Invisalign® Specialist

Philadelphia Dental

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Philadelphia, PA

For patients looking to close gaps and improve the alignment of their teeth, Invisalign® is a great alternative to traditional braces. Philadelphia Dental in South Philly is a leading provider of Invisalign clear aligners. To find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, call the Philadelphia office or book an appointment online.

Invisalign® Q & A

How does Invisalign work?

Patients looking to straighten their teeth without the need for unsightly metal braces can achieve comparable results with Invisalign. Invisalign works using a series of custom-made clear aligners that gradually straighten the teeth. Your Philadelphia Dental specialist creates a custom treatment plan using these aligners to help you achieve your desired smile.

Each clear aligner is slightly different from the last, allowing your dentist to slowly shift the alignment of your teeth. Invisalign is appropriate for addressing a number of issues, including overbites, underbites, and crowded teeth.

Speaking with an experienced dentist at Philadelphia Dental helps you determine if Invisalign is the right option for you. The process begins with 3D imaging, which they use to create your custom aligners. Your dentist uses the 3D images to map out the movement of your teeth. During your treatment, you’ll need to move on to another aligner every two weeks.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

There are a number of reasons why patients opt for Invisalign over traditional braces. Some of the benefits of Invisalign include:

  • No food restrictions
  • No risk of injury (like during sports)
  • Removable
  • Allow you to brush normally
  • Comfortable
  • Discreet

Invisalign can also be a safer option than traditional braces. Because Invisalign doesn’t cause irritation to the teeth and gums, there’s a decreased risk of infection. Invisalign allows you to discreetly wear your aligners as you go about your daily activities and can be removed when needed.  

Is Invisalign painful?

Invisalign also helps patients avoid some of the pain associated with traditional braces. New aligners can cause some discomfort, but that typically subsides in a day or two. Invisalign clear aligners also don’t require tightening and readjustment like traditional braces.

The aftercare for Invisalign is similar to traditional braces. Once your treatment is complete, your Philadelphia Dental specialist recommends that you wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting back.

Invisalign isn’t right for everyone. Although Invisalign is a highly versatile treatment, it cannot address all cases. To find out if your smile can benefit from Invisalign clear aligners, book an appointment at Philadelphia Dental by phone or online today.