Invisalign – York, PA

Enjoy a Straighter Smile Without the Hassle

Smiling woman holding clear aligner for Invisalign in York outdoors

If you’d like straighter teeth but would rather avoid the clunkiness of bracket-and-wire braces, you’re not alone. We offer an image-friendly form of orthodontics here at Aesthetic Dental Arts: Invisalign clear aligners. With these see-through trays, you can enjoy a straighter smile without the hassle of metal braces. To learn more about getting the perfectly aligned set of pearly whites you deserve, contact us and schedule a consultation for Invisalign in York with Dr. Sikander Singh.

Why Choose Aesthetic Dental Arts for Invisalign?

  • Digital Scanner for Comfortable, Goop-Free Impressions
  • Caring Dentist & Team Who Treat Patients Like Family
  • Dental Insurance Accepted & Affordable Financing Available

What Are Invisalign® Clear Aligners?

Invisalign clear aligner in carrying case surrounded by several other clear aligners

Instead of uncomfortable metal wires and brackets, Invisalign gradually repositions your teeth with a series of clear trays called aligners. You’ll wear each set of aligners for about 22 hours per day before moving onto the next set after a few weeks. Essentially, you’ll have the aligners in at all times unless you’re eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing.

Benefits of Invisalign®

Close up of woman placing Invisalign clear aligner in her mouth

Here are just a few of the reasons why most patients prefer Invisalign to traditional braces:

  • Most people shouldn’t be able to tell you’re wearing the aligners.
  • You can remove the aligners before meals, so you won’t need to restrict your diet.
  • Oral hygiene is easier since you won’t need to maneuver your toothbrush or floss around braces.
  • The aligners are made from a smooth plastic that is unlikely to cause irritation.

Invisalign FAQs

Closeup of patient holding Invisalign aligner

As always, any questions you have regarding the treatment you’re interested in – from what to expect at the consultation to what influences the price – you’re welcome to bring directly to our team. However, we’ve dedicated this next section to FAQs since many of our patients value having the option to continue their research online as well. With this in mind, read on for FAQs about Invisalign!

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Have you heard from a friend, colleague, or someone on the internet that Invisalign hurts? If so, don’t let that stop you from pursuing clear aligner treatment. After all, Invisalign is considerably more comfortable than traditional metal braces. Plus, orthodontic treatment of any kind comes with some soreness – that means it’s working! Our York dental team will also give you helpful tips on how to alleviate any discomfort that does arise, like sipping on cold water and taking OTC pain medication as directed.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

One of the perks of Invisalign is that the treatment timelines are typically shorter than traditional braces. While patients usually need to dedicate 2-3 years to metal brackets and wires, Invisalign’s average treatment timeline is just 12-18 months. In fact, some patients work through their series of clear aligners in as little as six! If you’re interested in getting an estimate of your treatment timeline, then don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with us.

Can You Eat with Invisalign?

There is an important rule when it comes to eating: you need to remove your aligners first. Outside of that, however, there aren’t any guidelines you need to follow since there aren’t any dietary restrictions. Naturally, as your dental team, we still recommend maintaining a well-balanced diet that’s low in added sugar. That way, your chances of developing tooth decay aren’t as high.

What Are Invisalign Attachments?

In short, Invisalign attachments are little pieces of tooth-colored resin that are bonded to your teeth. Sometimes, we add these to our patients’ treatment plans if they have more moderate cases of malocclusion. Basically, the attachments give your aligners a little extra grip, helping them effectively move teeth into their properly aligned positions.

What Happens After Invisalign?

After you’ve worked through your entire series of trays, you’ll come back to our York dental office so we can take scans and pictures of your teeth. Then, we will get to work on your retainer! This orthodontic device is crucial because it helps keep your teeth properly aligned. For a few months, we may ask you to wear it as often as possible (like you did with your aligners). However, you’ll eventually be able to transition to only wearing them at night.