As a graduate of the L.D. Pankey Institute, Dr. Piccolo understands the importance of continually improving his standard of care. By keeping abreast of current knowledge and monitoring the constant advances in dental technology, he can provide you with state-of-the art care and high-quality results.
In recent years, millions of patients have benefitted from the increasing use of Invisalign technology. As an alternative to traditional braces, adults are turning to Invisalign to improve the alignment and overall beauty of the teeth.
Sometimes, the desire for orthodontic treatment is fueled by a cosmetic or social interest. It is common to feel insecure or self-conscious when the teeth are crowded or crooked. In the professional setting, adults can appreciate the social value of an appealing and uniform smile.
There are instances, however, when the need for orthodontic treatment stems from a functional need. When the teeth are out of alignment, normal functions such as speaking and chewing can become more difficult. The teeth may become damaged due to uneven wear patterns, and the force can eventually lead to bone loss. Overt time, the jaw joint may be subjected to undue forces, contributing to pain and dysfunction.
While the need for orthodontic treatment may be well-defined, many adults are still unwilling to entertain the idea of metal braces, brackets, and wires.
As a discreet alternative to braces, Invisalign aligners can be used to gently guide your teeth into the appropriate position. With the use of clear, customized trays, Dr. Piccolo can properly align your teeth for an improved appearance and optimal function.
The estimated treatment time for an Invisalign case will vary widely, according to your needs. Fortunately, during the treatment period, the aligners can be removed for eating and for routine oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing.
Without advertising your orthodontic treatment to the world, you can partner with Dr. Piccolo as your new smile begins to emerge.