Invisalign Clear Braces


Metal braces have long been the standard for correcting bite conditions and teeth alignment problems. But an increasing number of patients are discovering the clear advantages of Invisalign®.

Invisalign clear braces are a versatile and effective treatment for a number of teeth alignment issues and bite conditions. Although Invisalign is suitable for most teens and adults, it is not the best treatment option for every teeth spacing problem or bite condition; your consultation with the Pittsburgh dentists and Invisalign providers at Dentonics will determine if Invisalign is right for you.

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign treatment system consists of a series of clear, plastic aligners that gently and progressively shift your teeth into proper alignment.

The aligners are custom made for your specific condition, and they fit snugly and virtually invisibly over your teeth. Approximately every two weeks, you simply swap out one set of aligners for the next in the series.

Conditions Treatable with Invisalign Invisible Braces

Invisalign can be used in the correction of bite conditions and teeth alignment problems including:

  • Spaced teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite

Invisalign Clear Braces vs. Metal Braces

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is free of the brackets and wires that can irritate your lips, gums and cheeks.

The Invisalign process is also different. Because you change the aligners at home, there is no need for painful tightening and adjustments. Follow-up visits with Invisalign are limited to approximately every six weeks, and these brief appointments focus primarily on monitoring your progress.

Invisalign also allows you to maintain your normal diet. Although you need to wear your Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours per day, the aligners are removable for meals and beverages.

Health Benefits of a Proper Bite

The benefits of a properly aligned smile are not limited to aesthetics. If not treated, some bite conditions can contribute to premature tooth wear, jaw and joint conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), and periodontal disease.

Likewise, braces that are not thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis can collect food particles, which can cause plaque to accumulate and lead to tooth discoloration and even decay. Invisalign aligners are easy to pop out for meals, and they are simple to clean by brushing and rinsing in warm water, allowing you to continue a good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice daily.

Additional Resources:

If you live in the Pittsburgh or  Allison Park, Pennsylvania, areas and would like to learn if you are a candidate to enjoy the self-confidence and health advantages of a perfectly aligned smile, please contact Dentonics to schedule your consultation with Dr. Joe or Dr. Charles Frye. We would love to show you our dental home, introduce our team and welcome you to our extended dental family.

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