Treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is the metal-free way to improve your tooth alignment.
Clear aligners are a popular choice of orthodontic treatment because they’re convenient, removable, and discreet. Invisalign is the most popular brand of clear aligners in the world because they were the first of their kind. Today, there are many other types of orthodontic treatments you can choose from including classic metal braces and even clear aligners that you can order online.
What makes Invisalign unique is that it’s a metal-free orthodontic treatment you can only get from a trained dentist like those here in our Allentown dental practice. We’ll fit you for your aligner trays by taking 3D digital scans of your teeth, and we’ll provide you with all the trays you need to get the results you want. When you meet with us for an Invisalign consultation, we’ll let you know if this treatment is right for you and how long it could take.
Postponing orthodontic treatment increases the chances that you could suffer tooth sensitivity, a cavity, or a cracked tooth that requires costly repair. Instead of chasing down one dental problem after the other, you can prevent them altogether by being proactive about your oral health and starting your orthodontic treatment as soon as possible. And if your teeth are inclined to drift further out of line, it will take longer and cost more to correct their alignment later on. You can save on the cost of your treatment by getting started right away.
If the cost of Invisalign makes you hesitant to begin, then we’d like to put your mind at ease. Our practice offers flexible financing plans to help you keep your treatment affordable. We will work with you to find a payment arrangement that enables you to begin experiencing the benefits of Invisalign without further delay.
You might feel overwhelmed trying to figure out all of your treatment options and you may have dozens of questions about what it’s like to get Invisalign. Fortunately, our experienced team will provide you with the answers you need, and we’ll be with you every step of the way as you begin your journey towards a healthier smile with Invisalign clear aligners. Here’s what to expect when you visit us for treatment with Invisalign.
First, we start off by taking a digital scan of your teeth. This scan goes right into a chairside computer where the Invisalign software will give you a virtual rendering of what your new smile will look like after you complete your treatment. This program helps us estimate the length of your treatment time and create a customized month-by-month treatment plan for you. If you decide to begin your treatment plan, then your custom aligners will be designed using Invisalign’s state-of-the-art printing process and patented technology.
We’ll invite you back to our practice as soon as your aligners are ready. We will show you how to correctly place your aligner trays, explain how to clean and care for them, and let you know what you can do if you run into a problem (like if you accidentally lose or damage an aligner tray). Some people need to have small tooth-coloured buttons or hooks cemented to their teeth before starting Invisalign. These attachments can help make the trays more effective on teeth that are severely out of alignment, but they aren’t necessary in all cases.
After your teeth have shifted enough to match the current set of Invisalign trays, you’ll be ready to start the next. You’ll wear each set of trays for about two weeks at a time. You can certainly contact us if you have questions during your treatment, but we will only need to see you in person once every one or two months to check your teeth and make sure your treatment is going as planned.