If you’re looking for a way to drastically improve your smile, but don’t want to be tied down to a lengthy treatment, Philadelphia general dentist Dr. Len Tau has a simple solution. Invisalign aligners offer discreet orthodontic treatment for adults. The aligners are removable, which makes them easy to take care of. Traditional orthodontics are often uncomfortable because they poke and prod your sensitive gums, which causes irritation. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners require no diet restrictions, so you’ll still be able to enjoy your favorite foods. Invisalign is an extremely popular choice for adults, due to its convenience, less noticeable appearance, and faster treatment time.
The plastic aligners are designed to snuggly fit over your teeth. An off-site lab will create multiple sets of aligners for you that are custom-made to meet your unique correction needs. Created from BPA-free soft plastic, the aligners are clear and removable.
You can expect to switch your aligners each two weeks, which is an easy task. Just slip the old set out and pop in your new aligners. Every time you change sets, you’re advancing to the next step in your treatment.
Invisalign aligners gradually shift your teeth into a more desirable position. Dr. Tau can give you a perfect, picture-worthy smile in a short amount of time.
Philadelphia general dentist Dr. Tau will take x-rays of your teeth, as well as create a dental impression. He will show you exactly what your teeth will do at each step of your personalized treatment plan. He will also determine the exact length of your treatment.
Traditional braces are made up of wires, which are uncomfortable and hard to keep clean. Invisalign aligners are soft and smooth; therefore they won’t irritate or rub against the inside of your mouth. You can remove your aligners for dinner time and big events. But, it’s important to wear the clear braces for the majority of the day, in order to achieve the intended results.
With wire braces come dietary limitations. You can’t enjoy hard candies or popcorn. Invisalign braces are removed during eating, which eliminates the need for restrictions. Many patients forget that they’re wearing their braces because they fit so seamlessly in your mouth.
The clear braces are so discreet, your family and friends may not even notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic care. You’ll feel more comfortable knowing that you’re perfecting your smile imperfections, without reducing your appearance in the process.
Patients who invest in aligners can expect to wear them for 9-15 months. Dr. Tau will determine the length of your treatment after fully assessing the condition of your smile. After your treatment is complete, you can expect to see dramatic results. Your smile will appear more balanced and be healthier in the long run. With a straighter smile, you can clean better between each tooth, which will reduce your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. After orthodontic treatment, your new smile will turn heads.
Dr. Tau recommends that you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day. You have the freedom to remove your aligners for major events, however, in order to produce the best results, you should expect to wear your braces almost all the time.