Correct overbites and crowded, crooked and gapped teeth with this easy and non-invasive treatment used by more than six million adults and teens. Invisalign offers the perfect path to a straighter smile. Learn more about this innovative option for teeth alignment and contact By Design Dental Implant Center to schedule a free information session and consultation today.
What is Invisalign?
You may have already heard of the Invisalign treatment as an easy and effective option for straightening your teeth. It is a modern solution for teeth alignment that uses a series of custom plastic trays to gradually realign teeth in need of adjustment. It’s a popular choice among patients who prefer a more discreet method of perfecting their smile.
Is the Invisalign treatment right for you?
Invisalign is perfect for people who want to feel more comfortable with their smile, whether that means fixing slightly crooked teeth or accomplishing larger adjustments. This process works wonderfully for people of all ages.
Pre-Prosthetic Orthodontic Treatment
Occasionally, our prosthodontists here at By Design Dental Implant Center cannot place a dental implant, crown, or bridge until you receive orthodontic treatment. Often times, crooked or overcrowded teeth can prohibit a dental restoration such as an esthetic veneer or dental implant from being placed in an optimal position. This treatment is a simple way to provide the ideal space requirement, allowing the prosthodontist to fabricate the most esthetic and functional tooth restoration possible. In addition to gaining esthetic value from straighter teeth, poor bites can be corrected as well. By aligning the teeth into proper orientation, the incidence of biting issues such as tooth wear, fractured teeth, and failing restorations can be greatly reduced.
How Invisalign Works
The Invisalign process uses clear, custom-molded plastic to gradually move teeth into improved alignment. With new trays delivered to patients every six weeks, the plastic tightens around teeth as the trays are worn throughout the day and night. This method is often a preferred treatment because it offers a sturdy fit for better and more precise alignment. Further, it provides a less noticeable solution for comfortable and smile-worthy teeth alignment.
The Benefits of Invisalign
At a cost that’s comparable to braces, Invisalign brings a new, simple approach to teeth straightening that boosts oral health while remaining more discreet and comfortable than traditional alignment options. This treatment uses computer-generated custom plastic molds to gradually move teeth into place. The alternative is relying metal braces that cause regular discomfort and can drastically alter a patient’s appearance and overall confidence. Trays remain easily removable for special occasions, allow easy teeth cleaning and tray upkeep. It lets patients eat their favorite foods without restrictions.
Choosing Invisalign vs. Braces
When weighing the pros and cons, you’ll find that this treatment provides a far more comfortable experience than other paths to the perfect smile. Abandoning the traditional mouthful of metal that braces bring, Invisalign instead offers a less noticeable option for patients by using clear plastic that fits closely against teeth. The costs are comparable to braces, but this solution goes a step further to eliminate common challenges associated with braces. Invisalign lets patients maintain better hygiene and easily eat, floss and brush teeth without the hassle of threading brackets or struggling with consuming certain foods.
Taking Care of Your Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign aligners are easily removable for regular cleaning after meals throughout the day as needed and before bed. Patients can rinse aligners with water and clean with a toothbrush using gentle movements. Or patients can utilize the Invisalign cleaning system for additional support. After treatment is completed, the desired final alignment of teeth can be maintained with a retainer. Your retainer can also be cleaned using similar methods.
Invisalign Treatments Serving Greater Philadelphia
To find out if Invisalign is the best treatment option for you and your smile, schedule an appointment for a complimentary evaluation. By contacting By Design Dental today, you can set up a free Invisalign consultation at your earliest convenience. Our team boasts years of experience providing effective treatment options for our proudly smiling patients.