If you feel like you missed your opportunity to get a beautiful smile because you didn’t get braces as a kid, this is good news: Invisalign is for adults too!
What’s more, Invisalign is a system of clear aligners. That’s right, no metal involved. These aligners are practically invisible. Many of your friends and work colleagues may not even notice them. They cause little change to your appearance so there’s no need to be embarrassed about improving your oral health.
The Invisalign system has successfully treated over 5 million people worldwide, and the system is based on more than 20 years of research that has resulted in the development of a product that shapes your smile, one movement at a time.
Dr. Shoumer has treated many adult patients with Invisalign. After determining the goal for realigning your teeth, Dr. Shoumer will fit you with a clear aligner. You can take this aligner out of your mouth to eat and brush your teeth. You might also take it out if you are drinking certain drinks like red wine that can stain the aligner.
Once that aligner has done its job, you get another aligner that moves your teeth a little more. This continues until the goal position is reached. The whole process typically takes less time than traditional braces (by 6 months to one year), and Invisalign causes minimal disruption to your lifestyle and appearance.
After Dr. Shoumer takes an impression of your teeth, it usually only takes about 5 – 6 weeks to manufacture the Invisalign trays and get them delivered to the office. At that time, you’ll get your first aligners, and Dr. Shoumer will give you instructions on how to properly care for them and answer any of your questions.
After that, you come in every 6 weeks to make sure everything is on track. These are short appointments with no poking wires or emergency adjustments. You can pay in full at the start of the treatment (and receive a courtesy for doing so) or we can arrange a payment plan that involves interest-free payments over the course of your treatment.
Once the Invisalign treatments are complete, Dr. Shoumer makes any necessary refinements to ensure you are completely happy with the result. These refinements are at no extra cost to you.
When you are completely happy with your new smile, you get a Vivera retainer from Invisalign. You wear that at night to maintain the position of your teeth. You also smile brightly and confidently for every picture! Contact our office in Bryn Mawr today for an appointment to get your new smile.