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Welcome to Invisible Orthodontics
As a team, our goal is to provide you and your family with the best possible orthodontic treatment outcome in a personalized manner. Each patient is approached in a unique way to achieve an ideal result, leading to a pleasant as well as informative experience. Our dedication to and interest in the profession and in our patients result in a perfect environment for patients and families to be a part of.
Dr. Nicholas P. Zafiropoulos, DMD
Dr. Nick and his staff are trained at the highest levels of the field of orthodontics.
Meet Dr. Nick
Dr. Nick is a native of the Boston area, and a life-long summer resident in Mashpee since 1971. He completed his undergraduate education at Tufts University in 1988, with a BA in Biology. After graduating Valedictorian of his dental class at Tufts Dental School in 1994, Summa Cum Laude, he continued on to the prestigious Tufts Postgraduate Orthodontic Program, where he spent an additional two years of full-time training in the art and science of orthodontics.
Along with his private practice, Dr. Nick enjoys the beaches of the Cape, boating, basketball, golf, traveling and building long-term relationships with the families in his practice. He resides in Mashpee with his wife and his son Payi. Dr. Nick is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Northeast Society of Orthodontists, Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
He is President of the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, as well as a past president of the Tufts Association of Orthodontists. He is always happy to answer questions and concerns from parents and patients, as he and his entire team are passionate about providing top-notch treatment for all his patients!
As a team, our goal is to provide you and your family with the best possible orthodontic treatment outcome in a personalized manner.
Certified Orthodontic Technician
Certified Orthodontic Technician
With treatment up to 2x faster, you’ll be smiling in no time.
Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of aligners specially made for your individual dental needs. These aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, or special occasions and are made from a patented thermoplastic material to maximize comfort, appearance, and effectiveness.
Each treatment begins with a consultation with your doctor where you will assess your current smile and map out a customized digital treatment plan. Once you approve your plan and your aligners have been created you will continue ot meet with your doctor regularly to check on your progress and make sure everything is going to plan. Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 18 months on average, although exact treatment times vary based on your unique needs.
Improve your smile without interrupting your life.
Worried about having metal braces for Prom, yearbook photos, or playing sports?
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible and most people do not even notice them. Since they are removable, you can eat what you want without any worry of breaking a bracket or rubber band. Invisalign aligners do not interfere with your daily life, since they are:
Clear – Virtually invisible and do not show up in photos
Removable – Eat what you want, when you want
Maximum Comfort – Since the aligners gradually shift your teeth, Invisalign is extremely comfortable to wear
Customized – Each set is specific to you, so they are optimized for fast results
Simple. Easy. Fast.
Propel’s VPro5™ Technology
We at Invisible Ortho are now the proud provider of vibration technology with Propel’s VPro5™! Used for just 5 minutes per day, the VPro5™ helps ensure that your clear aligners are fully seated.
Did you know?
Proper aligner seating is very important. Improperly seated aligners can slow treatment, forcing patients to backtrack to previous trays. In addition to prolonging treatment, consequences of incomplete aligner seating can include unnecessary refinement.
Ask about the VPro5™ at your next visit!
The VPro5 Approach
How often should I use it?
Utilize the VPro5™ for just 5 minutes a day. Continue use for the entirety of your orthodontic treatment, or as otherwise directed by Dr. Nick.
How much pressure should I apply?
Bite down gently on the mouthpiece. There is no need to bite down or clench any harder than as needed to support the device.
How do I clean my VPro5?
The mouthpiece should be cleaned after each treatment use. Detach the mouthpiece from the oscillator. Rinse the mouthpiece under water and let dry. Do not rinse or submerge the oscillator; however, it may be wiped with a moist towel.
How to Guide
Connect the mouthpiece to the oscillator.
Confirm that the device feels secure and stable.
Depress (apply firm pressure) the white on-switch on the oscillator to activate vibration function. A blue light will illuminate. Device will slowly ramp up to full vibration.
While wearing your aligners, bite down on the mouthpiece and begin vibration therapy.
The device will function for 5 minutes per use and will automatically shut-off after the duration of treatment.
LED Notification Light blinks green 3 times to indicate cycle is complete. After use, clean and charge device as needed.
iTero, the Future of Orthodontics – Today
An accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. The iTero Scanner captures captures the contours of tooth and gingival structures, producing an accurate digital orthodontic scan in just minutes.
Benefits of Teeth Scanning
Eliminates Impressions, the most invasive procedure in daily orthodontic care.
Superior Accuracy with no distortion from patient movement during set, removal of impression, or disinfection.
Onscreen Visualization allows for immediate adjustment to create the ideal orthodontic scan the first time.
Increased Patient Comfort by eliminating the goop and gagging with traditional impressions.
Single Use Imaging Shield to ensure maximum cleanliness.
The orthodontic assistant scans the patient‘s dentition and palatal area if required. Our Exclusive Invisalign Integration allows you to scan patients for Invisalign services.
Step 2: Immediate Visualization
Model builds in real-time providing immediate feedback for patient and parent consultation.
Step 3: Digital Impression Review
We review the 3D digital impression for optimal treatment planning.
Step 4: Invisalign Patients
The scanning data are used for fabrication of your Invisalign aligners, with a significant reduction in fabrication time and superior fit.
3D i-CAT Scanner
Our practice now offers the 3D i-CAT Scanner in our office.
I-Cat 3D Dental Imaging System
iCat is a sophisticated Dental Imaging System that creates high resolution 3-D images of the patient’s teeth and jaws. The images allows us to show a visual diagnosis of the bones, teeth, nerves, sinuses, airway and structure of the head, face, neck and jaw. This efficient technology helps shorten patients’ treatment time. The advantages of iCat also reduces scan time and reduces radiation by 75% over traditional x-rays.
2 Year Difference After Treatment
Our practice now offers Damon Braces in our office.
We are pleased to offer our patients the Damon System. These self-ligating braces allow your teeth to move more comfortably and easily than traditional braces. With the help of this appliance, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible!
Better Results in Less Time
With Damon braces, we can achieve a terrific end result and finish your treatment faster. Depending upon your specific case, this can translate to a beautiful smile months sooner than with traditional braces. After analyzing your specific needs, we will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that will have you smiling as soon as possible.
Damon braces are very precise and effective. With this system, we can reduce the need for many of the time-consuming, complicated procedures that are used with traditional braces.
Fewer Visits to the Office
Because Damon braces eliminate the need for elastic ties, fewer adjustments are required. As a result, your appointments can be spaced out further, early in treatment, and will take less time.
Due to the unique design, we can move your teeth into their correct positions with greater comfort than traditional braces. Also, Damon braces are aesthetic, comfortable, and easy to keep clean.