Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia
Pallavi Batra, DMD
General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Philadelphia, PA
If you wish you could achieve the results of traditional braces but are worried about their aesthetic impact on your smile, Invisalign® may be the solution. Pallavi Batra, DMD, and the team at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia help people create stunning smiles with Invisalign clear aligner trays. To learn more about Invisalign treatment, call their office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or request an appointment online today.
What is Invisalign?
In the past, the only way to correct bite problems and attain beautifully aligned teeth was to wear unattractive metal braces for long periods of time. Now, Invisalign offers a more comfortable, aesthetically pleasing alternative.
Invisalign treatment consists of nearly invisible, clear plastic aligner trays that fit over your teeth. The team at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia updates your trays every several weeks to fit the changing configuration of your teeth.
Invisalign trays are hardly visible to the naked eye, and you can remove them for eating, cleaning, and special occasions.
What bite problems does Invisalign correct?
Invisalign accomplishes the same goals as traditional metal braces. The team at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia uses Invisalign to correct many common dental problems, such as:
- Large gaps between teeth
Dental misalignments create more than just cosmetic concerns. They can lead to jaw pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, and an increased risk of gum disease.
How does Invisalign compare to traditional braces and veneers?
When it comes to creating a beautiful smile of perfectly aligned teeth, the most effective treatments include Invisalign, metal braces, and dental veneers. Each option has its benefits and disadvantages.
Invisalign vs. braces
Perhaps the most significant difference between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign aligner trays are removable. Using Invisalign makes it easier to clean your teeth and allows you to chew your food normally.
However, Invisalign also requires more self-discipline to achieve desired results.
Invisalign vs. veneers
Aside from the higher cost of veneers, the primary difference here is that Invisalign actually straightens your teeth, while veneers merely create the appearance of straight teeth. Veneers can also break and typically last no more than 20 years.
What should I expect from Invisalign treatment?
First, the team at Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia examines your teeth and takes 3D digital images of your entire jaw.
This advanced imaging technology allows your dentist to move your teeth on the screen, view your jaw from various angles, and determine what your face might look like after treatment. Essentially, you get to see the effects of Invisalign before you commit.
Then, the team creates a personalized set of aligner trays for you to wear. Every two weeks, you get new trays to fit the updated configuration of your teeth.
The total number of aligners needed varies from person to person. Most people need 20-29 trays per arch.
To get started with Invisalign, call Advanced Dentistry of Philadelphia or request an appointment online today.