Invisalign®

Invisalign has revolutionized the way that adults (and some teenagers) straighten their teeth. This approach to orthodontic treatment utilizes comfortable and discreet appliances to move teeth. Patients who wear Invisalign enjoy inconspicuous orthodontic treatment.

Kessler Dental Associates is an Invisalign provider. Our Invisalign patients have enjoyed an effective and comfortable treatment with beautiful results.

How Invisalign Works

Moving teeth to healthier positions require consistent yet gentle force and pressure. Conventional braces use appliances like brackets and wires to generate gentle force. This force will move teeth to straighter positions over time.

Traditional braces require fixed oral appliances, something that Invisalign does not. Instead of bonding brackets to teeth and connecting them to archwire, Invisalign generates force through removable oral appliances made of plastic. These appliances are called aligners, and every two weeks, a patient in treatment will switch to a tighter set. As aligners become progressively tighter, they will accommodate new tooth positioning and generate the pressure necessary to continue tooth movement.

Since everyone’s orthodontic needs are unique, treatment times vary from person to person. Those whose teeth require more movement than others will typically see longer treatment times than those with less obvious orthodontic concerns.

After treatment is complete, patients will need to wear retainers as directed by our dentists. Retainers are necessary to preserve your investment in your oral health.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign’s oral appliances are removable and clear – giving patients the benefits of discreet treatment without obstructing oral function and oral hygiene. This means that patients take out their aligners for meals, brushing, and flossing. With Invisalign, patients enjoy their favorite foods and the peace of mind that their orthodontic appliances won’t prevent them from thoroughly cleaning their teeth.

An added advantage to Invisalign is the fact that aligners are made from plastic with smooth edges. Aligners will not cut into or scrape against soft oral tissue the way that fixed orthodontic components can.

The Power of Orthodontics

Having a straight smile presents more benefits than just an improved appearance. While having straight teeth certainly gives us an aesthetic advantage, it is important to know that orthodontic treatment improves our oral health and lowers our risks for common dental conditions.

When our teeth are rotated and crowded, they are difficult to keep clean. Tartar accumulation is common among patients with spacing issues because cleaning between teeth and along the gums is more cumbersome. If our teeth are properly spaced, we enjoy reduced risks for common issues like worn dentition, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Kessler Dental Associates strives to improve our patients’ self-esteem and confidence with treatment options that protect oral health.

Common Invisalign Questions
What is Invisalign and how does it work?

Invisalign is an orthodontic system that utilizes removable oral appliances to straighten teeth. Instead of relying on fixed brackets and archwires, Invisalign straightens teeth with appliances called “aligners”.

Made from clear plastic, aligners fit snugly over teeth to generate the force needed to move teeth to healthier positions over time. Treatment is broken into phases and patients will wear their custom aligners for two weeks at a time before switching to a tighter set. Teeth will move to upright, healthier positions as aligners become tighter and treatment progresses.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign is a great opportunity to straighten teeth among the adult population. Many times, adults face orthodontic woes after their wisdom teeth come in. Wearing Invisalign is a comfortable and discreet way to correct orthodontic issues. The fact that Invisalign is discreet is a feature many working professionals enjoy.

Determining if Invisalign meets your needs involves a consultation with an Invisalign provider. Kessler Dental Associates is currently accepting new Invisalign patients. If you have questions about treatment, a consultation is a great place to start.

What is the difference between Invisalign and traditional braces?

There are distinct differences between conventional braces and Invisalign. These orthodontic systems utilize different appliances to achieve similar results.

The most obvious difference between Invisalign and braces is the way that they look. Conventional braces feature brackets bonded to teeth – that might be made from plastic, metal, or ceramic – and archwires connecting them. Invisalign looks remarkably different because aligners do not rely on metal, ceramic, or obvious colors to straighten teeth. Instead, people can close gaps and align teeth to straighter positions by simply wearing a removable plastic appliance. Invisalign’s aligners are so discreet that another person will likely be unable to notice that you are wearing braces unless you tell them.

Since Invisalign is removable, patients will take out their aligners for meals and oral hygiene. This is a great convenience to patients when compared to the cumbersome nature of eating meals and cleaning teeth with fixed brackets and wires in the way.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

Most dental insurers do not offer orthodontic coverage for adults, including Invisalign treatment. Many Invisalign orthodontic patients pay for the cost of their treatment out of pocket.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign is contingent upon a few factors – especially the length of one’s treatment. Longer treatment times require more follow-up appointments and materials to make Invisalign aligners, both of which can increase the cost of treatment.

If you have questions about the cost of treatment, we recommend speaking with a team member of our front desk personnel after an initial consultation. We can provide cost estimates based on the specific recommendations of our dentists.

We Are Here For You

At Kessler Dental Associates, our goal is to provide you with exceptional dentistry in a calm, state-of-the-art, caring environment.
Dr. Lon R. Kessler | General Dentistry | Kessler Dental | Phoenixville,PA
Dr. Lon R. Kessler

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Dr. Kessler is the founder of Kessler Dental Associates. Voted Top Dentist by Main Line Today Magazine for the past four consecutive years, Dr. Kessler has over 30 years of experience in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Amanda Hemmer | General Dentistry | Kessler Dental | Phoenixville,PA
Dr. Amanda Hemmer

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Dr. Hemmer grew up in Abington, PA. She is a graduate of The Schreyer Honors College at The Penn State University and she received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Alyssa Nielubowicz | General Dentistry | Kessler Dental | Phoenixville,PA
Dr. Alyssa Nielubowicz

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Dr. Nielubowicz was raised in Moorestown, NJ. She graduated with Honors in Clinical Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and she strives to provide the highest standard of care to her patients.

Dr. Pavithra Balasubramanian | General Dentistry | Kessler Dental | Phoenixville,PA
Dr. Pavithra Balasubramanian

GENERAL DENTISTRY

Dr. Balasubramanian graduated with a Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery from College of Dental Sciences ,Davangere ,India and moved to the United States in 2009 to pursue further education in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Lawrence M. Butler

PERIODONTICS, DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dr. Butler is a Board Certified Periodontist. He graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry and the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, and he has over three decades of experience as the founder of North Penn Periodontal Associates.

Dr. Gerald Ginsberg

ORTHODONTICS / INVISALIGN®

Dr. Ginsberg is a Board Certified Orthodontist, who specializes in Invisalign®. A member of Invisalign’s Alpha Group, Dr. Ginsberg helped develop and perfect the Invisalign technique, and several of his patient case studies are featured on the Invisalign website.

Dr. Peter Susanin

PERIODONTICS, DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dr. Susanin graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry and received his certificate in Periodontics from Tufts University. He is known for his incisonless method of removing teeth, extensive experience with dental implants and conservative periodontal therapy.

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1150 Valley Forge Road, Suite 101
Phoenixville, PA 19460

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