Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS
1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Invisalign® in Abington, PA

Improper tooth alignment and unsightly spacing problems can make smiling with confidence difficult, and wearing a mouthful of metal in order to correct those problems doesn’t make it any easier. If you think traditional braces are your only option, it’s time to learn about the Invisalign® plastic aligner tray system. Here’s everything you need to know.

The Invisible Advantage: How Invisalign Works

The Invisalign orthodontic treatment system gives you a new way to revamp your smile without unsightly wires and brackets. Like traditional braces, Invisalign transparent braces move your teeth into position slowly over the course of several months, but instead of relying on metal hardware, it uses a series of clear plastic trays called aligners. Each set of aligners is worn for approximately 14 days. Consecutive sets are worn until the treatment is finished, and your teeth are in their new positions. Invisalign dentists correct a number of orthodontic problems using the Invisalign system. Because the trays are virtually invisible, your Invisalign therapy can remain a secret.

How Much Does Treatment with Invisalign Cost?

Many patients find that affordable Invisalign aligners are no more expensive than traditional braces, but Invisalign treatment cost is different for every patient. Factors that may affect your final Invisalign cost include your Invisalign insurance coverage limits and the extent of your orthodontic problems. Severe malocclusion, large spaces between teeth, and other complicated conditions may increase your Invisalign cost. If you’re seeking treatment with Invisalign in Abington, we may be able to help you manage your budget with our convenient, low-interest Invisalign financing options. Contact our office to learn more.

Will Treatment with Invisalign Aligners Take a Long Time?

Invisalign treatment time is calculated at your initial consultation. The severity of your condition and the amount of tooth movement needed determines how long it will take to complete the therapy. For most adults, treatment is accomplished in about one year. Severe cases may take up to two years. Once your Invisalign aligners have done their job, you’ll need to wear Invisalign retainers on a long-term basis to maintain your great results.

Are Special Invisalign Dentists Available?

An Invisalign dentist is a licensed orthodontist or general dentist who has undergone specialized training in Invisalign dentistry. Our Invisalign providers have the experience and skill to help you get the best results from your treatment in the shortest possible amount of time.

Invisalign vs Braces: The Clear Winner

Invisalign is often just as effective as braces in resolving mild to moderate orthodontic problems. If either treatment will help you meet your goals effectively, choosing the winner of the Invisalign vs braces battle is easy. The aesthetic superiority of Invisalign is enough to make it your first choice, but a more attractive appearance is not the only perk that aligner treatments offer. Because you remove the trays during your oral hygiene routine, you have full access to every tooth surface. Cleaning around braces is more complicated and often not as effective. Invisalign can actually help you reduce your risk of future cavities and gum disease. If you’re not sure which treatment is the best for your needs, discuss your options with your dentist.

Reap the Benefits of Invisalign Aligners

When it comes to the benefits of aligner-based treatment, a natural-looking smile is just the beginning. Our patients enjoy all of the following Invisalign benefits:

  • Office visits limited to once every four to six weeks
  • Trays that are removable on demand
  • No irritating metal wires and parts
  • An unrestricted diet
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Visible results during treatment

Could I Be a Candidate for Treatment?

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for Invisalign. If you have a severe or complex orthodontic condition, traditional braces may be a better choice. Invisalign dentists generally recommend Invisalign for adults and young adults with moderate malocclusion or crooked teeth. Children’s treatment needs are usually too complex for Invisalign, and their jaws and teeth are growing too rapidly for aligners to manage. The only way to discover if Invisalign is your ideal solution is to schedule a professional consultation with an experienced provider. Contact us today so that we can connect you with a dentist who can assess your unique needs.

Invisalign treatment doesn’t require any major changes to your daily life. You remove your aligners before eating, so there are no dietary restrictions. Chewing gum and smoking are not recommended as these habits can damage your plastic trays. It’s important to wear your trays consistently to get the best results.

Taking Care of Your Aligner Trays

To clean your Invisalign aligners, use the manufacturer’s cleaning system or brush and rinse them using lukewarm or cool water. Do not expose your trays to hot water. If a tray becomes warped, cracked, damaged, or misshapen, return it to your dentist, and obtain a new one.

Your confidence and dental health are too important to postpone. To get started on your smile makeover, contact our office today for more information about Invisalign in Abington.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
The staff was very friendly and I received a very thorough examination.
Cindy S.
Always a very satisfied patient. Good careful treatment. Appointments are efficient and work is top notch.
Richard H.
Dr. Machlus and his team are very caring and meticulous in their work.
Irving T.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
Anonymous
Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
Pat D.
I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
Nyoka M.
Professional, courtious service
Peter D.
Professional and Caring.
Deborah D.
Great service, excellent work, cheerful staff. What more could you want?
Patrick M.
personable, professional, proficient
Richard C.
No waiting. Dr. Finkelman explained each process as it took place.
Carol M.
Dr. Machlus almost makes going to the dentist pleasant, as much possible by being pleasant, that is. He is a caring man, and not only a doctor but a […]
Arthur V.
Could not ask for a more a courteous, efficient and professional staff and satisfying outcome.
Richard C.
Taken right on time. Treated in a professional manner. Almost getting to be fun----
Pat D.
As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
Rebecca D.
How can you lose in a caring and professional environment where the staff are just as pleased with their work as you are?
Patrick M.
My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
Jennifer R.
Excellent customer service and expert dental work.
Bobbie B.
Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
Daniel B.
Dr. Stephen Finkelman and his staff are wonderful. I know that I am in good hands whenever I go. The office is clean, the staff is friendly and they […]
Dianne G.
Dr. Machlus is the most caring and skilled Dentist. His staff are just as warm and professional.
Harra H.
Everyone was excellent!
Barton A.
Dr. Finkelman was great!
Madalynn S.
We love Dr. Machlus!!!
Anonymous
The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
Karen J.
Dr. Finkelman is wonderful; staff is pleasant and efficient. The music in the exam room was too loud for my taste.
Christine C.
Very kind and great service.
Kiri R.
excellent visit to the dentist....everyone was friendly and efficient....state of the art office equipment
Cheryl H.
Excellent level of care.
Irving T.
All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
Christoph D.
My experience with the doctor I was very pleased! Thank you for making my visited a pleasantly one.
Connie P.
I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
Audrey R.
Good experience. Well explained.
Craig N.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
Elizabeth D.
Very caring and professional staff
Harra H.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are very patient and caring!!
Denise G.
I always feel confident that my teeth are in the best hands when Dr. Machlus is treating me. Thank you.
Rhea C.
Very nice staff, was a little nervous and embarrassed about my teeth but they made me feel at ease.
Anonymous
I only see doctor Finkelman so my referances will be for him and his work.
Anonymous
For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
Cathy R.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
Dr. Machlus and his staff are very thorough, gentle, caring health professionals.
Irving T.
I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
Khadijah B.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Dr. Machlus and Donna are wonderful!! Very kind and gentle!!
Denise G.
Exemplary levels of care, intellect, communication, attention to detail, and all-out "Balls To The Wall" application of all of the most advanced […]
Patrick M.
Office Hours
Mon. – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. – 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (215) 310-5826
Fax: (215) 659-9419
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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