How Invisalign Can Help Your Smile
By STEPHEN DEFUSCO, DMD
May 18, 2017
Category: dental
Tags: invisalign  

It's hard to feel proud of your smile when your teeth are crooked. Invisalign, a wireless orthodontic treatment, can realign your teeth and invisalignenhance your smile. Bloomfield, PA, dentists, Dr. Stephen DeFusco and Dr. Heba Alani, explain the benefits of Invisalign.

Straighten Your Smile Discreetly

Invisalign aligner trays are made of clear, comfortable plastic. Unlike traditional types of braces, there's absolutely no metal involved. The innovative alternative to metal braces uses gentle pressure from aligner trays to shift the position of your teeth. Each set of aligners in the series is designed to achieve a specific straightening goal. Aligners are worn for two weeks, then replaced with the next set in the series.

A versatile option

Invisalign can handle most bite problems, including underbites, overbites, crossbites and open bites. It's also a good choice if you have gaps between your teeth, or your teeth have become crooked due to crowding. In fact, Invisalign is very effective at correcting most mild to moderate orthodontic issues. If your problem is severe or complex, traditional braces may be recommended.

Ease of cleaning

People in the Bloomfield area who wear metal braces often complain about how much time they must devote to cleaning their braces and teeth. Removing stuck-on pieces of food from wires and brackets can definitely take a while. When you choose Invisalign, there won't be any change to your oral hygiene routine. After you remove the aligners, you'll brush and floss your teeth. Before you put the trays back in your mouth, you'll only need to brush and rinse them.

No food restrictions

Avoiding certain foods is a must if you wear metal braces. Hard foods can break wires, while popcorn and sticky foods and candies can be almost impossible to remove from your braces. When you wear Invisalign aligner trays, you won't have to give up any foods. Every time you eat, you'll remove your aligners, then rinse them and put them back in your mouth when you're finished eating.

Are you interested in learning if you can benefit from Invisalign? Call Bloomfield, PA, dentists Dr. Stephen DeFusco and Dr. Heba Alani at (412) 688-8446 to schedule an appointment.

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