What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners that are designed to straighten teeth and improve the look of your smile. It's not uncommon for many patients to forgo orthodontic treatment simply because they don't want metal brackets and wire braces. With Invisalign, no one will even know you're wearing braces because of their invisible nature. Invisalign is typically quicker and easier to wear, and it's ideal for individuals of all ages.

Invisalign trays need to be worn for most of the day and night, typically about22 hours a day. They can be removed when eating or brushing your teeth, and this is why they're often recommended for teens who are able to commit to treatment. Adults will find Invisalign to be beneficial because they won't need to worry about a mouth full of brackets and wires. You will need to come in for new trays to be made every few weeks.

Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Having that beautiful straight smile is important, and we want our patients to be proud of their smile. A smile is the first thing you see, and our team will listen to each patient's goals to ensure we get you the results you desire. Invisalign is a popular choice for both teens and adults. This treatment helps if you have overcrowding, chewing, or overbite issues. Older teens and adults can follow the instructions daily and ensure the trays are worn for the required amount of time. On average Invisalign treatment takes between 6-18 months which is comparable to the treatment time for traditional braces. During our Invisalign consultation process we will discuss each patient's age, level of correction, and smile goals to help to choose which orthodontic treatment is best.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

  • Invisalign trays can be easily removed for eating and drinking.
  • There are fewer food restrictions compared to other treatments.
  • Invisalign trays can be easily cleaned or rinsed.
  • The Invisalign trays are smooth and comfortable, and there is no gum or mouth irritation.
  • They are easy to remove to play sports or a musical instrument
  • Invisalign builds confidence and improves self-esteem.
  • Invisalign is a discrete treatment using clear aligner trays with no brackets are wires.

If you or your family member is interested in finding out more about Invisalign and how this treatment can benefit you, call Quarryville Family Dentistry to schedule your consultation.

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