Searching For Invisalign Philadelphia?

Published by Dr. Charles Gemmi

A Board Certified Orthodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Charles Gemmi has been a practicing orthodontist with Orthodontics Limited since 2000 and is a member of the teaching staff at Einstein Medical Center. Orthodontics Limited is a Diamond+ Provider of Invisalign in Philadelphia and Hatboro, PA.

If a straighter, healthier smile has been on your wish list for a while, but are unsure of where to start, consider Invisalign Center City Philadelphia for your orthodontic treatment. The Invisalign advanced technology means a more comfortable and more effective treatment process and its reasonable prices means a beautiful smile is definitely in your budget.

What Is Invisalign?

So you might be asking, what exactly is Invisalign treatment all about? Made of a clear plastic instead of metal, Invisalign aligners are designed to be removable so you can take them out when you eat, drink and brush your teeth.

Using Invisalign 3D technology, your orthodontist will create a step by step plan for your treatment. He or she will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a 3-D image of your teeth and map out the exact movement of your teeth to get them in better alignment.

The most common problems Invisalign braces are used to treat include gapped teeth, an overbite which occurs when the upper teeth protrude out over the lower teeth, underbite which is when the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth and an open bite where the teeth are not aligned properly for a proper bite. Other treatable issues are overcrowding of teeth and a crossbite which can happen if both the upper and lower jaws are not aligned properly.

Typically you receive a new set of custom aligners every couple of weeks that will shift certain teeth. The aligners control not only how much force is exerted on the teeth, but also the timing of it.

Compared to the traditional orthodontic treatment, metal braces, there are a lot of benefits to choosing Invisalign. Probably one of the biggest pluses is that most people will not even know that you have the clear plastic aligners in. And because your aligners are removable, there are no food restrictions. Brushing and flossing your teeth is also easier.

And because of the aligners’ smooth surface, you will experience very little irritation to the teeth or gums like you get with metal braces. If you do experience some soreness the first few days as you adjust to wearing the aligners, don’t worry, your mouth will adjust quickly.

The one big rule for wearing Invisalign aligners is that you need to keep them in your mouth 20 to 22 hours a day. If you don’t, you will end up delaying treatment and you won’t be done as quickly as you would like. In order to prevent long gaps in between when you are wearing the aligners, make it a habit to brush your teeth and clean the aligners right after every meal so that you remember to put them back in right away.

When it comes to treatment length, for adults, Invisalign treatment is often completed within 12 months, but treatment for tweens and teenagers usually takes longer, closer to the traditional two to three years.

While metal braces are sometimes cheaper than Invisalign aligners, Invisalign Philadelphia is still very much affordable. Each person’s situation is different so make sure to weigh the pros and cons for each treatment to make the best decision for you.

Most orthodontists will offer payment options to help you handle the financial aspect of orthodontic treatment.

Why Invisalign in Center City?

Center City Philadelphia is where you want to be when it comes to the best orthodontic care. It is where you’ll find the offices of the top experts in their fields and where innovation is always happening. It is also very conveniently located near everything you might need so when you come for your appointment you won’t be too far from home and work.

Making those frequent orthodontic appointments will be a piece of cake when you have the ease and flexibility of a Center City location. Have to run errands before or after your appointment? No problem.

When choosing a Center City Philadelphia orthodontist, keep in mind that not all orthodontics are skilled and experienced in Invisalign technology. Invisalign offers four designations for its providers, Preferred, Premier, Premier Elite and Diamond based on how many patients they have treated with Invisalign. Choosing an orthodontist with Preferred status will give you the confidence that your orthodontist is very experienced with this type of treatment. For top level experience though you should choose a provider with the distinction of being a Diamond Provider.

Orthodontics Limited is an Invisalign Premier Diamond provider, and we have offices in Center City Philadelphia as well as Northeast Philadelphia and Hatboro. We also have proven success in other types of treatments besides Center City Invisalign and provide all our patients with individualized and compassionate care. We know how important teeth alignment is to the health of your teeth and gums and will work closely with you to find the best treatment for your particular situation. Call us today for an initial consultation about Invisalign Center City Philadelphia.

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