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Invisalign Clear aligners – Best orthodontics in York PA
Posted:Sep 23, 2021
Even 15 years ago wire braces and metal brackets were the mainstay of orthodontic appliances in the United States. In 2005 our practice made the decision to move entirely to a Clear Aligner focused practice. Dr. Haywood had performed hundreds of orthodontic cases from 1986 in his dental school specialty clinic, thru his advanced residency in the United States Air Force, and then into his private practices in Baltimore and Shrewsbury Pennsylvania.The limitations of wire braces had become an issue with adults in his primarily cosmetic and implant focused practices. Adults who needed orthodontic tooth movement for proper alignment of teeth in preparation for veneers, implants, bridges or just to have a more pleasing smile were and still are hesitant to put clumsy orthodontic brackets and wires on their teeth for a year or more. While necessary to achieve the tooth alignment required for Dr. Haywood and his team to perform the exceptional quality of cosmetic care they are renowned for, people just resist wire braces, brackets and wires regardless of how much the treatment may have helped. Without properly aligned teeth dentists must make treatment compromises that may not be best for the patient ideally.
In 2005, Dr. Haywood’s offices were among the first in each of his practice communities to reject wire braces and to exclusively offer Invisalign treatments with clear plastic aligners. The level of adult treatment acceptance skyrocketed immediately. Within a few years, Dr. Haywood and his team achieved the Elite level that Invisalign itself only reserves for the most experienced and productive practices in their network of qualified providers. Dr. Haywood has performed more Invisalign cases than most local orthodontic specialists who have just now climbed on the bandwagon. Experience matters and clear aligners have unique qualities and advantages that, when used by and experienced dentist, can speed up treatment time compared with traditional brackets and wires.We invite you to experience the difference that Invisalign brand clear aligners can make for your care. From age 10 to 110, there is no better option for patients to create a beautiful and healthy smile for themselves than Invisalign original aligners with “smart-track” plastic technology that is ONLY offered with Invisalign products.
Top 5 advantages of Invisalign:
1.Invisalign is clear and is rarely noticed by people you encounter. Minor tooth alignment can be done without others realizing that you are wearing them.They are not invisible however, compared with wire braces of any kind, they are essentially invisible from speaking distance. Patients are neither embarrassed to wear them nor self-conscious.
2.Cleaning your teeth is not impossible! Wires and brackets are difficult if not impossible to clean. The rate of decay around brackets is reported by the ADA to be nearly 50%. This means that kids get braces and the parent has just signed on to additional dental expense in the form of cavities around the molar bands and the brackets that are bonded to the teeth. As a general dental office that is expert in Invisalign treatment we do not miss the old days when teenagers would often have to deal with with devastated teeth at the end of old fashioned orthodontic treatment. Invisalign aligners are removed usually to eat and always to clean teeth after a meal or a snack. Brushing and flossing is just the same as always. We recommend regular cleanings during your Invisalign treatment at a 3 month interval and 3 times per day brushing and flossing.
3.Outcomes and treatment times are predictable Invisalign treatment starts with photos, x-rays, a dental exam and either a digital scan with our ITERO digital scanner or traditional molds.The measurements we gather are assembled and digitally transferred to the Invisalign headquarters.There a technician enters the data from which Dr. Haywood personally designs each orthodontic case using digital design software that is called“Clincheck”.Dr. Haywood can control every factor of the treatment and can predict the duration of treatment with a great level of accuracy. Limited tooth movement cases normally only take 6 months while full comprehensive orthodontic cases average 15-18 months for adults or teens.Our treatment progress is available to all of our patients by way of your personalized treatment video and also on the Invisalign APP that we can set our patients up with.You know where you are , you know where you have been and you know exactly where you are going and when you will be done. You just have to wear the trays and follow every one of our instructions! It’s actually really easy.
4. Cross-bite correction and palate expansion are easier achieve.
Invisalign in Shrewsbury and York, County PA can correct situations that are hard to correct with wire braces. Cross-bite is when the teeth overlap in the wrong way. Typically the upper front teeth overlap the lower front slightly. When this does not happen teeth look very bad and, if it occurs in a child, proper facial development is impossible.We have achieved 100% success in overcoming anterior cross-bites with Invisalign, We would never again use wire braces to correct this anomaly.
Palatal expansion- It has been reported that Invisalign can correct up to a 9mm deficiency in arch constriction. A narrow arch is a big problem for kids and also for adults who want a pleasing smile. The alternative to Invisalign is a palatal expander with a wrench and a screw you tune every day to mechanically spread the jaw wider. It is uncomfortable and now, with Invisalign, is unnecessary for most.
5.Invisalign is safer- Invisalignclear aligners direct forces thru the elastic tray material to push teeth where they need to be. The forces are controlled evenly on all teeth simultaneously with concentrated heavy forces on fragile roots considered impossible. Wire braces create forces that regularly overload the root and socket resulting in “root end resorption” that is both tragic and irreversible.The wire and bracket appliances place irregular and heavy forces on the most crowded tooth that is most out of place. Those forces are not measured and even but rather aggressive and damaging. With clear aligners from Aligntech and Invisalign we gently and properly move teeth without the risk of tooth and root damage associated with aggressive appliance. In fact, the gentle movement of Invisalign has been reported to achieve excellent orthodontic in 20% less time that traditional braces.
How much does Invisalign cost?
There is no such thing as cheap Invisalign or cheap braces in general however our offices maintain aggressively competitive fees for all Invisalign products in their product line. We want to be the best Invisalign dentist for you and be the best orthodontist in York for you and your family.
*Invisalign Express is a 6 month treatment and is specially priced at $1999.
*Invisalign Lite is a year-long treatment and is specially priced at$3950.
*Invisalign comprehensive compares with full braces at a traditional orthodontist and is specially priced at $4950 and features an unlimited number of trays and no limit to the treatment time compared with the other options.
* Invisalign VIVERA- retainers in a set of 8 for post-treatment retention or for nightguard wear are reasonably priced at $650.A set of 4 is $350.
*All diagnostics and x rays are included in the fee.
*White teeth for life program immediate enrollment when you receive your cleanings also here in our offices.
When searching for the best Invisalign dentist in York County we urge you to experience the exceptional care and quality we have been known for at Southern York Smile Care where your new beautiful SMILE is our specialty.