Do you have misaligned teeth? Are your crooked teeth impacting your bite? Try Invisalign treatment in Lititz, PA. Dr. Sara Gotwalt offers Invisalign to patients who have mild to moderate orthodontic problems. This modern dental solution offers comfort and convenience to patients who want to enhance the cosmetic appearance of their smiles. Dr. Gotwalt works with her patients as individuals so she can easily meet their oral health goals. She also takes their dental history and oral health problems into account to create customized treatment plans.
Many patients who are interested in orthodontic treatment with Invisalign may have these questions:
Am I a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
Most patients are good candidates for Invisalign. We recommend this treatment for teens and adults with mild or moderate orthodontic problems. Before every cosmetic treatment, Dr. Gotwalt and her team examine the patient’s teeth and gums to determine if they require any additional treatment. To ensure the best results possible, Dr. Gotwalt will offer treatment for outstanding problems that can include gum disease and tooth decay. Patients need to be in good oral health before their Invisalign treatment.
How long is treatment with Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months to complete. However, this depends on the severity of the tooth misalignment as well as patient compliance. Patients who properly care for their aligners and wear their aligners for 22 hours a day are more likely to complete their treatment sooner. It may take longer for some patients than others simply because they require more time to straighten their smiles.
What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign has many advantages for patients with crooked and misaligned teeth. When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are more comfortable. They do not have any metal wires that can poke or irritate the gums. The Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit each patient’s unique smile. An additional benefit of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. Patients can remove their aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. With metal braces, food can get stuck behind the brackets and it can be difficult to floss. Finally, Invisalign aligners are clear. This makes them a much more discreet option than metal braces.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Some patients feel soreness or pain as they adjust to each new pair of Invisalign aligners. However, tooth pain is minimal with Invisalign when compared to traditional metal braces. Patients who choose Invisalign treatment do not require adjustments that are needed to tighten the brackets of metal braces. Sometimes, the metal wires that are attached to the brackets can damage the gums and cause bleeding. Invisalign aligners conform to the teeth and comfortably shift them into a straighter position.
Receive Invisalign Treatment Today
Are you looking for a more comfortable alternative to metal braces? Call us at 717-627-6980 or schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Gotwalt online. Feel free to let Dr. Gotwalt or a member of her team know if you have any remaining questions. They will be happy to help.