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By Gilbert Dental Care
December 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Improving your smile can be easier than you've ever imagined. Since 1997, millions of adults and teens have used patented Invisalign clear aligners to improve the health, alignment and appearance of their smiles. Dr. Steve Gilbert and Dr. Carlos Velez at Gilbert Dental Care in Philadelphia recommend Invisalign to correct a variety of orthodontic problems. Why not learn more?

Solving smile issues

A well-aligned smile is important. It affects self-confidence and also how people think about you. However, beyond aesthetics, smile alignment impacts oral health, avoiding decay, gum disease, jaw joint dysfunction and more. Children, teens and adults with crooked teeth need orthodontic correction, but the older you are, the less likely you are to wear metal or ceramic braces.

Thankfully, the discreet Invisalign system facilitates orthodontia without the obvious appearance, dietary restrictions and hygiene complexities of traditional braces. Made from thin, clear SmartTrack acrylic, Invisalign aligners are removable and almost invisible. Treatment times are approximately one year.

Treatment with Invisalign

At Gilbert Dental Care in Philadelphia, your Invisalign consultation begins with a comprehensive examination, oral impressions and a special three-dimensional scan. If Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Gilbert or Dr. Velez actually will image how your smile will change through the course of your treatment.

Care plans include:

  • Wearing 18 to 30 aligner pair in sequence, changing them every two weeks or so
  • Monthly progress checks at Gilbert Dental Care
  • Easy brushing and flossing at home (just remove your aligners, rinse them, and brush and floss as usual)
  • No dietary rules (just enjoy your healthy favorites, and replace your aligners when you're finished)
  • Using a removable or bonded on retainer when you complete treatment to keep your teeth aligned over the long term

You deserve a healthy, attractive smile

About 20 percent of orthodontic patients are adults just like you, says the American Association of Orthodontists. So, why not look into Invisalign clear aligners from Gilbert Dental Care in Philadelphia? Dr. Velez or Dr. Gilbert will explain the process and tell you if you are a good candidate. Contact the office to arrange a consultation: (215) 972-0406.