How Does Invisalign Work?

Did you know that crooked teeth can cause serious dental health concerns?

invisalign orthodontic treatment crooked teeth invisalign for teens chester county paMore than just a cosmetic dental concern, crooked teeth can lead to an unbalanced bite and jaw that often results in a complex disorder known as TMD. Crooked teeth can make it difficult to properly clean your teeth increasing your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss.

If the stigma of adult braces is holding you back from straightening your smile, Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth.

Many people postpone getting traditional braces because they do not like the way that they look or feel. Many teenagers believe braces make it difficult for them to fit in with their peers while adult patients feel embarrassed by wearing braces in a professional setting. Invisalign retainers are discreet so you can smile with confidence throughout your entire treatment. Hendrix Orthodontics offers Invisalign for teenagers and adults who are ready to commit to straightening their smile.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a set of clear orthodontic retainers that are designed to straighten the teeth. Dr. Hendrix will take molds of your teeth to create a series of custom removable trays specific to your needs. The trays will slowly shift and adjust your crooked teeth and realign your bite.

Other dental treatments may be required to offer you the best results. Dr. Hendrix will work with you to ensure you get the quality and compassionate dental care you need for a functional, comfortable, straight and healthy smile.

How will I have to wear Invisalign?

There are several factors that affect the amount of time that one has to wear Invisalign including the problem that is being treated. The aligners will need to be worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day in order to be effective. About every three weeks you will receive a new set of retainers for the next stage of tooth adjustment. On average most patients will complete their Invisalign treatment in 6-12 months. Timing will be dependent on the alignment of your teeth and your specific cosmetic goals.

Is in Invisalign right for me?

There are a variety of problems that can be corrected with Invisalign. Dr. Hendrix will perform a comprehensive oral exam to determine whether your dental health concerns can be effectively corrected with Invisalign. This treatment can correct gaps, crowding, narrow tooth arches, crossbites, and underbites.

What are the benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign retainers are removable. You can take them out during meal times or any time you are eating or drinking. This allows them to stay cleaner and avoid build up that traditional braces are susceptible to.

Invisalign can help maintain your oral health. It can be difficult to clean your teeth if you are wearing traditional braces. This can put you at a greater risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Because you can remove aligners, it will be a lot easier for you to brush and floss effectively.

The results offered by wearing Invisalign can improve your confidence. Because the aligners are transparent, they are not highly noticeable to other people. Once your treatment is complete, you will have a straighter more aesthetically pleasing smile to be proud of.

Schedule a Consultation

Invisalign may be able to straighten your smile without the discomfort and social stigma of traditional metal braces. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, contact one of our Chester County orthodontist offices today.