Do you have an overbite or an underbite? Are your teeth crowded, or do you have a significant gap between your teeth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Dr. Victoria Fernando of Fernando Dental can help. She provides Invisalign treatment in Philadelphia, PA, which is one of the best treatment options today.
Invisalign is a multi-step system containing several clear aligners. When your treatment with one aligner is complete, you will move on to the next aligner.
Most adults don't want traditional braces to correct their smile because they don't want a mouth full of metal for a year. Fortunately, Invisalign Philadelphia, PA, has many benefits you cannot get from traditional braces.
If you are worried about your appearance, traditional braces aren't the best option because they are very visible.
Invisalign aligners are transparent. Unless you tell people you are wearing an aligner, they won't know.
Brushing and Flossing Is Simple
You need to brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Unfortunately, brushing and flossing can be challenging with traditional braces. If you don't brush well, you will have white spots on your teeth when the braces are removed. Also, you will need a special tool to brush under the wires. Finally, flossing between the wires and your gums can be a hassle.
Brushing and flossing are simple with Invisalign. You will remove your aligner before brushing, allowing you to brush and floss the way you always have.
Minimal Pain and Discomfort
Traditional braces can cause pain and discomfort. When the metal brackets scrape inside your mouth, they can dig into the inside of your mouth, resulting in cuts and sores. In addition, you will need to have your braces tightened every month, which can be painful for a few days.
Invisalign causes minimal pain and discomfort. The aligners are smooth, which eliminates the risk of developing cuts and sores in your mouth. When you change the aligner, a minimal amount of pain is common, but it is less painful than having braces tightened.
Time Span Of Treatment
Most people who need braces wear them for at least a year. It could be longer depending on the severity of your condition. On average, Invisalign treatment takes just six months. The aligners move your teeth in smaller increments, rather than large movements when traditional braces are tightened, cutting the treatment time for Invisalign Philadelphia, PA in half.
No Food Restrictions
If you choose traditional braces, your dentist will give you a long list of food you cannot eat. Hard food, chewy food, popcorn, and nuts are just a few of the foods you have to avoid while wearing braces.
With Invisalign, you remove the aligners before you eat, and you can eat whatever you want.
If you think Invisalign is the best treatment option for you, contact Dr. Fernando of Fernando Dental in Philadelphia, PA. To schedule an appointment, call (215) 473-7879 today.