Learn All About Invisalign & Clear Aligners
Treatment with Invisalign® at Swiatek Orthodontics can give you beautiful, straight teeth without braces.
Invisalign in Glen Mills & Chester Springs
Invisalign offers a cutting-edge approach to orthodontics by using a series of custom-made, invisible aligners. Using 3D computer imaging, each aligner is specific to your teeth.
It will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. The best part about the whole process is that most people around Glen Mills and Chester Springs won’t even know you are wearing the aligners.
You can smile with confidence, both during and after your treatment. Invisalign is also much more comfortable than traditional metal braces and can give you stunning results.
How Invisalign Works
At your initial consultation at Swiatek Orthodontics, we'll take digital scans and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.
You will switch to a new aligner every two weeks. As you switch aligners, your teeth gradually and comfortably shift, resulting in a beautiful smile.
Dr. Swiatek will have you come by the office every six weeks to confirm the progress of your treatment. On average, you will be in treatment for 9 – 15 months and wear 18 – 30 different aligners. Note that actual treatment times will depend on your particular case.
Taking an Advanced Approach
Invisalign and other clear aligners let Dr. Swiatek to take a modern approach to straightening teeth. It uses a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you.
These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gently move your teeth into place little by little, based on the exact movements Dr.Swiatek plans for you.
With Invisalign treatment at Swiatek Orthodontics, there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
At Swiatek Orthodontics, you’ll get a great smile without a treatment that gets in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you are straightening your teeth.
This nearly-invisible option to straighten your teeth is truly changing the way people see orthodontic treatment. Dr.Swiatek has a lot of experience treating patients with Invisalign, and we’re excited to offer this technology to our Glen Mills and Chester Springs patients.
Differences Between Invisalign & Braces
There are no metal brackets or wires to tighten with Invisalign clear aligners. The clear aligners are virtually invisible so no one will even know you are wearing them. The aligners are also removable, which means you can eat what you want, brush your teeth with ease, and floss with no problems.
With our virtual treatment plan, you’ll see the anticipated results before even starting your treatment. Since you have a series of aligners instead of metal wires and brackets, you actually need to go to our office less often to get adjustments.
What’s more, since you don’t have to work around brackets or wires, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces. This makes keeping up your oral hygiene during treatment easier than ever.
Talk to Swiatek Orthodontics About Invisalign
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day, as recommended by Dr. Swiatek, so they can do their job and straighten your teeth. Invisalign does have the benefit of being able to remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, you’ll generally need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Dr. Swiatek may not recommend Invisalign for more complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework. Dr. Swiatek can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Swiatek at our offices in Glen Mills and Chester Springs, PA to learn if Invisalign is right for you.