There is never really a good time to get braces. Even teenagers, who probably have several classmates and friends with braces and are of peak orthodontics age, will probably need some degree of convincing from their parents and dentist. But alignment and bite problems can affect anyone, and unlike acne and questionable fashion choices, will not stay behind in the teenage years. If left untreated, orthodontic problems persist into adulthood, at the risk of becoming worse over time.
Invisalign in Clarks Summit
Improved decision-making abilities notwithstanding, many adults and older adolescents can be understandably reluctant to consider orthodontic work if it means spending two years wearing traditional metallic braces. With so much more at stake, the cons of getting braces - getting food stuck in the wires, giving up favorite foods, and the social embarrassment - hardly seem worth the risk for many people. But thanks to Invisalign clear plastic aligner trays, it is no longer necessary for people to choose between the structural integrity of their teeth and their pride and social life.
How does it work?
The dentists at Abington Dental Arts PC in Clarks Summit design a series of custom-made Invisalign aligner trays for each patient. Each tray is typically worn for two weeks and then switched out for the next in the series as the teeth slowly begin to shift into the desired position. Worn for up to 22 hours every day, the trays can be removed to eat, drink, and brush and floss. In addition to being discreet and unobtrusive, Invisalign trays allow users to continue practicing their normal oral hygiene routine and diets and are generally worn for a shorter period of time than traditional braces. Healthy adults and teenagers who can commit to wearing the trays for the required amount of time each day are generally good candidates for Invisalign.
Dentist in Clarks Summit
Straighter teeth are finally within reach with Invisalign. For more information, contact Abington Dental Arts PC by calling (570) 586-1411 to schedule an appointment today.