Traditional braces can often cause significant discomfort, and treatment can take a long time. At Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, V.H. Mandalia, DDS, and Neil Mandalia, DMD, offer the revolutionary Invisalign® system. These clear aligners are removable, barely visible, and can straighten your teeth quickly. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Invisalign is an FDA-approved orthodontic treatment that serves as an alternative to traditional braces. The treatment uses removable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. These clear aligners are custom-made to match your mouth and provide you with the utmost comfort.
First, your dentist examines your overall dental health and medical history and digitally maps the positioning of your teeth.
Using these images as a reference, your dentist then creates your custom aligners. You will be given a number of aligner sets, and every two weeks or so, you will put on a new slightly adjusted set. By the time you take off your last set, your teeth should be perfectly aligned. The team at Comprehensive Family Dentistry recommends that you wear these aligners 20-22 hours a day.
In most cases, Invisalign treatments last 12-18 months. If your orthodontic goals are complex, you might need to wear your aligners for a more extended period. Your dentist at Comprehensive Family Dentistry will tell you how long your treatment should take.
The main difference between the two is visibility and comfort. Since Invisalign aligners are clear, people will hardly be able to tell you’re wearing them. Traditional braces are typically made out of metal or porcelain, which can make them protrude and be extremely visible.
Furthermore, Invisalign aligners are plastic and have smooth edges. Traditional braces have sharp edges, which can lead to cuts and discomfort.
Another difference is that you can remove Invisalign aligners whenever you want. That means you can take them off to brush your teeth or to eat foods that would otherwise damage traditional braces.
If you want to use the revolutionary Invisalign system to fix your teeth, Comprehensive Family Dentistry offers flexible payment plans through CareCredit®. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
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