Willow Grove PA - Invisalign by Kent Lane Mueller, D.D.S.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment which utilizes a series of clear, removable teeth aligners to gradually straighten teeth and achieve the desired results. Invisalign has rapidly grown in popularity as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Approximately 1 million patients worldwide have completed Invisalign treatment.
The most obvious advantage of Invisalign vs traditional braces is aesthetic. The aligners are completely transparent, therefore far more difficult to detect than traditional wire and bracket braces. This makes Invisalign particularly attractive to adults who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces, which are commonly worn by children and adolescents. Also, many patients may feel that the aligners are more comfortable than metal braces.
Invisalign aligners help patients avoid many of the side effects of traditional fixed metal braces. For instance, for those wearing metal braces, tooth decay occurs in up to 50% of patients because (unlike Invisalign) they cannot be removed for eating and cleaning. Additionally metal braces, which can't be removed, may prevent accurate x-rays from being taken, which compounds the problem.
Aligners should be removed to eat, drink, and brush and floss the teeth. Since patients are able to remove the aligners, there are no restrictions on foods that could damage the appliances.
Computerized treatment planning is compulsory as part of the Invisalign protocol. As with other forms of orthodontic treatments that incorporate a computerized plan, this allows the prospective patient to review the projected smile design, learn how long the treatment is likely to take, compare different plans, and make a more educated decision about whether or not to use Invisalign.
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