Invisalign Scranton is popular with many patients due to their low visibility and ease of use. If you don’t want the hassle of wearing traditional metal braces, Invisalign may be the right kind of braces for you. Traditional braces take about the same amount of time as Invisalign to straighten teeth, except they use hardware, arch wires and brackets to pull the teeth slowly into alignment over time. Traditional braces are just as good as invisible braces and use the same methods to pull the teeth into position slowly over time. Invisalign can be taken out for different uses.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. No metal wires or brackets are needed as with traditional braces. When you come in for Invisalign Scranton, our dentist first makes a unique custom made tray precisely fitted to your teeth. We then fabricate a series of aligners using state of the art 3-D computer generated graphics to calibrate each piece. At each stage, you’ll receive a different aligner that will move your teeth slowly over time to its desired position. Each set is worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next in the series, until the final level of straightening is achieved. Most patients are very happy with their new teeth after their Invisalign braces are taken off. Some patients may need a retainer afterwards to keep teeth in alignment.
The great thing about wearing Invisalign Scranton is that they can be removed for eating, brushing or flossing. If it is determined that Invisalign is right for you, our orthodontist will begin work on your new aligners. The process is quick and easy and uses no screws to tighten like traditional braces. Invisalign braces can take up to a year to align depending on the severity of the misalignment, sometimes more. Treatment time varies depending on the patient and their needs.