You are never too old to straighten your smile, but you may not have time for the extra brushing and flossing or visits with our dentist. You may also be concerned that braces could focus the attention on your teeth and not on you. Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional metal braces that uses discreet, clear aligners to straighten teeth. This cosmetic dental treatment can address crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and more orthodontic problems. Dr. Kelly Halle-Brown offers Invisalign® aligners in Quakertown, PA.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign aligners are a great choice for patients who are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option for straightening their smile. Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten teeth.
In general, Invisalign aligners can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces. We may recommend Invisalign treatment to correct:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite
Invisalign Treatment in Quakertown, PA
During your initial visit, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. This treatment is often a good choice for adult patients and others who are interested in a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. In addition to being discreet, Invisalign aligners are very comfortable because they are custom-made from smooth, thin plastic.
Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will gradually and gently move to their proper positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned. The aligners are removable as well, which allows you to easily remove them as needed to eat, brush, and floss.
How long do you wear Invisalign aligners?
We recommend that patients wear their aligners 20 to 22 hours a day. Wearing the aligners for this amount of time, even during sleep, will keep patients on track to completing treatment in a timely manner. Patients can remove their aligners to brush, floss, eat, and drink beverages other than water.
How do you clean Invisalign aligners?
Because you can remove your Invisalign aligners, you can clean your teeth and your aligners separately. There are multiple methods you can use to clean your Invisalign aligners:
- Liquid soap and lukewarm water
- Invisalign cleaning crystals
- Retainer cleaning solution
Make sure that you’re cleaning your aligners once or twice a day. Cleaning your aligners prevents staining and bacterial buildup that affects your smile.
Straighten Your Smile Today
We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about Invisalign clear aligners. Contact Upper Bucks Dental Arts at (215) 876-0543 or request a dental consultation with Dr. Halle-Brown online.
Please let us know if you have questions about Invisalign before or during your treatment. We’re here to ensure that Invisalign is the most effective orthodontic treatment for your smile.