Are your crooked teeth impacting the look of your smile? Address misaligned teeth with Invisalign. Invisalign is a cosmetic dentistry option for mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Invisalign offers comfortable care with proven results as a modern alternative to metal braces.
Dr. Jennifer Kalochie provides Invisalign treatment for teen and adult patients with mild to moderate orthodontic needs. She works with her patients on an individual basis to evaluate their oral health needs and ensure that Invisalign is the right solution to meet their goals. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gradually create a straighter, balanced smile. Invisalign can reposition crooked teeth and treat a range of malocclusion issues for a healthier bite.
Invisalign Treatment in Yardley, PA
To begin treatment, Dr. Kalochie will take dental impressions to create a blueprint for your Invisalign treatment. She sends images of the teeth to a dental lab which creates multiple pairs of aligners. Each pair is different as they slightly shift the teeth in a straighter position. When the aligners are complete, Dr. Kalochie will ensure that the first pair fits comfortably. You will wear each pair of aligners for two weeks. After two weeks, you can switch out your aligners for a new set.
To clean your aligners, you can soak them in a denture or mouthguard cleaner. Do not wear your aligners when eating or drinking as this can stain or damage the appliance. Keep your aligners in their ventilated case when they are not in use. Additionally, brush your teeth before you place your aligners back in your mouth.
Discover more about treatment with Invisalign by reading common answers to these questions:
How does Invisalign compare to metal braces?
Traditional metal braces use brackets and wires that create a more even smile. Patients with braces cannot eat sticky, hard, or crunchy foods that may damage the braces. However, braces can benefit patients who have more complex orthodontic needs. Invisalign uses clear and discreet plastic aligners. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can eat and drink what they want without any restrictions. Invisalign treatment also benefits patients who have a misaligned smile.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign is an excellent braces alternative for teens and adults. We will recommend Invisalign for patients with mild to moderate problems with crooked teeth, tooth gaps, underbite, or overbite. If you only have one or two crooked teeth that cause cosmetic issues for your smile, Dr. Kalochie may recommend dental bonding or porcelain veneers. These cosmetic options cover the front of the tooth enamel to improve the alignment of the smile.
How long is Invisalign treatment?
The average treatment time for Invisalign is 12 to 18 months. However, each patient is different, which means that your own treatment time will vary. For the best results, patients should wear their Invisalign aligners for about 22 hours a day.
Straighten Your Smile Today
Are you looking for a comfortable way to realign crooked teeth? Ask about Invisalign treatment today. Request a dental consultation with Dr. Kalochie on our website. You may also call her for an appointment at 267.592.3552. Do you have any remaining questions about Invisalign? Let us know at your next dental visit.