If you have a misaligned smile but think that it is too late to do anything about it, know that there is still an option that can help you. Maybe you have a smile that you feel is less than perfect but have stayed away from orthodontics because you don’t like the idea of metal braces. Now there is an alternative to metal braces known as Invisalign, which uses nearly invisible aligners to straighten your smile. Dr. Robert Lantzy in Newtown, PA offers Invisalign to his patients to help them improve their smile and their oral health.
So, what is Invisalign? Invisalign works similar to traditional orthodontic methods to straighten your smile by applying constant pressure to your teeth to move them into the desired position. The main difference is that Invisalign uses aligners made of clear plastic and are nearly invisible. Some of the dental problems that Invisalign can help correct include: Gapped teeth, overbite, underbite, overly crowded teeth and crossbite.
Dr. Lantzy uses his knowledge as well as 3-D imaging to take an impression of your smile, the aligners are made specific to you so you know they will fit great. The aligners will slowly move your teeth into place. Every two weeks you will replace your aligner until your treatment is complete, and you will come to see us about every six weeks or so to check the progress of the treatment. Treatment typically takes between 9 – 15 months, though it may vary slightly depending on your needs. That’s it!
So if you are ready to improve your smile it’s time to invest in Invisalign. You may think that having a misaligned smile is simply a cosmetic issue and not an oral health issue or that it may not be worth the cost. But when you realize all of the benefits of Invisalign you will see that it is an investment not only in how smile looks today but in how you will maintain the health of your smile for years to come.
Having a straighter smile is the main reason people choose Invisalign, but there are other benefits that you may not be aware of. Having straight teeth can be a boost to your confidence, and we definitely want you to feel great about your smile. Another way to feel great about your smile is to have great oral health.
We are interested in your smile for more than just its appearance. After Invisalign treatment, it will become less likely for your teeth to chip because your smile will become more even and your bite will be better aligned. When you have crooked teeth, it can make it more difficult to brush your teeth which can leave plaque behind and increase your risk of cavities and periodontal disease. There is growing research showing that periodontal disease is associated with other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, osteoporosis and respiratory diseases. The connection between your mouth and your body’s health should not be ignored, and we want to do everything possible to help you maintain a healthy you.
We also offer a loyalty program that can help you maintain your oral health as well as save you money, and who doesn’t want that? This may apply to you if you don’t currently have dental insurance and are a patient in our practice. There are several programs depending on if you are an adult or a child, as well as if you want to include periodontal preventive care. As a practice, we take your oral health seriously and we want you to take a preventive approach to your oral health and your general health. This is a simple program that provides clear benefits, and which also includes a discount on other treatments that you may need.
So what are you waiting for? Your oral health is not going to take care of itself. We want to help you achieve your oral health goals, whether it is a straighter smile with Invisalign or an easier ability to take care of your smile for the long haul. Give Dr. Lantzy in Newtown, PA a call and get started on your new smile today.