Are you concerned about your appearance with traditional metal braces? It’s not uncommon for patients to put off orthodontic treatment because of this. Fortunately, there are other orthodontic treatment options available for patients with misaligned smiles. If you live in the area, we have good news: Invisalign near Newark is available at Penn Dental Medicine.
Clear aligners serve the same purpose as braces: to gradually move your teeth into their correct position and alignment. Wearing the aligners puts gentle pressure on your teeth, which helps them to shift into place. Invisalign’s clear aligners are virtually invisible, which is one of the more attractive characteristics of the treatment option.
Invisalign is also removable, so you can eat without worrying about food getting stuck in your brackets. Still, patients should wear their aligners for approximately 22 hours a day to ensure the treatment is effective. Abiding by this rule, you should achieve straighter teeth in about 18 months. And that’s another benefit: a potentially shorter treatment time than traditional metal braces.
Invisalign aligners are customized for each patient. Some orthodontist offices take impressions of patients’ teeth to create aligners. Penn Dental Medicine, however, uses an intraoral scanner to create aligners that perfectly fit each of our patients.
Much like this individualized treatment process, our student dentists and supervising faculty members will care for your unique oral health needs. We will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth and bite before suggesting a treatment plan. Our student dentists are residents at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, so you can rest assured they will work carefully to craft the optimal treatment plan for you.
In addition to Invisalign and braces, our teaching clinic provides other orthodontic treatments such as ceramic and lingual braces. Both are more visually subtle than braces, and lingual braces are actually placed on the inside surface of teeth. Ask your student dentist which of these four options will be the most suitable for you.
For more information about Invisalign and other orthodontic options near Newark, download this infographic to learn about this PDM service. To schedule an appointment, call our office today at 215-898-8965.