How does it work?

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

Achieve your smile makeover without the inconvenience

You can get a stunning smile quickly and discreetly, without metal braces or having to go to an orthodontist. Your Invisalign treatment will be monitored by Dr. Dennis & his team, a Certified Invisalign Provider here at Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.

Q&A

How is Invisalign different from metal braces?

Invisalign trays are made from hard, clear, BPA-free plastic. They’re safe to wear and are especially beneficial for adults and teens with metal allergies.

The trays are also more comfortable and easier to care for than traditional metal braces. The invisible aligners are barely noticeable, and you can remove them to brush and floss your teeth.

What’s the treatment process?

Braces take on average around 18-24 months to produce results, while Invisalign can recreate your beautiful smile in as little as 6 months and on average 12-18 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 3 months.

What can I expect at my Invisalign appointment?

At your initial consultation, we explain the Invisalign process and answer all of your questions. Next, we do a dental exam to determine if Invisalign is the best orthodontic option for you. 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 Invisalign will cost

If you are a good candidate, a customized treatment plan will be created that shows how your teeth are expected to adjust. Once you have your aligners, you wear them for 20-22 hours each day. You will most likely have a dental checkup every six weeks to evaluate your progress.

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, expected results vary.

If you’re considering braces for yourself or your teenager, call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn if Invisalign is the best option for your dental needs and lifestyle. Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is located in Clarks Summit, PA, and serves the greater Scranton area.