Orthodontic treatment has become somewhat of a rite of passage for teenagers everywhere. However, adults can also benefit from wearing braces. Unfortunately, many adults avoid treatment due to having to wear metal brackets and wires on their teeth throughout treatment. Luckily, Invisalign can straighten your smile and correct your bite issues without being visible to those around you. Learn more about Invisalign with Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit, PA.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign’s biggest advantage over traditional braces is their design. The clear, sturdy aligner trays are not noticeable to those around you at first glance. Unlike traditional metal braces, which require your dentist to permanently place metal brackets and wires onto your teeth throughout treatment, Invisalign is removable, allowing you to take it out to eat and brush your teeth. This important factor helps keep your teeth clean and decreases the chance of decay-causing plaque and tartar buildup since you can easily reach all of the areas of your mouth. Invisalign’s removable nature also means you can eat the foods you love without needing to worry about it becoming stuck in your braces.
What does Invisalign treat?
Though it does so using a different method, Invisalign treats the same issues as traditional braces. The aligner trays, worn one after another until the patient reaches the end of the series, places pressure onto the teeth to move them into their correct positions. This process can correct many orthodontic issues, including:
- misaligned or “crooked” teeth
- under crowding
- uneven teeth
- cross bite
- open bite
Invisalign Treatment in Clarks Summit, PA
If you think you could benefit from Invisalign, you should consult with your dentist to determine if this is the right course of treatment for you. A physical examination will help your dentist gather information about the state of your teeth, what kind of treatment they require, and how best to design your Invisalign experience.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Bell, Dr. Dale Collins and Dr. Amy Cravath at Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit, PA. Call (570) 586-1411 to schedule your appointment for an Invisalign consultation today!