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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.

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.