Not everyone is excited about the idea of wearing braces—especially older teens and adults. But thanks to Invisalign, a modern orthodontic treatment, it’s possible to get the benefits of braces without the embarrassment and discomfort that can come with traditional devices. Get in touch with your dentist at Gerber Dental Care in North Huntingdon, PA to see if Invisalign treatment might be right for your smile.
What Does Invisalign Do?
Invisalign brings your teeth into alignment without the need for permanently placed metal braces. Instead of brackets, you’ll wear a series of plastic trays that are modeled just for your smile. The trays make individual teeth shift to fit their shape. It can take six months or more for the teeth to get to their proper alignment, which is very reasonable compared to standard braces which you might have to wear for up to three years.
Is Invisalign Treatment Right for You?
Common orthodontic issues that Invisalign can fix include small gaps between the teeth, crowded teeth, and teeth that jet forward or backward. You must have generally good oral health and no gum or dental infections. You must also be committed to brushing your teeth, flossing, and visiting your North Huntingdon dentist regularly to be a good candidate for Invisalign.
Maintaining Your Smile During and After Invisalign
A successful Invisalign treatment requires you to wear your plastic aligner trays for at least 20-22 hours per day. You have to keep your teeth clean and free from debris when you’re wearing them. Take them off before each meal (and at night) and remember to brush or rinse before putting them back on. When your Invisalign treatment is completed, continue to wear your remaining tray when sleeping to maintain your new smile.
Contact Us Today!
Your dentist at Gerber Dental Care in North Huntingdon, PA (also serving patients in Irwin, PA) can consult you on whether Invisalign treatment is right for you. Call the office today at (724) 864-7900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Farrel Gerber.