Do you have crooked teeth? Are you looking for a discreet, comfortable way to straighten your smile? Try Invisalign at Williamsburg Dental in Broomall, PA. We offer both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles as clear aligners and braces that can straighten misaligned teeth quickly and efficiently. These cosmetic dental solutions can create a straighter and healthier smile.
Crooked teeth can cause oral hygiene problems and can sometimes lead to cavities and gum disease. Straightening the smile makes it easier for patients to clean their teeth and gums. Another added benefit of straightening the smile is that it creates an even bite. Patients with malocclusion problems or a misaligned bite are more likely to develop TMJ disorders over time.
For the most precise fit, we begin treatment by taking impressions of the teeth. We send these impressions to a dental lab, where they create your custom Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners fit similarly to a mouthguard and cover the upper and lower teeth.
Once they are complete, we will make sure that your first pair of aligners fit comfortably. Every 2 weeks, you will switch out your aligners for a new set. Each set of aligners is slightly different and will shift the teeth into a straighter position. Invisalign treatment typically takes 9 to 18 months to complete.
Six Month Smiles®
Six Month Smiles uses clear braces to realign the smile. It also has many of the same advantages as Invisalign treatment. Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires placed in the smile line, or the teeth visible when you smile.
This orthodontic solution solely focuses on the appearance of these teeth, so treatment usually takes six months, or about half of the time of traditional braces. With Six Month Smiles, patients do not need to worry about caring for their aligners. We recommend Six Month Smiles for patients who do not have serious orthodontic needs but want to straighten the teeth in their smile line.
Do you want to know more about treatment with Invisalign? Discover the answers to common questions many of our patients have about this orthodontic treatment:
How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?
Remove your aligners to eat, brush, and floss. Do not wear your aligners if you are drinking anything other than water, as this can stain your aligners. When you do not have the aligners on, keep them in their case so they do not become damaged.
Why should I straighten my teeth with Invisalign?
Invisalign offers multiple benefits for patients. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, it allows patients to brush, floss, and eat without restrictions. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners do not irritate or poke at the gums. Invisalign offers a more comfortable and discreet way to realign the bite.
How many times a day can you take Invisalign out?
Each day, aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours. This suggests that you can only remove them for a total of two hours per day. You can remove aligners as many times per day as you like so long as you wear them for the full 22 hours.
What if you skip a day of Invisalign?
Ideally, you shouldn’t ever miss a day of wearing your trays. If you miss one day, it might not have a significant impact on how well your treatment goes. The main problem is that it can become convenient to miss more than just one day. Too many tray skips may cause the treatment track to alter.
Is it okay to wash Invisalign with dish soap?
Using liquid hand or dish soap that is antimicrobial, you may carefully scrub your aligners. Cleaning germs that build up on Invisalign is simple with these two soaps. Before placing them back in your mouth after brushing, be sure to give them a thorough rinse to remove any remaining soap.
Can I switch my Invisalign trays a day early?
Unless your dentist specifically instructs you to do so, switching to a new aligner too soon is not a smart decision. Wearing a set of aligners in order for a predetermined number of days is how the Invisalign system functions, so switching them early can alter your treatment plan.
Straighten Your Smile
Do you want to try Invisalign or Six Month Smiles? Call our dental office for treatment today at (610) 347-8302. You may also schedule a dental appointment with us online. Let our dentists know if you have any more questions at your next visit and they will be happy to assist you.