Posts for tag: Invisalign

By Wilmington Dental Associates
October 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces   Invisalign  

Find out if this nearly invisible orthodontic system could give you the results you want.invisalign

You love the idea of getting rid of that gap between your front teeth or fixing minor crowding in your smile but the idea of wearing braces for the world to see is just something you couldn’t fathom at your age. Our Wilmington, DE, dentists Dr. Michael Lenz, Dr. Vattilana and Dr. John Lenz understand that many adults want to fix their smiles but don't like the idea of wearing traditional braces to do it. Now you don’t have to!

If you are an adult dealing with a misaligned smile then the good news is that you could possibly benefit from getting Invisalign from our Wilmington, DE, general dentists. While the only way to truly determine your candidacy is to come in for an evaluation, there are some questions you can ask yourself to help you see whether Invisalign may be right for you.

Q. What dental problems are you looking to address?

It’s amazing just how many issues Invisalign can handle. There are a variety of different misalignments that this nearly invisible system can treat. If you have gaps in your smile, crowding, overbites, underbites or other similar problems then now is the perfect time to talk to us about whether Invisalign is the best approach for a straighter smile.

Q. How old are you?

We know that those teen years are difficult enough as it is that having to wear metal braces can seem like the end of the world. If your older teen has a misaligned smile but is fighting you about getting brace then you may want to talk to us about whether this clear system is a better approach. Adults of all ages can also benefit from Invisalign. Unfortunately, because young children’s teeth are still growing, they won’t be ideal candidates for this type of treatment.

Q. How dedicated are you to getting a straighter smile?

Invisalign is pretty unique because it allows you to remove your aligners prior to brushing your teeth and before eating. Of course, it can be tempting to want to remove your aligners more often than you should. If you think your teen won’t wear their aligners as often as they should, or if you think you’ll be tempted to remove them, then this may not be the ideal option.

Are you ready to find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for you? If so, then it’s time you called our Wilmington, DE dental office to schedule your consultation. Your new smile could be only a phone call away.

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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