Having straight teeth is important not only for children, but for adults as well. Crowding is one of the most common problems for many teens and adults. As a result, it may be difficult to keep teeth clean and healthy. Straightening your teeth with the Invisalign system at Altera Orthodontics can treat the crowding and thereby help you maintain your dental health. It can also help you get the smile you've always wanted!
Invisalign is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of virtually invisible, removable aligners that are custom molded to fit your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners have no metal bands or wires to trap food or plaque. Being removable allows the ability to maintain a good oral hygiene program that will reduce chances of plaque buildup, tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Invisalign is made to fit your lifestyle:
- Clear, virtually invisible aligners
- Removable, will not get in the way of your activities or oral hygiene (brushing/flossing)
- More comfortable than traditional braces
- Lighter gentler forces
- Less overall adjustments and fewer office visits
- Graduate to a new set of aligners every 1-2 weeks
- Easy to monitor your progress with regular appointments with Dr. Hashemi
Every patient is different and treatment times vary. Treatment time may be comparable to that of traditional braces, but in some cases, Invisalign works in less than a year!
Many dentists are now offering Invisalign to their patients after taking only a brief weekend course from the Invisalign Company. However, only a certified specialist in Orthodontics like Dr. Hashemi has undergone an additional 2-3 years of specialization beyond dental school and has passed the National Specialty Board Examination. Studies have shown that orthodontists evaluate orthodontic case complexity more accurately and treat cases in less time with better quality outcomes compared with general dentists. Look for the seal of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) to ensure you are being treated by a certified orthodontist.
Not all teens and adults are candidates for the Invisalign aligner system depending on the degree of correction necessary. We welcome you to contact our Royersford office at (610) 624-4094 to schedule a Complimentary In-office Consultation.