What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into their ideal position. The treatment involves wearing the plastic aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day and wearing each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to a new one. Dr. Siegel strategically plans each movement your teeth will make and what happens with each set of aligners.

In as little as six months, you can achieve your new smile. However, some treatments may take up to two years. Invisalign is a great treatment plan for teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth in a convenient way.

The Types of Problems Invisalign Can Address

If you experience any of the following problems, Invisalign might be the right treatment for you.

  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Crookedness
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

Invisalign can also help patients who stopped wearing their retainer whose teeth have shifted since completing an orthodontic treatment in the past.

Who’s a Good Candidate?

Most patients are great candidates for Invisalign. If your problems listed above are only mild or moderate, Dr. Siegel will likely recommend Invisalign to straighten your teeth. To find out if you’re a good candidate, you need to book an appointment at our Blue Bell dental office.

During your consultation, Dr. Siegel will take x-rays and evaluate your oral health. If you have poor oral health, this will need treatment before proceeding with your orthodontic treatment.

The other requirement for Invisalign is responsibility. We only recommend Invisalign to patients who feel they are responsible enough to wear their aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day. Without wearing them for the recommended time, your teeth will not move along as needed to complete the treatment in time. This can cause you to need more aligners in your treatment which will drive up your costs and treatment time.

Benefits of Invisalign

One of the reasons why Invisalign is such a highly desirable treatment is because it comes with a number of benefits you won’t experience with many other orthodontic treatments. Explore the benefits of Invisalign.

Discreet Appearance

The top benefit of Invisalign is that the treatment is discreet. Since the plastic aligners are made with thin translucent plastic, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. This means you can enjoy your entire treatment without feeling self-conscious about your smile.


Another reason why people love Invisalign is that the treatment is relatively comfortable to complete. The thin plastic aligners won’t rub and irritate your lips, tongue, or sides of your mouth like metal braces would. In addition, since your teeth move in smaller increments than with traditional braces, your mouth will feel less sore between movements.


The last benefit of Invisalign is how convenient it is. The removable aligners make it easy to eat whatever you want and brush and floss your teeth without a hassle. Invisalign also makes your checkup appointments less frequent and less long. Every six weeks or so, you will visit our office for a quick checkup and be on your way. You won’t have to take the whole day off work or ever rearrange your entire schedule to visit us. Invisalign is perfect for anyone who’s short on time.

Get Invisalign in Blue Bell, PA Today

If you think Invisalign might be the right orthodontic treatment for your smile, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Siegel at our Blue Bell dental office at your earliest convenience. The sooner you visit us for an appointment, the sooner you will be finished with your orthodontic treatment! Give us a call at (610) 272-0828 to book an appointment today.