Cosmetic & Implant Dentists & Invisalign Specialists located in Lansdale, PA
Is a mouthful of metal actually a better option over crooked, misaligned teeth? What if you could avoid both? The dental team at Lansdale Family Dentistry in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, provide Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Lansdale Family Dentistry or book an appointment online today.
Invisalign Q & A
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth, offering an appealing alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. This treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners over your teeth to align them over time gently.
You need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the ideal results, but the aligners are removable for teeth cleaning and easy eating. Invisalign should stay in your mouth if you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.
What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?
Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:
- Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
- Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
- Convenience, because you can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat
- Timing, because with Invisalign, you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is proven effective to treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Relapse after braces
Invisalign might not be the right treatment for you if you have major alignment and orthodontic issues. Your dentist might recommend an alternative treatment if this is the case. Book an appointment with Lansdale Family Dentistry to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?
Your dentist will first examine your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment method for you. He / She may use a digital scanner to create 3-D images of your teeth or make physical impressions. With these, your dentist will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.
After this step, your dentist will customize plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, your dentist will occasionally make your new aligners. Until your smile is perfect, this process will keep going.
If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, book an appointment with Lansdale Family Dentistry online or over the phone and see if Invisalign is right for you.