontics prescribe and treat their patients with Invisalign clear aligner trays in Harvard, MA more and more these days. Invisalign has quickly gained popularity and become one of the top orthodontic treatments around the world. Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces.

Fit and Finish
The Invisalign trays are made of a clear thermoplastic material that is molded to fit snugly over the surfaces of 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. John Walker and Dr. Liz Walker, involves graduating progressively over a period of time through a series of clear tray aligners. The aligner trays exert a gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into a more natural position in the mouth. Each new set of aligners moves the teeth further into their optimal natural position. Invisalign is as effective as traditional metal braces but without the complicated wires and metal brackets.

Comfort and Convenience
Treatment with Invisalign frees the wearer from frequent and inconvenient adjustment appointments that are necessary when wearing traditional braces. The smooth plastic surfaces of the Invisalign aligner trays prevent the irritation and discomfort associated with the myriad metal parts of traditional braces. They can be removed for eating, brushing, flossing, and caring for 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. A retainer is typically 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.

To learn more about treatment with Invisalign, how it works, and if it is right for you, call Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and the orthodontia professionals at Walker Orthodontics. They are experts in treating their patients with Invisalign clear aligner trays in Harvard, MA. For a consultation, call: 978.345.7988.

For decades, traditional metal braces were the go-to choice for orthodontic treatment. Most often because it was the only option available to patients needing orthodontic treatment near Ayer, MA. Today, there are more treatment options than there were in the past. Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and the professionals at Walker Orthodontics know that treatment with Invisalign clear aligners near Ayer, MA has been more sought after than any other orthodontic treatment option currently available. So before you choose Invisalign for yourself or your child, the team at Walker Orthodontics recommends that you learn a little more about this popular treatment.

 

  • What is Invisalign? Invisalign is a new approach to get a straight and healthy smile. It uses custom-made aligners to gradually shift teeth. Every two weeks, a new aligner is fitted to the wearer and the process recurs for the rest of treatment.
  • What makes Invisalign different from traditional metal braces? The difference between the two is that Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. The trays are clear and fit right over the teeth, so people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign has no metal brackets or wires, making it more comfortable and less painful. Invisalign aligners, unlike traditional metal braces, are removable as well and can be taken out to eat and brush and floss your teeth.
  • Does Invisalign hurt? Invisalign clear aligners exert a gentle pressure to move teeth within the mouth. A slight discomfort may be experienced when a new tray aligner is fitted.The smooth thermoplastic surface of Invisalign is less likely to cause irritation in the wearer’s mouth.
  • How long does Invisalign treatment take? Every case is different. Treatment time depends how severe your case is. Dr. John Walker and Dr. Liz Walker will be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take. To maximize the results and ensure a faster treatment process, follow all of the directions you receive from the team at Walker Orthodontics. And remember to only remove Invisalign to eat, brush, and floss.
  • Will I Be Able to Afford Invisalign? Orthodontic treatment can become expensive quickly. Many dental insurances policies do cover Invisalign treatment, so it is worth the effort to talk to your insurer. The only way to know how much treatment will cost for sure  is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and the team at Walker Orthodontics.
  • Will Invisalign affect my day to day activities? Invisalign will not affect your day-to-day activities. You will probably want to avoid foods or drinks that may stain your teeth and aligners. You may find that you have to brush and floss more to keep clean. But, you will still be able to play sports, have fun, and live your life while wearing Invisalign.

To find out more about Invisalign treatment, or to see if it’s right for you, make an appointment with Dr. John Walker, Dr. Liz Walker, and the team at Walker Orthodontics near Ayer, MA. Call: 978.345.7988