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Convenient Invisalign® Treatment in South Hills, Pittsburgh

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At the practice of John Sartorio, DMD, we know what a positive impact a straighter, healthier smile can have on your life. If you hide your teeth because of misalignments or are experiencing pain associated with bite alignment issues, our team is here to assist. Our practice has been an Invisalign provider for many years, and during that time, we've helped many patients achieve their smile goals.

Whether your teeth are crooked, have unwanted gaps between them, or your bite is painful, our Invisalign treatments can help. Our friendly team looks forward to meeting you and discovering how we can help you get the smile you've always wanted. Proudly serving the Pittsburgh community, we enjoy being able to help you confidently show off your smile. Contact our practice today and schedule your Invisalign consultation!


What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear aligner trays that are customized to fit to your teeth. The trays fit securely and use gentle pressure over time to straighten your teeth. Invisalign clear braces are removable, so you won't have to worry about changing your diet or using special tools to clean around brackets and wires. The Invisalign process fits efficiently into your busy schedule, generally requiring fewer trips to the dentist than traditional braces.

We offer our services to adults and teens ages 14 and up who are looking to straighten their smiles with convenient and discreet clear aligners. For successful treatment you'll need to wear your aligner trays for at least 22 hours a day, and the process usually takes between 12-18 months, depending on your particular needs.

Is Invisalign Treatment Right for Me?

Invisalign clear braces are a flexible orthodontic treatment option that can be your solution for many misalignment issues. If you are experiencing complications from any of these issues, Invisalign may be the right choice for you:

  • Crowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Painful bite
  • Unwanted gaps between teeth

While Invisalign can work in a wide range of misalignment issues, there may be some situations where other orthodontic options will better fit your needs. Our skilled team will be there to explain all your treatment choices to provide you with the best care for your unique smile.

Our Invisalign Treatment Process

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We'll discuss your goals and oral health history when you first come in for your Invisalign consultation. We then perform a thorough oral examination to determine whether clear braces fit your needs. After we are sure Invisalign will be your most effective treatment option, we take precise impressions of your teeth with our advanced iTero® digital scanner. This ergonomically designed scanner fits comfortably in your mouth and creates a 3D model of your teeth without cumbersome traditional putty impressions.

A trusted dental laboratory will then use this model to create your series of Invisalign clear aligner trays. Once we receive the trays at our practice, you'll return for an appointment where we'll help you with the first set of trays to ensure they fit securely and comfortably. Our dentist will make any needed adjustments and give you detailed treatment and care guidelines to promote the success of your treatment.

Caring for Your Invisalign Clear Braces

Caring for your Invisalign clear braces is vital to ensuring your treatment succeeds. We'll provide you with all the detailed information you need to feel confident about the Invisalign process and taking care of your aligners. Some important care tips to keep in mind include:

Eating & Drinking: We recommend removing your clear aligners when eating or drinking anything other than water. If left in, food debris can get stuck between the trays and your teeth, causing discoloration and foul odors. After eating, we recommend brushing your teeth before putting your trays back on.

Keeping Aligners Safe & Secure: Because your Invisalign trays are small and translucent, they can be easy to misplace. We recommend placing clear braces in their carrying case when you take them off. If you do end up losing a tray, contact our practice immediately to begin the process of getting a replacement made, if needed. Our dentist will let you know what to do, often recommending you wear the previous trays until the lab provides your replacement.

Keeping Aligners Clean: Be sure to rinse your aligners with water any time you take them off before putting them back on, and clean them thoroughly at least once a day. You should always use a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear, scentless antibacterial soap when cleaning your clear braces. Avoid using hard-bristled toothbrushes or toothpaste to clean the trays, which can scratch and damage them.

Maintaining Your Smile With Vivera® Retainers

Retainers are an important part of orthodontic treatment, as they solidify results and allow your teeth to settle. Fortunately with our Invisalign treatment, rather than a conspicuous traditional retainer, you'll be getting a Vivera retainer. These retainers are made of the same discreet, durable material as your Invisalign trays and are worn in the same way. Our dentist will instruct you about how long and often you will need to wear your Vivera retainer.

Your Reliable Invisalign Provider in Pittsburgh

At the practice of John Sartorio, DMD, we're passionate about giving you the smile you deserve. We know what a big difference a straighter smile can make in your life, from an improved aesthetic to increased oral health and bite functionality. Our skilled team will be there every step of the way to answer questions and get you the care you need so you can fully take advantage of this effective, convenient, and discreet teeth straightening treatment. Contact our practice today to see the difference Invisalign treatment can make in your life!




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