No matter what your age, having crooked, misaligned or gapped teeth can cause a great deal of insecurity. Unfortunately, having wire braces to correct this issue can also cause insecurity for many adults who seek orthodontic treatment. Also, traditional braces typically take at least two years to straighten teeth, and the process can be uncomfortable. Luckily, Chestnuthill Dental offers Invisalign, to straighten your teeth without the pain, wires and mouth full of metal. Continue reading to find out if Invisalign aligners are right for you.
How do Invisalign aligners work?
Invisalign uses clear aligners that are custom-made to make a snug, comfortable fit in your mouth. They don’t require any glue or adhesives and are carefully engineered to straighten your smile over time. Once worn, these aligners straighten teeth by applying slight pressure. Every two weeks you will receive a new set of aligners, and continue to do so on that schedule for the course of treatment.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than regular braces because they don’t cause irritation or sore spots. There are also no sharp wires to potentially poke your cheeks, gums or tongue, as can be the case with braces. Also, since you can remove the aligners when you eat or clean your teeth, Invisalign treatments don’t pose any dietary restrictions, so you are free to eat anything you want. Best of all, Invisalign is discreet; the aligners are transparent so you are straightening your teeth without anyone else realizing it.
How long until I see results? with Invisalign
Typically, Invisalign takes between 12 and 18 months; however, simple fixes and minor treatment requirements can be completed in only nine months. And since Invisalign aligners are designed unique to each patient, the care you receive from your provider at Chestnuthill Dental will be personalized to fit your specific goals. Although Invisalign can straighten your teeth quicker than regular braces, they still require some patience, and the changes are not usually visible right away.
Is Invisalign right for me?
If you feel your smile isn’t as straight as you would like for it to be, your first step will be to contact your Scotia cosmetic dentists at Chestnuthill to book a consultation. During this appointment, you will undergo an oral examination, which may include X-rays. From there, your provider will discuss your customized treatment plan with you, including how long treatment is estimated to take, how many trays you will need and your payment plan. While Invisalign is a wonderful option for many clients, unfortunately not everyone is eligible for this type of alignment treatment. Clients who have jaw alignment problems are ineligible for Invisalign, and instead must stick with wire braces.
Invisalign in Scotia, Pennsylvania
Not all dentists can offer Invisalign – only certified Invisalign providers. Chestnuthill Demtal is proud to offer Invisalign to patients in Scotia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. If you have questions or concerns about what type of orthodontic treatment is right for you, contact a provider at Chestnuthill Dental today. Just call (570)-402-4001 today or visit our website to schedule a consultation.