How Do Invisalign Treatments Work?
Properly aligned, straight teeth are not only beautiful — they are also more comfortable, healthier, and much easier to maintain. Orthodontic issues, like an improper bite and crooked teeth, can lead to long-term dental concerns that may lead to other oral health problems and discomfort. As an alternative to traditional braces, our experienced orthodontists are pleased to offer Invisalign clear, removable aligners for tweens, teens, and adults in Wyomissing and Reading, PA. Made custom to fit your teeth and your unique needs, Invisalign aligners are a comfortable and highly discreet orthodontic solution. These computer-generated teeth aligners are removable to make eating and caring for your teeth easy and more comfortable. If you or your family members are interested in getting straighter teeth with the Invisalign system, schedule a consultation at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics. Our team can help you determine if this advanced solution is right for your smile.
What is Invisalign for Teens?
Designed specifically for the unique needs of adolescents, Invisalign Teen treatments may be an ideal choice for a number of patients. These clear aligners are custom made for each individual and contain a number of features to enhance the orthodontic treatment process and end results, including lower jaw advancement. Invisalign Teen aligner trays also contain compliance indicators on each appliance, which are blue dots of color that fade when used properly. This helps keep your teen on track with their orthodontic care and motivated to achieve the straight, confident smile they desire.
Invisalign® Treatment Reviews
"If you’ve ever thought about getting Invisalign or braces....THIS IS YOUR SIGN TO DO IT! I’m not quite finished, but in just 30 weeks, I have the smiles I’ve always wanted. Go see Dr. Sara and the rest of the amazing team at grove!"- M.S. / Facebook / Jun 12, 2019
"Went for Invisalign and was thankful they worked with me on what I ultimately desired for my smile! Dr Sara was patient and listened, and the staff was incredible! Kristen talked me through my retainer details and made sure I understood the last steps."- S.W. / Facebook / Nov 29, 2019
"Best care and treatment ever! Love my hygienist and my daughters dentist who oversees her invisalign treatment. Overall everyone is super friendly! Highly recommended."- M. / Google / Sep 19, 2019
"5 our of 5 stars for this place! Got Invisalign from Dr. Sara; couldn’t be happier with the results and how quick and easy everything was! Even just coming in for a standard cleaning is still a great experience! Will always recommend this place to anyone I can 👍"- K.L. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2021
"Every time I come to Grove each person is so friendly. The receptionist was so welcoming. This was my first appointment with Helen and she was amazing! She was so personable and professional. She made me feel so comfortable throughout my whole cleaning. Thank you Helen for everything!! Working in healthcare I can appreciate the great bedside manner with Helen and Dr. Weber. Even at check out Jamie took the time to call and see if they could get me in for a consult for Invisalign. They team upstairs was so informative and great! I appreciate everyone and all you do. Thank you for putting patients first!"- D.K. / Google / Dec 03, 2020
Can I Get Invisalign Treatments?
There are multiple factors that can determine the alignment of your teeth, including thumb-sucking as a child, genetics, missing a tooth or teeth, and trauma to your face. Misaligned teeth can affect your ability to bite and chew with ease and can lead to a number of oral health concerns, including uneven wear on the enamel, gum recession, increased risk for gum disease and cavities, and jaw pain. Invisalign clear aligners can be used to treat a wide variety of minor or complex orthodontic needs, including:
- Open bite
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Narrow arches
Even though the aligners do need to be worn for most of the day, Invisalign treatments may be taken out for eating and brushing your teeth, as well as for special events, when playing sports, or musical instruments. There are also no dietary limitations, allowing you to eat what you like without concern. The Invisalign system offers such a discreet way to straighten teeth, your family and friends will usually not be able to tell that you are wearing clear aligner trays!
What Is the Invisalign Treatment Process?
To begin the process, our team will take digital impressions of your mouth, which a special Invisalign dental lab will use to customize and craft your clear aligners. When they are ready, you will return to our practice to receive your trays along with instructions on how to wear and care for them. You should keep your aligners in for at least 20 – 22 hours every day for the system to be effective, ideally taking them out only for eating and cleaning your teeth. Every couple of weeks, you will move to the next set of aligner trays in your series as they carefully shift your teeth into proper alignment. We will have you visit Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics every 4 – 6 weeks so that we can track your tooth movement and progress. The length of time that you need to use Invisalign aligners will vary based on your orthodontic needs and cosmetic goals, but many patients wear trays for about 1 – 2 years.
What Can I Expect After My Invisalign Treatment?
As soon as your teeth are in alignment, it is important to keep them from shifting back to their original position. Vivera® retainers by Invisalign are made from the same comfortable materials to help keep your teeth in place once your treatment is finished. Every retainer is made custom at the Invisalign dental lab from digital impressions taken after your orthodontic treatment is complete. We will let you know how many hours a day you should wear your retainer, as well as how to clean your appliance each day. Our dentists will continue to evaluate your teeth alignment and bite during your dental exams to ensure your teeth stay in their new place.
Does Insurance Cover Invisalign Clear Aligners?
Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for orthodontic care, including Invisalign treatments. After your initial consultation, we will review your coverage and figure out any personal costs. Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics accepts numerous payment options and can help you apply for interest-free financing through CareCredit or Wells Fargo.
Invisalign Treatment FAQ
Can anyone have Invisalign treatments?
Both teens and adults can have Invisalign treatments. If you currently have braces, veneers, crowns, or a bridge but would like to explore the option of Invisalign clear aligners, we encourage you to reach out to our Invisalign dentist in Wyomissing, PA to discuss your overall goals and determine if this would be a good option for you.
How do I clean my Invisalign clear aligners?
Cleaning your Invisalign aligners is relatively easy. All you need to do is use warm water and the suggested cleaning tablets, such as Invisalign Cleaning Crystals, to brush and rinse the aligners. It's important to keep in mind that they can become stained, so you should always brush your teeth before putting your aligners in, even after a drink or snack.
Are Invisalign treatments better than traditional braces?
In some cases, Invisalign treatments are more desirable than traditional braces — it really just depends on personal preference. Many find they prefer Invisalign aligners because they can be removed, making eating, brushing, and even playing sports easier.
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A Clear Path to a Straight Smile
Invisalign treatments at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics offer a convenient solution for overcoming orthodontic issues and attaining a straight, healthy grin. Removable and incredibly discreet, Invisalign clear aligners may be an effective solution for the tweens, teens, and adults in your family. Find out more about this teeth straightening option by scheduling a visit with our orthodontists in Wyomissing and Reading, PA and get started on the journey to a beautiful smile.
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