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What makes up your dream smile? Is it whiter teeth? Or maybe it’s a perfectly straight smile? We see individuals every day who are tired of alignment issues and most are unwilling to try traditional braces. For these patients, a clear alternative is available: Invisalign. Invisalign is the orthodontic system that uses clear aligner trays to treat mild to moderate misalignment. At Innovative Dental By Dr. A, we offer Invisalign to both adolescents and adults.
Invisalign is different from traditional braces because it uses aligner trays. These trays are individually made to gradually move your teeth into better alignment. Trays are swapped every two weeks and after treatment, patients will enjoy all the benefits of a straight smile.
Everyone’s heard stories about how metal brackets and wires can affect the inside the mouth. They are known to cause irritation and tightening can be uncomfortable. The Invisalign trays are made from a smooth plastic that is comfortable. Trays will typically feel snug when they are first put on but will adjust as teeth shift.
There’s no getting around it, metal braces can be unattractive. Clear aligner trays are virtually invisible, which means many of your friends and family members may not notice that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign treatment can often be completed in as little as 12 to 18 months, making the entire treatment process quicker than traditional braces.
When you wear traditional braces, there’s a list of off limit foods. Since Invisalign trays are removable, you are free to enjoy all your favorited foods. All you need to do is thoroughly clean the trays and your teeth before putting them back on.
Invisalign has been proven to give patients in Philadelphia a straighter smile. If you’re interested in learning more, we invite you to contact us for a consultation. During this appointment, we ‘ll determine if Invisalign is right for you. Prior to treatment, 3D images will be taken to map out the proper movement of the teeth and to fabricate your custom aligners.
Dr. Anirudh Patel is a board-certified dentist at Innovative Dental by Dr. A in Philadelphia. A graduate of
Case Western Reserve
University, the University of Maryland (magna cum laude), and the Academy of
Modern Implant Dentistry, Dr. A is a board-certified American Dental Association (ADA) member and a member of Spear
Education and the
Spear Study Club and Phelan Dental Seminars.
He is currently pursuing his general dentistry fellowship and is qualified in all dental specialties, including dental surgery, full mouth rehabilitation, orthodontics, cosmetic and general dentistry. After practicing dentistry for eight years, Dr. A received the findatopdoctor.com award in 2022.