THE CLEAR ALTERNATIVE FOR A STRAIGHTER SMILEDr. Hicks is delighted to also offer Invisalign™ invisible aligners to our patients. These state-of-the art aligners can fix overcrowding, gapped teeth, overbite, underbite, or even a crossbite, allowing you to achieve straight teeth in as little as 9 - 15 months! Once we take an impression of your teeth using our digital scanner, our 3-D computer-imaging technology is then used to create your complete treatment plan from the present position of your teeth to your final smile. From this plan, Invisalign clear thermoplastic aligners are generated. Much like teeth-whitening trays, these are custom made to fit your exact teeth. When you insert the first set of aligners, they use a small amount of force to move your teeth into position. About two weeks later, you exchange them with the next set of aligners, and advance through treatment for approximately a year. You only need to visit our office for assessment every four to eight weeks.
Comfort, simplicity, and privacy are three of the most attractive benefits to the Invisalign system. These single-piece aligners have no metal or wires to irritate your mouth, which also means nothing that must be continually checked or adjusted. Although you wear the aligners 24/7, they’re quick to remove for eating and cleaning. Because there are no braces to hinder brushing and flossing, you can eat and drink whatever you desire while in treatment. The best part is the privacy. No one will guess you’re correcting your teeth, because the transparency of the aligners makes them nearly undetectable! People would have to know the aligners or there, or look very closely, to spot them. So you can smile wide, knowing all they’ll see is you looking stunning.
Hicks Family Dentistry
Kevin Hicks, DDS
756 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543