Do you want a straighter smile, but feel hesitant about the look of traditional braces? Thanks to some serious advancements in modern dentistry, our Wayne, PA, dentist, Dr. Jonathan Stone, can offer adults and older teens a more discreet way to straighten teeth that doesn’t require any metal brackets or wires. Have questions about getting Invisalign? We have answers!
What is Invisalign?
Instead of wearing metal brackets and wires across the front of your teeth, Invisalign treatment will provide you with a set of clear, removable aligners that will fit over your teeth and shift them into the proper alignment over time. Each aligner is custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, and they are formed from a flexible thermoplastic, making them less visible when worn.
What problems can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can fix many of the same misalignment and bite issues that are addressed by traditional orthodontic treatment. Of course, the type of issues that you are facing will ultimately determine whether Invisalign is right for you. After all, this treatment won’t be the most effective option for handling complicated or complex tooth movements or for realigning the jaws—Invisalign can treat teeth that are gapped, unevenly spaced, crowded, and slightly crooked.
How does Invisalign actually straighten teeth?
First, our Wayne, PA, Invisalign dentist will map out a treatment plan with the help of special computer software in order to determine which teeth will need to move during the course of your treatment. From there, an outside dental lab will create your aligners. Each aligner will provide just the right amount of pressure on certain teeth to move them gradually over the course of your treatment.
Is it true that Invisalign is removable?
Yes, you absolutely can remove your aligners, making mealtimes and oral hygiene convenient to perform. With that being said, while it might be tempting to remove your aligners whenever the mood strikes, if you want to achieve proper results, you’ll want to wear your aligners as much as you can. Not only will you sleep in your aligners, but you’ll also only want to remove them before caring for your teeth or eating. Your goal should be to wear your aligners for about 22 hours each day.
Interested in getting Invisalign treatment in Wayne, PA? If you want a straighter smile the next step is to sit down with Dr. Stone to find out if Invisalign can give you the results you want. Call our office today at (610) 687-0505
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