If you want a straighter smile without having to go through the discomfort and embarrassment of wearing metal braces, then Invisalign® is for you. At Advanced Dentistry of Center City in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pallavi Batra, DMD, and the team offer Invisalign to patients that are looking for a less invasive and more sophisticated alternative to traditional metal braces. To learn more about how Invisalign can improve your appearance and boost your confidence, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic alternative to braces that uses a series of clear, custom-made, plastic aligners to straighten your teeth or improve your bite. Each aligner in your series represents a different stage of your smile as your teeth gradually shift into their target alignment.
Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires or metal brackets. You wear the aligners for 20-22 hours every day and easily pop them out and in whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss.
Your Invisalign treatment begins with a 3D scan of your teeth that Advanced Dentistry of Center City and the Invisalign lab use to personalize your treatment plan and fabricate your aligners. Each aligner represents a different stage of your smile as your teeth shift into a better position.
Once your aligners are ready, the team at Advanced Dentistry of Center City will go over how to wear them. You wear each aligner all day, every day, for two weeks at a time. After two weeks, you move on to the next aligner in your set.
You maintain regular checkups with Advanced Dentistry of Center City every six weeks during your treatment. At these checkups, the team will check to ensure that the aligners are doing their job and that you’re keeping up with your treatment.
Treatment time varies from person to person and depends on the severity of your misalignment. Typical treatment times last anywhere between a few months to a few years, but they will give you results that last a lifetime.
Invisalign can give you a perfectly aligned smile without the pain and discomfort of traditional metal braces.
Because the aligners are removable, you’re not restricted to certain foods, nor do you have to use special tools to keep your teeth clean during treatment. And because you can keep your teeth clean like normal, you don’t have to worry about developing stains or decay in hard-to-reach places.
Invisalign also allows you to straighten your teeth discreetly. Because the aligners are clear, you don’t have to feel self-conscious or embarrassed like you would with a mouth full of metal.
Invisalign is a great way to correct a wide range of orthodontic problems, including:
Many people also use Invisalign to get generally straighter teeth.
Start your journey towards straighter teeth by booking an Invisalign consultation with Advanced Dentistry of Center City today. You can schedule your visit by phone or online.