Invisalign® Therapy in Wexford, PA

Comfortably Achieve a Straighter Smile With Invisalign®

Do you struggle with crooked or misshapen teeth? Braces aren’t the only solution. If you want to straighten your teeth without dealing with the hassle of metal braces, then Invisalign might be right for you. Patients everywhere trust these custom-fit aligners to fix their teeth in just half the time of traditional braces, all while staying fully discreet. Dr. Paul Gabriel, our Wexford, PA dentist, can help you feel confident in your teeth with Invisalign trays, designed with your unique oral health needs in mind.

What Is Invisalign® Therapy?

Invisalign is a clear aligner orthodontic therapy designed to slowly straighten teeth. The system uses trays that are custom-made to fit around the natural groves of your teeth. At our Wexford, PA office, our cosmetic dentist can create a unique set of aligners to help you achieve a straighter smile. As long as you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, you can improve the look and feel of your teeth.

Invisalign®: How Your Smile Can Benefit

Patients who are eligible for Invisalign can enjoy a variety of benefits that traditional metal braces just can’t beat.

Some of the advantages of these custom aligners include:

  • Easily removable for maintenance
  • No need to adjust your diet or eating habits
  • Aligns teeth in half the average time of metal braces
  • Transparent oral appliances won’t be noticed by others
  • No uncomfortable metal wires or brackets

The Invisalign Process

1. Your Consultation

Your Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Gabriel, who will examine your teeth and jawline to determine if you’re a candidate for these convenient aligners. He’ll also take scans of your smile here at our Wexford, PA office and send them out to a lab that’ll create your Invisalign aligners. The manufacturing process can take a few weeks.

2. Your First Pair of Aligners

We’ll let you know when your first set of aligners is ready so you know when to return to our Wexford, PA office. Dr. Gabriel will make sure that the Invisalign trays fit your teeth and carefully go over the treatment instructions. Once Dr. Gabriel makes sure that there aren’t any problems with your aligners, you’re ready to begin the process of straightening your smile.

3. Everyday Wear & Replacement

Invisalign will gradually straighten your teeth through a series of custom aligner trays that’ll be swapped out once every two weeks. Each set is custom-designed to influence certain sets of teeth to shift them into their proper position. To achieve your dream smile, wear your aligners for most of the day and only remove them to eat or drink and clean your teeth.

Is My Smile a Candidate for Invisalign®?

Invisalign is the perfect treatment for people looking to solve minor to moderate issues with misaligned teeth. It may be more beneficial to receive traditional braces if you suffer from more severe problems. To know whether or not you’re a candidate for Invisalign, schedule a visit with Dr. Gabriel at our Wexford, PA practice so that we can create a treatment plan that works for you and your specific oral health issues.

Non-Prescription Aligners — The Untold Risks

Non-prescription or at-home aligners have become a popular treatment among some patients, but the process of straightening your teeth without the guidance of a dentist can put your smile at serious risk. When your aligners aren’t tailored to your unique dental profile by a professional dentist, it can damage your teeth and gums. This may lead to more dental work or more invasive care.

It’s important to first have your teeth evaluated to detect any underlying issues and undergo a consultation with a dentist who will determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign.

Frequently Asked Questions