By Wilmington Dental Associates
November 11, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Wilmington Dental Associates is a family dentistry that can provide orthodontic care for patients in need. There are a few different ways that your Wilmington dentist can straighten your smile, including metallic, ceramic and lingual braces. One of the most popular solutions available to patients is Invisalign. After learning more about Invisalign braces, you may find that this is the best orthodontic solution forInvisalign you. 

About Invisalign
Invisalign is a way of aligning teeth using clear, plastic trays. The trays are designed to move the teeth around gently but relatively faster than other methods. There are a number of key benefits of Invisalign that make it popular with patients:

  • The braces are barely visible, so you can smile and talk comfortably in public without drawing much attention to your mouth.
  • The treatment period is usually much shorter than it is with metal braces (sometimes as short as six months).
  • Invisalign aligners can be removed when necessary to make eating more comfortable than it is when you’re wearing metal braces.


Who Is the “Right” Candidate for Invisalign Braces?
Invisalign is commonly recommended for patients over the age of 13, because by that age most of their permanent teeth have emerged. Adult patients of the Wilmington Dental Associates family dentistry often benefit the most from invisible braces because they have many professional or social commitments and obligations—they can’t afford to wear unattractive metal braces for years. Invisalign is also best for patients who have relatively minor orthodontic issues, like crowding and small gaps. 

Getting Invisalign
The first step to getting Invisalign is going in for a consultation so that your dentist can see if your orthodontic problem can successfully be resolved with this treatment. The next step is to have dental impressions made so that your dentist can create a series of aligners for you to wear during your treatment plan. You must then visit the office every four to six weeks (or as specifically recommended) for checkups and to receive your prescribed aligners.

Call Today
A more attractive and straighter smile is well within your reach thanks to Invisalign braces. Call Wilmington Dental Associates today at (302) 654-6915 to make an appointment.

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