Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth? Straighten your smile with Invisalign in Ardmore, PA. Invisalign is a cosmetic dental treatment and modern alternative to metal braces. With Invisalign, patients can prevent problems caused by malocclusion, or an uneven bite.
Patients with crooked teeth can experience pain and discomfort due to a misaligned bite. It may also be difficult to clean between overcrowded or crooked teeth. Harmful bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay can build up in these hard-to-reach areas. Invisalign treatment straightens teeth and creates a healthier smile.
Invisalign Treatment and Care
Before treatment, we make sure that you are in good oral health. We will provide gum disease or root canal treatment as needed. To begin, we take dental impressions of the teeth. These impressions are then sent to a dental lab, where technicians fabricate multiple pairs of clear aligners. The aligners are made of durable yet light plastic that fully conforms to the teeth. When the aligners are complete, we will make sure that they fit and feel comfortable.
To care for your Invisalign aligners, remove them to brush, floss, and eat. Do not drink or eat anything other than water with the aligners on, as this can stain or damage the plastic. Remember to clean your aligners and brush your teeth before placing the aligners back in. Cleaning the Invisalign aligners prevents bacteria buildup.
Discover more about Invisalign treatment with answers to these frequently asked questions:
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
With Invisalign, patients can eat the foods they love without dietary restrictions. Because Invisalign aligners may be removed, patients can thoroughly clean their smiles without wires or brackets in the way. After treatment with braces, patients may have stains from brackets on each tooth that take some time to disappear. Removable Invisalign aligners deliver consistent results. Additionally, Invisalign aligners are clear, so patients can straighten their smiles discreetly.
How long is Invisalign treatment?
Many patients complete their Invisalign treatment within 12 to 18 months. However, your particular treatment time will depend on your malocclusion. Patients with more severe misalignment may require more treatment time. Additionally, patients who care for their aligners and wear them for 22 hours a day are more likely to complete their treatment on time.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
No, many patients find that Invisalign treatment is more comfortable than traditional orthodontic treatment. The most that patients feel with Invisalign is soreness as they get accustomed to each new set of aligners. Metal braces use brackets that dentists tighten at regular visits. Traditional braces also contain wires that can irritate and poke the gum tissue.
Request a Dental Appointment
Do you want to straighten your smile? Schedule a dental consultation with our dental team on our website. You may also contact our dental office for comprehensive care today at (610) 839-8967. At your next dental visit, we welcome you to ask any questions or voice concerns about your treatment options. Our dental team will be glad to help you get the answers you need.