When it comes to straightening your teeth, Invisalign® clear aligners are an effective alternative to cumbersome braces. If you’re in the Glenside, Pennsylvania, area and ready to transform your smile, Dr. Stephanie Graham and Dr. Alexandra Haberstroh of A2Z Smile Care can help customize an Invisalign plan for you. Call the office or book a consultation online to learn more about how Invisalign can help you achieve your smile goals expediently and comfortably.
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that gently fit over your teeth to coax them into more proper alignment. The aligners are made from a specialized plastic that fits softly in your mouth, with no wires or brackets like those associated with braces.
You wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, every day. Each week or two, you change aligners as your teeth gradually move into optimal position. You can remove the aligners for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene.
Invisalign aligners are relatively easy to wear and nearly invisible. You remove Invisalign aligners at meal time, which means you can enjoy all your favorite food and drink without consequences to your dental work.
Also, you take the aligners out when you brush and floss. You can get a more thorough cleaning in a short amount of time when you don’t have to work around wires and brackets, reducing any decay that can happen when braces prevent you from cleaning hard-to-reach areas.
Invisalign tends to be more comfortable than braces, as you have no metal rubbing against your gums or cheeks. You can remove Invisalign if you participate in contact sports, rather than risk injury from a hit while wearing braces.
Invisalign treatments require fewer dental visits for monitoring and tweaking. You visit A2Z Smile Care just about once every six weeks to ensure your treatment is on track.
In many cases, Invisalign corrects your smile more quickly than braces do. Your treatment plan depends on your particular smile concerns and goals but typically lasts 12-18 months.
Invisalign can address a number of bite issues and offer you generally straighter teeth. Specific concerns Invisalign corrects include:
If you determine Invisalign is the right treatment strategy for you, you’ll undergo a 3D scan of your teeth and the A2Z Smile Care team will put together a customized plan to improve your smile. This plan is sent to the Invisalign lab, where your aligners are fabricated.
When the aligners arrive, you wear them most of the day and night – changing brackets every week or two as your teeth shift into position.
To learn more about Invisalign, call A2Z Smile Care in Glenside, Pennsylvania, or book an appointment online.