If you want a more balanced smile and an attractive alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign® may be the perfect solution for you. At Conshohocken Dental Care in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Neemi Lama Sherpa, DMD, and the skilled team offer this clear aligner system as an option for individuals who wish to have discreet orthodontic treatment. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Many teens and adults prefer Invisalign over traditional braces as it allows easy removal for special events and normal eating, brushing, and flossing. Invisalign aligners also mold to the unique size and shape of your teeth and gently correct your alignment issues.
The aligners can correct bite problems such as overbite and underbite and they don’t rub on the inside of your cheeks like braces do.
In addition to effectively treating alignment problems, Invisalign can also help you feel more confident in your smile. Other benefits include:
Orthodontic treatment with braces may take up to three years, depending on the severity of your misalignment and bite problems. Invisalign offers a shorter treatment timeline, with many people completing treatment in 6-18 months.
Braces contain brackets and wires to straighten teeth, and some people might require rubber bands (elastics). Invisalign materials are smooth so they don’t cause discomfort or irritation to your inner cheeks or gums.
If you’re interested in getting Invisalign aligners, the team performs a thorough dental exam and teeth cleaning. They then take digital impressions of your teeth and upload them into Invisalign’s treatment planning software. After designing your custom treatment plan, the Invisalign lab creates your first set of aligners.
Over the course of treatment, you’ll have to return to the Conshohocken Dental Care office to change into a new set of aligners every two weeks or so. Your dentist may also schedule routine checkups every 4-6 weeks.
Invisalign treatment is a highly personalized process that involves ongoing monitoring. There’s not a one-size-fits-all treatment timeline that works for every patient.
While some patients may notice improvements in their smile in six months, others can take up to two years to achieve the best results.
It’s important for anyone wearing Invisalign to keep them on for at least 20-22 hours per day and remove them only when eating, brushing, or flossing.
To see if you can benefit from Invisalign, call Conshohocken Dental Care or book an appointment online today.