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Discover your dream smile with the help of Invisalign.
Is your crooked smile keeping you from smiling for the camera? Do you loathe selfies and group photos with friends because you have to hide your smile all the time? It’s time to stop hiding, whether from the camera or those around you, and our Clarks Summit, PA, dentists Dr. Jeffrey Bell, Dr. Dale Collins and Dr. Amy Cravath have the most subtle and discreet way to get that straighter smile: Invisalign. Invisalign has been around for years now, and it’s the completely clear way to fix your crooked smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that look similar to the whitening trays you may see with commercial teeth whitening kits. These aligners are custom-made to fit over your teeth (you can get aligners for both the top and bottom rows) to help fix misaligned and crooked teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
These clear braces might not look like the traditional braces you remember from your past; however, they are just as effective at moving teeth back into their proper position. Just by wearing these aligners, your teeth will receive the proper pressure and controlled force needed to slowly shift teeth. Invisalign easily controls both the timing and the force of tooth movement, and each Invisalign aligner moves teeth only a certain amount as planned out by our Clarks Summit, PA, dental team.
How long does Invisalign treatment last?
The length of treatment will depend on the severity of the patient’s smile; however, most Invisalign treatments only take about one year for adult wearers. However, teens may need to wear their braces longer than adult patients. Our dentists can give you a better idea of how long treatment will take when you come in for an evaluation.
What are the advantages of choosing Invisalign?
The main advantage is that you can straighten teeth without anyone noticing since each aligner is clear. Furthermore, the aligners are removable so you don’t have to change your diet like you would with traditional metal braces. This means you can still enjoy all of your favorite foods while also straightening your teeth. Just remember to brush your teeth and rinse your aligners before putting them back in.
Plus your oral care regime won’t have to change either since you can remove your braces prior to brushing and flossing. Invisalign easily fits into your lifestyle, so you won’t find yourself having to change your daily routine much during your orthodontic treatment.
Are you ready to say “yes” to a straighter smile? If so, then the next step is to contact our Clark Summit, PA, dental team to discuss whether Invisalign is right for you. Call Abington Dental Arts today at (570) 586-1411 to schedule an appointment.
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!
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.