Consider Invisalign® treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without the look of metal braces. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Leo Spyrou can help determine if Invisalign® clear aligners are right for you.
As an experienced Invisalign® provider, Dr. Spyrou has extensive expertise with Invisalign®. He is able to use Invisalign® to complete cases that many other doctors cannot accomplish. We know exactly what needs to be introduced during each step of your orthodontic treatment to get the results you want.
Invisalign® clear aligners are an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign® treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign® clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to administer Invisalign® treatment, including your orthodontist, Dr. Spyrou!
Invisalign® clear aligners are used to treat any orthodontic condition that traditional braces are used to treat. This includes:
Both adults and children can wear Invisalign® clear aligners, though removable aligners are generally better for older kids and teenagers who can be trusted to wear them consistently. A special blue dot is placed in an inconspicuous area that will fade with use, which can be used to track if your child is wearing Invisalign® properly.
Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, but they are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires. This also usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments. Invisalign® treatment allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions. You’ll visit our orthodontist, Dr. Spyrou, about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Total treatment time averages from 9 to 24 months. The average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
Dr. Leo Spyrou, brings over 30 years experience as both a dentist and an orthodontist to his patients in Reading and the whole “North of Boston” area. In addition to a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University, Dr. Spyrou received specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders before earning his Post-graduate Degree in Orthodontics.
As well as practicing orthodontics, Dr. Spyrou enjoys teaching postgraduate orthodontics in the orthodontic department at Tufts, and is committed to staying current with the latest advances in orthodontia for children and adults. He is a member of numerous associations, including the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists, and the Tufts Association of Orthodontists.
Dr. Hayes was born in New York and spent her childhood and early adult years in Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences from the University of South Florida, while working full time as an orthodontic assistant. She then made the move north to endure the New England winters where she received her D.M.D degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, she began working as a General Dentist, where she quickly realized she wanted to specialize in orthodontics. She returned to Tufts and received her Certificate in Orthodontics.
If you would like to get started with Invisalign® clear aligners, either for yourself or your child, contact our office for a complimentary evaluation. We will discuss your options and whether Invisalign® is right for you. If it is, then we will take digital photos and impressions of your teeth to create the Invisalign® series of clear aligners. All you need to do is wear them consistently to get amazing results!