Do you have crooked teeth? Is tooth misalignment impacting the look of your smile? Invisalign may be the right solution for your orthodontic and aesthetic needs.
Invisalign is an orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry treatment that we provide for patients in our Lansdale, PA dental office. With Invisalign, patients can straighten their smiles discreetly and comfortably without irritating metal brackets and wires. Compared to metal braces, Invisalign aligners are less noticeable, more convenient, and user-friendly. An orthodontist in Lansdale, Dr. Albert can help patients through every aspect of their Invisalign journey, from the initial consultation to final results.
Treatment with Invisalign
To plan for Invisalign treatment, our team will take x-rays to see a detailed view of the teeth. They will then recommend appropriate orthodontic treatment depending on the severity of the malocclusion or misalignment. Teens and adults are the best candidates for treatment with Invisalign. If our dentists find that you have severe orthodontic problems, they may recommend traditional braces. In cases where there is a significant jaw structure concern, oral surgery may be the best solution.
Once our team decides that Invisalign is right for you, they will digitally scan the teeth to take impressions. These impressions are sent to a dental lab to fabricate the Invisalign aligners. When the first set of aligners is complete, our team will ensure a proper fit. Invisalign aligners are worn in pairs and each set of Invisalign aligners is worn for several weeks. Because each set is different, they will shift the teeth into a more aligned position over time.
Learn more about Invisalign treatment with answers to these frequently asked questions:
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
- Allows patients to remove aligners to eat
- Uses discreet, clear aligners
- Offers more comfort than metal braces
If you have misaligned teeth, but are looking for an alternative to braces, ask us about Invisalign. We will discuss your options with you to determine if you are a good candidate for this orthodontic treatment.
How do I take care of my Invisalign aligners?
When Invisalign aligners are not in use, keep them safe in their cases. Remember to not drink or eat anything other than water when wearing the aligners. Eating or drinking with the aligners on can stain or damage them. Cleaning the aligners before placing them back in your mouth removes bacteria that contribute to decay and bad breath.
What is the average treatment time for Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment typically takes a year to a year and a half. This will depend on the misalignment of the teeth as well as patient compliance. If you properly care for your aligners, you may shorten your treatment time.
Does Invisalign treatment hurt?
No, you may feel some soreness as you get used to each new pair of aligners, but this will quickly fade. Compared to braces, Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable. Patients who choose Invisalign do not have to worry about gum irritation from metal wires that can poke at the gums.
Straighten Your Smile with Invisalign
Do you want a straight, uniform smile? Schedule a dental appointment with our cosmetic team on our dental website. You can also call our dental office for a consultation today at 267-651-7247.