Could Invisalign Help Me?
By STEPHEN DEFUSCO, DMD
March 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Are you ready to learn more about how this clear orthodontic system could help you?invisalign

Do you ever wish that you had a straighter smile but think that there is no way you would wear metal braces later in life in order to do it? We know a lot of people have this very same sentiment. But what if we told you that you could get a straighter, more perfectly aligned smile without ever having to wear braces? Have we piqued your interest? Great! Our Bloomfield, PA, dentists, Dr. Stephen DeFusco and Dr. Heba Alani, are here to tell you more.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign has been around for decades so chances are pretty good that you’ve heard of this orthodontic option before. Perhaps you even know someone who has gotten Invisalign, or maybe you know nothing about it. Either way, you’ve come to the right place.

Instead of using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of custom-fitted clear aligners that cover the upper and/or lower teeth in much the same way whitening trays might. The major difference is that these aligners are specially designed to move teeth into the proper position.

What problems can Invisalign treat?

Most people assume that Invisalign can only handle the simplest alignment problems, so you might be surprised to learn that this clear orthodontic system can actually treat a host of minor to more serious misalignments such as:

  • Crooked or twisted teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crowding and overlapping
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

If you are dealing with any of these problems then you could very well be an excellent candidate for Invisalign. During your consultation, our Bloomfield general dentist will examine your teeth and talk to you about your treatment goals to determine whether Invisalign will give you the results you want.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

The most obvious benefit of choosing Invisalign is that you won’t have to deal with embarrassing metal braces. Instead, you’ll receive clear, thin plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth so they are more discreet.

Aligners are also removable. While this doesn’t mean that you can just take them on and off when you want to, it is comforting to know that you won’t have to change your diet around to accommodate your braces. With traditional metal braces, you have to avoid a lot of different foods to prevent damage, but not with Invisalign. Invisalign aligners can easily be removed prior to mealtimes and before brushing and flossing, so they don’t cramp your lifestyle.

It doesn’t matter if you have questions about Invisalign or want to sit down with our Bloomfield, PA, dental team and find out if your smile can be corrected with this treatment, don’t hesitate to call us about any of the services we offer.

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