How your Newtown, PA, dentist, Dr. Robert Lantzy, can help you smile with confidence
Crooked teeth are often a nightmare, and fixing this problem through traditional metal braces can be embarrassing. With Invisalign, however, Dr. Lantzy can help straighten your teeth discreetly.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses clear aligner trays placed over a patient’s teeth, like a mouth guard. Each set is worn for about 2 weeks and then replaced by a new one, continuing for 9 to 15 months, depending on your specific circumstances. This process is meant to gently apply pressure on your teeth until they are properly aligned.
In addition to Invisalign being clear, and therefore transparent to others, the trays can be removed while you’re eating and drinking, or even before a major event, like a wedding. This also makes it easier for you to brush and floss, unlike with typical metal braces. Be advised, however, the trays need to be on for about 20 to 22 hours a day for optimal results.
How are the aligners made in Newtown?
The clear aligners are custom-made for every patient. Dr. Lantzy examines your teeth and assesses the proper combination of aligners you will need, with the help of 3D computer imaging to provide you with the most comfortable and efficient trays you’ll need.
What can Invisalign fix?
There is a myriad of issues that can be fixed through Invisalign. Here are a few:
- Malocclusions, such as crossbites, deep bites, or open bites
Why should you have your crooked teeth fixed?
A great smile is definitely something desired, but a crooked smile can bring more than just aesthetic problems. There are also health risks, such as:
- When teeth are misaligned, a pressure is applied unevenly on teeth, which may cause your teeth to wear away quickly in different spots with time.
- Malocclusions may hide plaque, which can cause periodontal health issues, like tooth loss.
- Systemic diseases, such as strokes and heart disease, have also been linked with untreated periodontal disease.
Here in Newtown, PA, we pride ourselves in offering the best dental care for our patients. If you’re looking for straighter teeth and would like to ask Dr. Lantzy about Invisalign, please call our office at 215-860-5901.