Dr. Jason Petkevis is a Chester Springs Invisalign© dentist, giving patients the option to discreetly reposition their teeth and straighten their smiles. Well suited for patients needing mild to moderate orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is the number one requested invisible braces system in the United States.
Invisalign can be used for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without metal braces. This innovative system uses clear, removable aligners to gently repositioning the teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel, gum tissue or TMJ.
Invisalign is used to treat a variety of orthodontic concerns including:
- Crooked teeth
Invisalign vs Braces
Studies indicate clear braces can lead to improved dental hygiene during treatment compared to traditional metal braces. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can brush and floss teeth normally, unlike traditional metal braces which can be difficult to care for and often trap food particles between the braces and teeth. In addition, you can remove aligners to enjoy the food and drink you like without special restriction.
Invisalign aligners are made of a ultra thin, ultra clear, hard-soft plastic. Depending on your case, you will wear a series of aligners for approximately 2 weeks each. Most patients complete treatment in 6 to 12 months.
In addition to the esthetic and comfort advantages, Invisalign offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:
- Improved gum and tooth health during treatment because of better oral hygiene
- No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
- More predictable treatment planning with Invisalign© software
- Custom aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches