Even if you have been living your entire life with misaligned teeth, the thought of a mouth full of metal is probably not very appealing. Perhaps you checked into name-brand invisible braces options, only to be put off by the expense.
The good news is that now you have another option: in-house aligner treatment.
At Lake Erie Dental, Dr. Kevin Sambuchino offers an invisible braces option that is created entirely in-house. What does this mean for you? It means you can get started with treatment more quickly—and at a much more affordable price than other brands, such as Invisalign.
Let’s take a look at this cutting-edge technology located right here in Erie, PA.
How Does Aligner Treatment Differ from Other Invisible Braces Treatment?
The primary difference is that Lake Erie Dental can fit you for braces and print your aligners on a high-tech 3-D printer all under the same roof. Not only does this eliminate you having to wait for your impressions to be sent to an outside laboratory—which could take up to three or four weeks—but these braces are more affordable because the “middle man” has been cut out of the picture.
Erie dentist Dr. Kevin Sambuchino is one of only a few dentists in Pennsylvania who is able to offer this technology—and costs savings—to patients.
For patients who might have orthodontic issues beyond what can be solved with clear plastic aligners alone, Dr. Sambuchino offers traditional orthodontics to fix complex problems. After those issues have been resolved, patients can usually move to clear plastic aligners for the remainder of the treatment. Because of the lower cost involved, this option is much more affordable.
How Does Aligner Treatment Work?
Aligner treatment works in the same way as Invisalign and other invisible braces systems. Clear plastic aligners are made to fit snugly over the teeth, gently nudging them into a healthier and more esthetic position. Every few weeks, you'll swap out your aligners for a new set until the teeth are precisely where they should be.
Treatment times with our plastic aligners tend to be quicker than with traditional braces, lasting a period of months rather than years.
What Are the Benefits of Invisible Aligners?
Other than the fact that they are virtually invisible, there are several advantages to aligner treatment:
- Patients wearing the aligners will be able to see their teeth moving into the proper position while it happens since the aligners are clear.
- Patients remove the aligners for eating, so there are no food restrictions.
- Patients remove the aligners for flossing and brushing, so keeping teeth clean and gums healthy is much easier than with traditional metal brackets and wires.
- Patients can take out the aligners for a special occasion lasting a few hours, so there are no worries about photographs.
It is important to note, however, that patients must be diligent about wearing the plastic aligners every single day for the required amount of time. Most people leave them in for at least 22 hours each day. If they are not worn for the recommended time, results may take longer to achieve.
Call Lake Erie Dental for More Information about Aligner Treatment
Get the straight smile you have always wanted with affordable aligner treatment without the more expensive Invisalign brand name. Call our office today to set up a consultation!