Invisalign in Pike Creek, DE

Having a misaligned or protruding smile can be a source of embarrassment to children and adults alike. Not having straight teeth can cause issues outside of aesthetics, however. If you are in Wilmington, DE and are considering Invisalign to straighten your teeth, please contact our dental office today to answer any questions. With Invisalign, it’s simple to straighten your teeth without the nuisance of metal bands, wires, or brackets. With Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners, virtually no one will know you are wearing braces unless you tell them! 

Many of our patients from Wilmington to Hockessin, Newark, and the Pike Creek area have been very pleased with the results from Invisalign.

 

 

The Problem with Misaligned Teeth

Did you know that people with crooked teeth often suffer socially and economically? According to the New York Times’ bestseller, SuperFreakonomics, people with bad teeth suffer a substantial wage penalty. Unfortunately, women with bad teeth are affected by this even further. Considering this surprising information, correcting your smile may be the best career and social investment you've ever made.

Not only do crooked teeth shift the shape of your smile, but they can also cause oral health issues down the road. A misaligned smile can also affect the following:

Risk of tooth decay–Maintaining a great appearance is not the only reason to make sure your teeth are beautiful and even. People with straight teeth tend to have healthier and cleaner smiles; since brushing and flossing well-spaced teeth is more comfortable. When teeth are correctly aligned, there are no hidden, hard-to-reach crevices that a toothbrush and floss cannot reach. Crooked teeth can create pockets where food debris or bacteria can hide, far from the reaches of blushing and flossing.

Risk of wear and tear–While crowded and misaligned teeth present aesthetic and dental issues, another reason patients in Wilmington, DE seek out aligners is to correct abnormal bite functions; also known as malocclusion, meaning the upper and lower jaws fail to touch correctly when biting down. If not adequately addressed, this can lead to cavities, gum infections, periodontal disease, erosion of tooth enamels and create undue stress on teeth and jaws. Premature wear on your teeth could eventually necessitate other, more expensive dental intervention such as dental crowns or veneers. If you are experiencing clicking or popping during regular activities, contact Dr. Mark Gladnick to prevent future dental issues. 

Difficulty with cosmetic dentistry procedures–Misaligned teeth can make it difficult to place dental crowns, veneers, or bridges when correcting a smile. Having a straight smile can make future dental work much more comfortable and more attractive. At our Wilmington, DE dental clinic we often advocate that patients straighten their teeth before any cosmetic dentistry procedures for perfect results. 

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a series of removable, clear, BPA-free plastic aligners to gradually and invisibly straighten your teeth. Invisalign is comfortable to wear, and it does not require any changes to your busy lifestyle.  All you have to do is switch to the next set of aligners about every two weeks (as directed by Dr. Mark Gladnick or Dr. Jason Justison), and your teeth will gently straighten into the beautiful smile you desire. 

You will visit our dental office every month or two to check your progression and to get new aligners. Average treatment time is only a year. Thanks to the convenience of the removable aligners, you don’t have to eliminate your favorite foods. Plus, keeping your teeth and gums healthy is as simple as maintaining your frequent brushing and flossing routine.

Advantages of Invisalign

Aesthetic Appearance: Teens and adults also love the discreet, yet effective results of Invisalign!  No more "metal mouth" comments from friends or embarrassing food particles that often get stuck in conventional braces! There are no restrictions on eating since the aligners can are removable. Plastic aligners also eliminate trips to the dentist to repair a broken wire or spring. 

Removable: Unlike traditional metal braces, clear aligners, like Invisalign and ClearCorrect, can be removed before eating or for cleaning, meaning that you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in wires or brackets. Removable aligners also allow for better oral health since you can brush and floss regularly, reducing your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.  

Cleanliness: Maintaining clear aligners is as simple as brushing and rinsing them. If you notice that your aligners are not as sparkly or fresh smelling as they should be; you can take them out and gently brush them. Since the plastic can be easily scratched, make sure to handle them with care to maintain a bright, invisible look. Contact our dental office in Wilmington, DE to find out how comfortable, invisible aligners are to clean and maintain. 

Comfort: Invisalign clear braces are composed of medical-grade polyurethane resin, giving them smooth edges and are more comfortable than metal braces. Historically, when people think of teeth straighteners, comfort isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Modern, clear teeth aligners are designed to make the teeth straightening process easy for movement of the teeth and a customized and comfortable experience.

Quick and efficient: Invisalign doesn’t require regular dentist checks that traditional braces need, plus you can see results as your teeth gradually straighten out. The entire process is usually quicker, typically spanning over 12 months instead of years. 

Boosts confidence: Discomfort and embarrassment are not things people are too old, or too young, to experience. Crooked or protruding teeth can cause dissatisfaction or apprehension when smiling or talking. Metal braces can call attention to your smile that some people would rather avoid. Invisalign clear braces are the perfect solution for discreet teeth straightening that is virtually invisible. Since clear aligners are often quicker than metal braces and results are quickly visible, many patients report an increase in self-esteem. 

Would Invisalign Work for Me?

Clear aligners are a perfect and suitable option for patients who have any of the following issues:

  • Crooked or uneven teeth
  • Overbites or underbites
  • Teeth gaps
  • Crowded or overlapping teeth

Your first dental appointment with either Dr. Mark Gladnick or Dr. Jason Justison will determine your candidacy and whether Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic option for you. During your initial dental evaluation, your dentist will inform you of all your dental options that work best for your budget and oral needs in Wilmington, DE. 

Are You Ready to Try out Invisalign?

Whether you are a student at the University of Delaware trying to make a good impression, a professional in Wilmington trying to impress clients, or simply someone who cares about your appearance, Invisalign will ensure that you are putting your best smile forward.

Be one of the hundreds of thousands of people who have already transformed their smiles with Invisalign! To learn more, call our Wilmington, Delaware, dental office at (302) 994-2660.