Have you always wanted a straight smile but do not want to deal with the visibility or restrictions of metal braces? Now, you can get the results you want without brackets and wires. At Brookwood Dental Associates, we offer the most preferred orthodontic system among teens and adults. With Invisalign in Lansdale, you will benefit from a nearly invisible treatment using clear plastic aligners. In about a year, you will have the straight smile that you have always wanted with a sophisticated solution.
Invisalign is an FDA-approved treatment that does not use any wires or brackets to move the teeth. Instead, a series of custom-made aligners are created using impressions of your teeth. By wearing them, your teeth are gradually moved into their proper positions.
In addition to a nearly invisible treatment, many have come to prefer the aligners because they resolve many of the disadvantages of traditional braces. During your treatment, you will not have any dietary restrictions because the aligners are removable, so you can still eat and drink your favorite foods. In addition, you will not have any wires or brackets to brush and floss around, making your oral hygiene routine easy. Simply brush and floss as you usually do while taking the time to clean the aligners each day.
Often, many report Invisalign to be far comfortable than metal braces. There are no wires or brackets irritating the inside of the lips or cheeks. The aligners are smooth and offer a custom-fit, so you can speak and smile with confidence.
You will also enjoy a more convenient treatment because you do not need to schedule appointments for adjustments; however, you will still need to come into the office every few weeks, so we can monitor the movement of your teeth.
Although Invisalign is an effective treatment, it is not right for everyone, such as those who have large gaps or severely rotated teeth. You will require a comprehensive consultation to ensure that you are a candidate.
If it is the right option for you, digital impressions are used to create your series of aligners. You will wear each one for about a week. For the best results, you must be committed to wearing them for about 22 hours per day. On average, it will take about a year to complete your series. At the end of your treatment, you will briefly require a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous positions.
During your treatment, it is best to maintain your oral hygiene and wear the aligners according to your dentist’s instructions.
If you’re considering Invisalign and have read this far, you probably still have some questions about the details of the treatment. To help determine whether Invisalign in Lansdale is right for you, we’ve gathered some of the questions we get asked the most often about Invisalign and answered them here. If you have an Invisalign question that you don’t see answered here, feel free to give us a call to ask.
To make sure your aligners remain translucent, it’s imperative that you keep them clean. Remove your aligners every morning and thoroughly clean them and your teeth. Bacteria could have accumulated on the aligners while you were sleeping, so it’s crucial to start the day off right with a clean mouth. Do this before bed as well.
When you take out your aligners, make sure to rinse them. This prevents dried saliva and plaque from building up and causing stains, or worse, infection. At least once a day, brush your trays with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Just don’t use toothpaste, as that could be abrasive to the plastic of your aligners.
Finally, it’s a good idea to soak your aligners when you’re not wearing them, like during meals. You can soak them in denture cleanser or Invisalign cleaning crystals mixed with water. Afterwards, rinse your aligners again before placing them back in your mouth.
Although Invisalign treatment typically costs about the same as braces, it’s well worth the price when you consider all the benefits that Invisalign offers. The great news is that most dental insurance plans are beginning to provide coverage for Invisalign, at least to some extent. In addition, we partner with CareCredit, a third-party financing option that helps provide dental care to qualified patients with little or no interest rates.
It’s impossible to give you a precise estimate of how much you’ll end up paying, simply because there are too many variables. Your total cost can be influenced by several factors, such as your individual insurance plan, the severity of your dental misalignment, and your age. All in all, the best way to find out how much you’ll end up paying is to schedule a consultation with us here at Brookwood Dental.
Invisalign works by applying a gentle pressure on your teeth to shift them into the proper position. This may result in minor discomfort, especially when switching to a new set of aligners. However, you should never feel outright pain, only general sensitivity. As your mouth grows used to your aligners, this discomfort should subside. Until then, you can alleviate your soreness with store-bought pain medications like ibuprofen.
The answer is most likely yes. Just because your teeth have been newly straightened doesn’t mean they’re always going to stay that way. In many cases, without a retainer, your teeth will shift back to their original position more quickly than you might think!
Generally, the more drastic your misalignment was, the higher the chances are that you’re going to have to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment. Fortunately, there are several options available to suit your lifestyle. Many retainers only need to be worn at night, for example.
If you have always wanted straight teeth, now is the time to get the smile that you have always wanted. With Invisalign, you will benefit from a restriction-free and discreet treatment. In as little as a year, you will have a confident smile with results that will last.
To start your journey to straight teeth, contact Brookwood Dental Associates today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to seeing you smile.