Invisalign® aligners are an extraordinary way to comfortably align your teeth for that perfect smile. However, Invisalign aligners are not the right choice for all patients. One thing that we refuse to do is tell you what you want to hear, when we know that the treatment will not work properly. You are about to invest a lot of money, so we want to make sure that you will be happy with the results.
The first step in the treatment process will be to meet with one of our experienced orthodontists to talk about the pros and cons of Invisalign aligners and what your treatment plan could look like. If your orthodontist approves you for Invisalign treatment, we will digitally scan your teeth in order to fit you for a series of aligners. Unlike other practices, all of your treatment will take place in our Philadelphia or Main Line offices unless you would like treatment in one of our many other locations.
Patients love the Invisalign aligners because they are so comfortable to wear. You will be given a series of aligners that work for approximately two weeks each. Each set gradually straightens your teeth just a little bit more than the previous aligner, making them feel comfortable in your mouth. With Invisalign aligners, patients rarely complain about any initial mouth discomfort that can be common with traditional braces.
Invisalign treatment works by putting gentle pressure on your teeth to move into a healthy and straight position. That means as your teeth begin to align, you need to keep the pressure on. In order to make sure that your teeth are properly straightening, you need to visit one of our Philadelphia area offices regularly so that your orthodontist can keep tabs on your care.
Treatment requires visits every 8 weeks throughout the time you wear Invisalign aligners. That can be as short as 9 to 15 months, but may be longer depending on the case. Not to worry, aligners can always be removed to eat, drink, brush and floss as you normally would.
Your Invisalign treatment is over when the last aligner has done its job. Your orthodontist will help determine when the time is right to say goodbye to your aligners. However, that may not mean that your treatment is officially complete. Teeth can have a tendency to go back to their bad habits, so it is important that you follow your orthodontist’s recommendations for keeping your teeth healthy and straight.
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