Braces vs Invisalign® - All you need to know in Dentistry 2020
Are you tired of having visible braces? At Walnut Street Smiles, we take pride in providing the most updated and successful technologies for our patients because it is important to us that you feel confident with your smile!
Invisalign® is a set of aligner trays which are nearly invisible that are reviewed to be very comfortable since these aligners are made of soft and comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal which can irritate your mouth. Aligners gradually straighten your smile in a discreet fashion.
Braces vs Invisalign®
Traditional metal braces are a thing of the past and require metal brackets and wires to be put on your teeth. Braces are required to be worn even during brushing and while having a meal. One of the biggest advantages is that you do not have to worry about getting food stuck in your aligners.
About Invisalign®: Steps to get your Invisalign® aligners
Step 1: Consult your Orthodontist and see a preview of your new smile.
Step 2: Get your digital impressions at our Walnut Street Smiles practice. They are stored forever in our cloud, so if you ever need a new retainer, we can get you one as early as possible!
Step 3: Get a customized treatment plan from your Orthodontist. Since this is a customized plan, the number of retainers that will be required for each patient is different. It depends on how much movement for your teeth is required to achieve that perfect smile.
At Walnut Street Smiles, we always advise our patients to wear their retainers for 22 hours in a day for the optimum results.
Common teeth problems fixed by Invisalign®
Many people assume that Invisalign® can help straighten teeth only. This is a popular treatment for teeth straightening and are designed to be more comfortable than traditional braces. However, it can be used to treat a number of orthodontic issues. The following are the most common problems that can be fixed using Invisalign®.
• Teeth with gaps
• Open bite
• Crowded teeth
• Cross bite
For Invisalign in 19102, Philadelphia, PA. call us on (215) 564-1025