Achieve the smile you want with Invisalign clear aligners in Clarks Summit from Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry!

Crooked teeth and irregular bites are no reason to be afraid of your smile. We are happy to offer our patients Invisalign as an easy and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. This is a convenient option for straightening your teeth because they are both discreet and comfortable. While regular braces may cause you pain or force you to restrict your diet, you’ll barely notice Invisalign is there!

Dr. Charles Dennis is a certified Invisalign provider at our convenient Clarks Summit location.

Contact our office to schedule a consultation or to ask any questions about getting Invisalign with us.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of custom-made, removable, clear aligner trays to fit snugly over your teeth. Every two weeks, you will put on a new set of trays that shift your teeth gradually with gentle pressure until you reach the intended position.

Achieve your smile makeover without the inconvenience

You can get a stunning smile quickly and discreetly without metal braces or going to an orthodontist. Dr. Dennis is a certified Invisalign dentist in Clarks Summit. He will monitor your Invisalign aligners for the duration of your treatment so you can feel confident that your teeth are shifting safely and correctly.

 

Invisalign Q&As

How is Invisalign different from metal braces?

Invisalign aligners–crafted from durable, transparent, BPA-free plastic–offer a modern twist to traditional orthodontic treatments. These aligners are not only safe but also present a viable option for adults and teenagers who suffer from metal allergies, eliminating the potential risks associated with metal braces.

One of the standout differences between Invisalign and metal braces is the comfort factor. Traditional metal braces, with their wires and brackets, can sometimes cause discomfort, irritation, or even minor injuries to the inner cheeks and lips. In contrast, Invisalign trays are smooth and custom-fitted, reducing the chances of discomfort.

Maintenance and hygiene are other areas where Invisalign shines. Metal braces can be challenging to clean, often requiring specialized tools to ensure food particles don’t get trapped. This can sometimes lead to inadequate cleaning, increasing the risk of dental issues. Invisalign clear aligners, on the other hand, can be easily removed, allowing for a thorough and regular brushing and flossing routine. This ensures better oral hygiene throughout the treatment period.

Aesthetically, Invisalign offers a discreet alternative. While metal braces are easily noticeable and can impact your confidence, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible. This subtlety allows users to undergo orthodontic treatment without drawing undue attention to their mouths.

Lisa Shanley
Lisa Shanley
Another great visit at Abington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry! Thank you to the staff and Dr Dennis for making me feel comfortable and providing excellent care!! I highly recommend Dr Dennis!!
William Knight
William Knight
A very pleasurable experience. The staff are pleasant and professional and well organized.
Lou Palumbo
Lou Palumbo
Dr. Dennis is the Best Dentist in the Area
Cathy Strauch
Cathy Strauch
I had a tooth extraction done. Dr. Dennis...other than that but of pressure almost no pain😃 Dental Assistant (Adina, I believe) very good giving me details on what was being done and what to do afterwards... Great staff. Day after I am doing fine.
Vicky Favitta
Vicky Favitta
At Abington Center- all of the staff are friendly & helpful. Dr Charles gave me step by step details of what arrangements could be done with what my needs are. I came for a consultation & now have a new dentist!! I am so thrilled to have new teeth! Absolutely will recommend to anyone in the future.
Rebekah Foust
Rebekah Foust
The first dentist that I haven’t dreaded going to, my kids will ask me when they are going back as well! Excellent and professional! Every experience has been positive and I leave smiling! Dr Dennis and staff are Fantastic!!
will barnes
will barnes
The BEST, no question! Dr. and everyone in the office is absolutely fantastic. I immediately recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist. Very clean, modern but with old world care and genuine concern for your health. I couldn't have found a better dental office anywhere.
Brad Scott
Brad Scott
Staff is fantastic, courteous,great personalitys, and always on point. Highly recommend
Michael Matthews
Michael Matthews
So happy I found this place, everyone is always very professional and kind. They are guiding me through some dental work after not visiting a dentist for 15 years while also preventing any further issues. I feel like I'm in good hands. The equipment is also up to date and the office is clean and pleasant.
Kolia Perez
Kolia Perez
New patient- Great care, excellent, knowledgeable hygienist and Dr. Dennis was fabulous. Explained the emergency procedure in detail. Thrilled with the practice.

Invisalign vs. Online Clear Aligner Companies (aka: “Do It Yourself”)

In recent years, the orthodontic landscape has seen a surge in online clear aligner companies offering “do it yourself” solutions delivered straight to your doorstep. While these services’ convenience and often lower cost can be tempting, there are significant differences and potential pitfalls when comparing them to established treatments like Invisalign.

Professional Supervision: One of the primary advantages of Invisalign is the continuous oversight by a dental professional. Regular check-ups ensure the treatment progresses as planned and any issues are promptly addressed. In contrast, online clear aligner companies often lack this hands-on approach, which can lead to complications or unsatisfactory results.

Customization: Invisalign treatments are tailored based on detailed dental scans and orthodontists’ expertise, ensuring a precise fit and effective treatment. Many online companies rely on DIY dental impressions, which can be prone to errors and might not capture the intricacies of one’s dental structure.

Potential for Harm: Without professional guidance, there’s a risk of the aligners not fitting correctly or the treatment plan being unsuitable for the individual’s specific needs. This can lead to improper tooth movement, gum problems, or even bite misalignment.

Treatment Complexity: Not all dental misalignments are the same. While some might require straightforward corrections, others can be complex. Invisalign providers can handle various orthodontic issues, from simple to complex, with the added benefit of other dental interventions if needed. Online clear aligner companies might not be equipped to deal with more complicated cases, potentially leading to incomplete or inadequate treatment.

Post-Treatment Care: Aftercare is crucial in orthodontics to ensure teeth don’t revert to their original positions. With Invisalign, the post-treatment plan is as comprehensive as the treatment itself. Online options might not offer the same level of post-treatment support, risking the longevity of the results.

While online clear aligner companies seem convenient and cost-effective, the potential risks and lack of professional oversight can outweigh the benefits. With its comprehensive approach and professional supervision, Invisalign remains a trusted choice for those seeking effective and safe orthodontic treatment.

What’s the treatment process?

Braces take, on average, around 18 to 24 months to produce results, while Invisalign can recreate your beautiful smile in as little as six months and, on average, 12 to 18 months- nearly half the time traditional orthodontic treatments take.

The time it takes to straighten your teeth is different from person to person, but you will start to see results generally within three months or sooner.

What can I expect at my Invisalign appointment?

At your initial consultation, we explain the Invisalign process and answer your questions. Next, we do a dental exam to determine if Invisalign is your best orthodontic option. You will also learn the following information at your appointment:

  • Digital 3D imaging
  • Types of problems it will correct
  • Expectations and desired treatment results
  • The time it will take for the treatment to work for you

How much will Invisalign cost?

Dental insurance providers have different rules about covering Invisalign. Some don’t cover it, while others cover only a certain percentage. Check with your provider for specifics. You can also contact us to learn more about the cost of Invisalign at Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.

What kinds of dental problems can Invisalign fix?

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

Note: While Invisalign can correct nearly all of the problems that braces can, the expected results vary.

Effective and Professional Invisalign in Clarks Summit, PA

Everyone deserves the smile they want. Invisalign can help you achieve your dental and aesthetic goals. If you’re considering braces for yourself or your teenager, call Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry to learn if Invisalign is the best option for your dental needs and lifestyle.

We are located in Clarks Summit, PA, and serve the greater Scranton area.