Invisalign is the clear way to straighten crooked teeth.
Crooked teeth can make patients feel self-conscious of their smile. A cosmetic dental concern, crooked teeth may also impact your oral health. Straightening crooked teeth can improve your self-confidence and dental wellness, but many adult patients feel embarrassed about wearing traditional metal braces.
Invisalign aligners are a clear and discreet way to realign crooked teeth. Dr. John and Sara Gotwalt offer Invisalign clear braces for teen and adult patients looking for a practically invisible way to straighten their crooked teeth.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign gradually shifts teeth into alignment through a series of custom designed aligners. Using the state of the art Invisalign digital technology, Dr. Gotwalt takes images of your teeth and gums. These images are used to create a series of aligners made from a hard-soft plastic. The aligners fit snugly against the teeth allowing patients to speak normally while wearing their aligners. The soft material reduces discomfort or injury to the soft tissues.
The personalized series of aligner sets that will be worn over about the span of one year. Patients typically wear each set of aligners for two weeks. Treatment times will vary depending on the degree of orthodontic issues. Dr. Gotwalt will outline each patient’s specific treatment guidelines on a personal basis. Strict compliance to wearing the aligners is critical for successful treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign aligners provide patients with many short and long-term benefits. Invisalign aligners allow for improved oral health, straighter teeth, and more confident smile- all without the need for bulky, painful braces.
Benefits of Invisalign clear aligners include:
- Removable- Invisalign aligners are removable. This allows patients to remove their aligner for thorough brushing and flossing. Patients who wear Invisalign are less likely to develop tooth decay or tooth discoloration often associated with traditional metal braces. Aligners can also be removed while eating so patients may enjoy a diet without restriction during their treatment.
- Clear- The innovative plastic used to design Invisalign aligners is virtually invisible. The translucent material sits snugly on the teeth and can be barely visible to anyone else. Patients can maintain their daily professional and personal interactions with confidence.
- Comfortable- The hard-soft plastic used to make Invisalign aligners is gentle on the soft tissues in the oral cavity. Patients experience less swelling, bleeding and general discomfort associated with metal braces.
- Effective- When appropriately worn for the recommended time, Invisalign aligners can be highly effective. Invisalign can address crooked teeth, minor malocclusion, and can close gaps between teeth. Patients enjoy a straighter, beautiful, natural looking smile for years.
Learn more about how Invisalign can help you enjoy a more confident, beautiful smile. Contact our Lititz, PA dentist office today.