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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.
Do you have questions about Invisalign from your North Huntingdon, PA, dentist?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is discreet. Invisalign consists of plastic, clear aligners. if a patient has minor tooth imperfections, like slightly crooked teeth, small gaps, or improperly positioned teeth, Invisalign is a great option.
More On Invisalign
Traditional braces may be necessary if there are major issues, like severe overbite, or major crowding.
Invisalign works by applying forces to each tooth to place them in their proper position. The clear, flexible plastic is custom-designed using a specialized software. It is convenient for adults and older teens.
The treatment may take about one year, depending on your dental needs, and consists of trays that fit your upper and bottom teeth. Trays should be worn for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours per day and can be removed if you have an event, but that's unnecessary since they're invisible.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign include allows you to have more dietary choices. Simply biting into an apple can ruin traditional wires, but you don't need to worry about that when it comes to clear aligners.
- Aligners are comfortable because the thin, flexible material of Invisalign doesn't irritate soft tissues in the mouth, unlike metal wires of braces.
- If you have a teeth-grinding problem, clear aligners can act as a nightguard.
- There's definitely an improved oral hygiene since Invisalign is removable.
- You can brush and floss your teeth with ease, as well as clean out the trays.
Caring For Your Aligners
In order to take proper care of your clear aligners, as mentioned above, you need to clean them out daily.
- Rinse them with lukewarm water and use a brush to remove food debris.
- Brush your teeth twice a day, at the very least
- Floss at least once before bed
Visit your North Huntingdon dentist periodically during and after your treatment. You'll need to wear retainers given to you and have your teeth professionally cleaned to prevent plaque buildup and formation of cavities.
If you have any questions or need more information about Invisalign, call your dentist Dr. Farrel Gerber at Call Gerber Dental Care in North Huntingdon, PA and serving Irwin, PA, at (724) 864-7900 today!