Most adults are not fond of the idea of wearing traditional metal braces. Fortunately, undergoing orthodontic treatment doesn’t mean you have to put up with metal wires and brackets. With everyday advances taking place in orthodontics and dentistry, there’s always another option to consider.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® has been the leader in clear, removable orthodontics for nearly two decades, with millions of patients treated worldwide. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your smile. The custom trays fit directly onto your teeth, are almost invisible when worn, and are completely removable. Patients can take out the aligners to eat, drink, and perform oral hygiene – making it a highly convenient form of orthodontic treatment.
Am I A Good Candidate for Invisalign®?
In general, Invisalign® can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally managed with braces, as long as the case isn’t extremely complex. At Villanova Dental, our doctors may recommend Invisalign® to correct teeth that are slightly crowded, crooked, or gapped. Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite may can also be addressed on a case by case basis.
During your initial visit to Villanova Dental, we will determine whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign®. This treatment is often a great choice for adult patients and others who are interested in a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. In addition to being discreet, Invisalign® aligners are also very comfortable because they are made from smooth, thin plastic without any fixed metal appliances.