Discover the many ways that your crooked smile could benefit from wearing clear braces.
No matter what age you are it’s never too late to consider straightening your smile. Instead of looking at crooked teeth day after day, take the steps to get the smile you truly want. And now you can get that straighter smile through your Paoli, PA dentist without wearing bulky metal. In fact, opt for getting a perfect smile the invisible way.
For those looking to straighten their teeth without the obvious metal mouth of traditional braces there’s Invisalign. These clear, removable aligners are custom-made to fit over the upper and lower teeth to shift and realign teeth into their ideal position. Invisalign can correct a variety of dental issues from protruding and crooked teeth to gaps between teeth, malocclusions and overcrowding.
How Invisalign Works
Once your Paoli, PA dentist deems you a good candidate for Invisalign we will take impressions of your smile and create 3D images of it. These images will help us to design the proper treatment plan to give you a straighter smile. From there we will then send your measurements to a lab to fabricate your unique set of Invisalign aligners. Each aligner in your treatment uses controlled force to slowly shift teeth into their proper placement.
When we fit you with your aligners you will wear them for about two weeks. While these aligners are removable you will still want to wear them for about 20 to 22 hours out of the day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss.
After a two-week period you will toss out the aligners you are wearing and replace them with the next set in your treatment series. It’s that simple!
How many aligners you have to wear will depend on the severity of your case; however, most patients wear anywhere from 18 to 30 aligners throughout the course of their treatment. The average length of treatment for adults tends to be about a year, while teens may need to wear Invisalign a bit longer.
Are you a good candidate for Invisalign? Let’s find out. Call your Paoli, PA dentist, Dr. Michael Agabegi at Paoli Family Dentistry and let’s get you set up with an orthodontic consultation.