If you are bothered by crooked or misaligned teeth, you should know that advancements in the field of orthodontics are making treatment more efficient, more comfortable, and more subtle than ever before. Four Seasons Dental offers Invisalign® at our Pittsburgh dental practice, a treatment option that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth quickly and effectively. The Invisalign® treatment plan is tailored to meet the needs and concerns of each patient, and Dr. Timothy Sluser will work closely with you to ensure you can achieve a straighter, more attractive smile that also offers oral health benefits. Call today to book an appointment and learn more about your candidacy for Invisalign®.
Invisalign® is a great choice for adults who have never had braces, or whose teeth have shifted out of place. Additionally, more and more teens are opting to undergo treatment with Invisalign®.
This orthodontic option is effective in treating a wide range of dental issues, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, gapped teeth, and crowded teeth. However, not everyone is a good candidate for Invisalign®. Patients who require a significant amount of correction to their bite, for example, may be better candidates for traditional braces, which we also offer at our practice. Dr. Sluser provides highly personalized service and will discuss your condition and treatment goals with you to determine the best treatment.
How Invisalign® Works
If Dr. Sluser determines you are a good candidate for Invisalign® treatment, he will make detailed impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be sent to an Invisalign® lab, where technicians will create a customized series of clear, removable aligner trays, shaped similarly to the trays used during teeth whitening. Once you receive your aligners, you will wear them daily for nine to fifteen months. The aligners should be worn at least 22 hours a day, but they can be removed while you are eating, or brushing and flossing. Every two weeks, you will switch to the next aligner in the series. Over the course of your treatment, the aligners will gently shift your teeth into their new positions.
Invisalign Teen® and Invisalign Express®
Today’s teenagers lead busy lives and participate in a variety of sports and activities that can be hindered by wearing traditional braces. For these reasons, Invisalign® Teen is the treatment of choice for many teenagers and their parents. Invisalign® requires fewer visits to the dentist’s office than traditional braces, and the product comes with up to six replacement aligners.
Dr. Sluser is also proud to offer the latest development in Invisalign® technology, Invisalign® Express. Invisalign® Express is preferred by many patients who have minor spacing or crowding issues. It works similarly to traditional Invisalign® treatment, but the accelerated process can typically be completed in as little as ten weeks.
Schedule an Appointment
With the numerous benefits of Invisalign® and traditional orthodontics, there is no need to live with crooked or crowded teeth. Schedule your appointment today to learn more about Invisalign®.