Invisalign Clear Braces
A straighter smile is something every patient deserves. Not only do straight teeth look great; they also function better and remain healthier. However, many patients think their only smile alignment option is to spend years with a mouth full of metal bracket and wire braces. At the Wharton dental office of David A. Tripulas, DDS, we offer a cosmetically superior alternative – Invisalign clear braces. This unique alignment tray orthodontic system allows us to shift teeth into their proper positions without marring a patient’s beautiful smile during treatment. If you want to learn more about Invisalign orthodontics, call to schedule an appointment in our state-of-the-art Wharton dental office today. We’ll examine your current smile alignment and help you determine whether or not Invisalign is right orthodontic option to meet your needs.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alignment tray orthodontic system. Traditional braces use wires to place pressure on brackets attached to the fronts of teeth. This shifts the smile into the ideal alignment. Invisalign trays accomplish the same results using clear aligners.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign trays are each crafted to represent your smile one step closer to the desired end results. You’ll wear the Invisalign trays for about two weeks at a time. Then, the current set of aligners are exchanged for the next set in the series. You’ll visit our team every six to eight weeks for short checkup appointments, so we can make sure your smile is progressing according to plan. During these visits, we can make adjustments to your treatment that ensure you reach the desired end result. Every Invisalign plan is different, but most patients complete their treatment in ten to eighteen months.
Should I Consider Invisalign?
In the early days of alignment tray orthodontics, very few patients could actually receive effective orthodontic treatment. Now, we can correct even advanced bite alignment concerns like over, under, and crossbite as well as the simpler spacing and tooth position shifts that were traditionally treatable using Invisalign. Our team can provide Invisalign treatment for teens and adults with a wide range of bite alignment concerns, but the only way to know for sure that Invisalign is the best option for you is to schedule a consultation with us today.
Benefits of Invisalign Orthodontic treatment
No orthodontic solution is right for every patient, but those who choose Invisalign can expect to experience a number of benefits, including:
- Invisalign is typically completed in just ten to eighteen months with fewer, shorter office visits throughout the process. That means you’ll save a significant amount of time compared with traditional orthodontic solutions.
- The clear aligners look just like your natural smile, so no one but you and our team will ever know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
- Unlike bracket and wire braces that can irritate soft tissue, the smooth plastic alignment trays are the perfect solution for patients with sensitive teeth or gums, especially those with allergies or sensitivity to metal.
- There’s no need to change your diet or oral hygiene routine with Invisalign. Simply remove your aligners during meals and while brushing and flossing. Then, replace them after to continue your treatment.