Invisalign for Adults
If you are an adult, braces can seem embarrassing. You may feel that it is too late to achieve the straighter smile you have always wanted. However, for adult patients who want to achieve straight teeth without braces, Invisalign is an excellent treatment option. Dr. Tencza is a certified Invisalign provider and can help you get the beautiful, straight smile you deserve.
How do Invisalign aligners work?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that gradually uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so most people won’t even know you’re wearing them. And because they’re removable, you can eat and drink whatever you want and brush and floss to maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
Invisalign providers, such as Tencza & Pugliese Dental, use the system to create a treatment plan using 3-D imaging technology. Then, a series of custom-made, clear aligners are designed specifically for your teeth. You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks and then move on to the next in the series. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they’ve straightened to the final position that Dr. Tencza has prescribed.
You’ll visit Dr. Tencza about every six weeks to ensure that your treatment progresses as planned.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign is a popular choice for adults because of its many benefits, including:
- Virtually invisible: Most people won’t even know you’re wearing them.
- Removable: You can eat and drink what you want and brush and floss to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent discoloration and tooth decay that traditional metal braces can cause.
- Customizable: Dr. Tencza can use the Invisalign system to create a specific treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.
- Comfortable: The smooth, plastic material is gentle on your gums and cheeks.
What are the Invisalign treatment options for adults?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Tencza will evaluate your current oral health and restorations to ensure that wearing Invisalign aligners will help you achieve the smile you deserve.
Invisalign Full: This is the most common type of Invisalign treatment. It’s recommended for adults who have more complex alignment issues, such as crowding, spacing, and deep overbites or underbites.
Invisalign Lite: This treatment is recommended for adults with fewer alignment issues. It’s typically used to treat mild crowding or spacing.
Invisalign i7: This treatment is recommended for adults with minor alignment issues, such as slight crowding or spacing.
What problems can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can treat a variety of alignment issues, including:
- Overbites: When the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth
- Underbites: When the lower teeth bite over the upper teeth
- Crossbites: When the upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth or vice versa
- Open bites: When there’s a space between the biting surfaces of the upper and lower teeth when they close
- Gapped teeth: When there are spaces between the teeth
- Crowded teeth: When there isn’t enough space for all the teeth
Crooked teeth and alignment issues can lead to several problems, such as difficulty cleaning the teeth, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign can help straighten teeth and improve your oral health.
How much will Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign treatment will vary depending on the severity of your alignment issues, if you have other dental health problems and the type of treatment you choose. Dr. Tencza will develop a personalized treatment plan and provide you with an estimate of the cost of treatment during your consultation.
Invisalign is often covered in part by dental insurance plans. Our team at Tencza dental will work with you to maximize your insurance coverage.
Can you wear Invisalign if you have dental implants?
Dental implants are a common way to replace missing teeth. If you have a dental implant, Invisalign can move the teeth around them. If you have a dental implant, Invisalign can be used to move them around them. Dr. Tencza will develop a personalized treatment plan to ensure your dental implants are not damaged during treatment.
Begin Your Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment at Tencza & Pugliese Dental
Invisalign patients can eat whatever they want, floss, and brush as usual. Invisalign is also transparent and much less noticeable than braces. Invisalign can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Contact Tencza & Pugliese Dental today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Tencza will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.