Do you have crooked teeth? Are your misaligned teeth making it difficult for you to eat properly or clean your smile? Receive comfortable Invisalign treatment at Wayne Family Dentistry in Wayne, PA. Invisalign is a cosmetic dental solution for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues. With Invisalign, our patients can gradually and discreetly realign their teeth.
Invisalign is also a more comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. We recommend Invisalign for teens and adults who want to create a straighter smile. Realigning crooked or misaligned teeth makes it easier for patients to brush and floss as well as eat with an even bite. Our patients benefit from a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Treatment with Invisalign
Before Invisalign treatment, we will take digital x-rays of the teeth and gums as well as dental impressions. Using detailed x-rays of the teeth we can map out a customized treatment plan. We send the impressions to a dental lab, where technicians fabricate the clear Invisalign aligners. Patients will wear each pair of aligners for several weeks. Then, they will switch out their old pair for a new pair. Each set of aligners is slightly different as they shift the teeth into a straighter position.
Patients can clean their aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and baking soda. Another option is to soak the aligners in a solution of water and distilled white vinegar. Keeping the aligners clean and intact helps prevent bacteria buildup on the teeth and gums.
Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign? Read on as we answer common questions about this orthodontic treatment below:
What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can thoroughly clean their teeth and gums. Patients can also eat without any dietary restrictions against hard, chewy, or sticky foods. In addition, patients who choose Invisalign aligners are less noticeable and often more comfortable than metal braces. Invisalign aligners are clear and custom-made to fit each patient’s smile. Sometimes, the metal wires that make up traditional braces can poke and irritate the gums.
How long is Invisalign treatment?
The length of your own Invisalign treatment will depend on the misalignment of your teeth as well as how you care for your aligners. Patients who clean their aligners and wear them for 22 hours a day are more likely to complete treatment in a timely manner.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
No, Invisalign treatment is no more painful than treatment with metal braces. As patients get used to each new pair of aligners, they may feel soreness in their teeth for a day. However, this quickly fades. On the other hand, the wires of metal braces can sometimes scratch the gums and soft tissues of the mouth.
Request a Dental Consultation
Contact Wayne Family Dentistry for orthodontic treatment today at 610-347-5133. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with our dentists on our website. If you have any remaining questions about Invisalign or current concerns about orthodontic treatment, please let our team know at your next consultation. They will always be glad to assist you.