What Is Invisalign?
Well-aligned, straight teeth are not only the focal point of a beautiful smile — they are also healthier, easier to clean, and more comfortable. Dental malocclusion conditions, such as crooked teeth and a misaligned bite, may lead to long-term oral health issues that can become uncomfortable and costly to fix. To help Chester Springs, PA patients enjoy happier, healthier smiles, our general dentists are proud to offer the Invisalign orthodontics system. As trained and certified Invisalign dentists, they have helped many teens and adults get the orthodontic care needed for straight, confident smiles. Invisalign is a more discreet, removable alternative to traditional braces that may be ideal for a number of patients. If you're interested in improving your smile with Invisalign technology, make an appointment at Byers Station Dental to explore this advanced treatment option.
Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign clear teeth aligners from Byers Station Dental may be an ideal teen or adult orthodontic treatment for those who would like to attain straight teeth without the look or challenges of metal braces. Several factors may lead to the need for orthodontic care, such as genetics, tooth loss, facial trauma, and thumb-sucking as a child. Correcting tooth alignment and malocclusion issues can not only bolster your confidence but may enhance your ability to eat and speak properly as well. This treatment also minimizes the risk of jaw pain, tooth wear, and other oral health concerns. Invisalign may be recommended to treat orthodontic issues, like:
- Crooked teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Overbites or underbites
- Crossbites or open bites
What Is the Treatment Process?
To begin the Invisalign process, our team will take digital impressions of your mouth. These images will be sent to the Invisalign lab where your series of custom clear aligners will be made of a smooth, nearly transparent material. When your teeth aligners arrive at our office, we will have you return to try in the first set. Your aligners should be worn at least 20 – 22 hours each day and only removed when brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking. Every 1 – 2 weeks, you move to the next set of trays in your series as they carefully shift your teeth into their proper position. We may have you visit our Chester Springs, PA practice every 4 – 6 weeks so our Invisalign dentists can evaluate your tooth movement and treatment progress.
After Invisalign Treatment
The length of time you will need to use the Invisalign system will vary according to the initial condition of your teeth and your smile goals, but most patients undergo treatment for about a year. Once your teeth are aligned, it essential to wear retainers to maintain their new position. Invisalign's Vivera® retainers are made of the same comfortable material from digital impressions taken of your teeth once your orthodontic treatment is complete. We will let you know how long you should wear your retainers and how to care for them at home each day. Our dentists will continue to monitor the position of your teeth during your routine dental checkups.
Will Insurance Cover Invisalign?
Many patients find that some of their Invisalign treatment cost is covered under their dental insurance plan. Our knowledgeable business team will confirm your benefits and talk with you about your out-of-pocket treatment costs before scheduling your first Invisalign visit. Byers Station Dental accepts several simple payment methods to help make getting the straight smile you have always wanted even more convenient.
Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners offer a discreet solution for Chester Springs, PA patients seeking teen or adult orthodontic treatment. If you or a family member is wanting healthier, straighter teeth without the drawbacks of traditional braces, make a consultation at Byers Station Dental to learn more about the Invisalign orthodontic system. Our dentists can help you explore this treatment option and help start you on the journey to a more attractive smile.