With traditional braces, a metal bracket is bonded to each tooth. Then, a wire is threaded through each bracket to put pressure on the teeth and move them in the correct direction. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays to accomplish the same goal as the wires of traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are a series of clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth to move them into the proper position gradually. These aligners are custom-made for your teeth, and each one is worn for about two weeks before you switch to the next aligner.
What Can You Expect with Invisalign?
The Invisalign system straightens teeth using a series of custom-molded aligners that fit precisely over the teeth. Each aligner shifts the teeth in small, precise increments until the desired alignment is achieved. Since the aligners are removable, you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages and brush and floss normally to keep your oral health in top shape.
Once the process is complete, you’ll be left with straight and healthy teeth that look great! The aligners also give you a more discreet way to straighten your teeth than traditional braces, so you don’t have to worry about feeling self-conscious about your orthodontic treatment. This can be especially important for adults who don’t want the look of metal brackets on their teeth.
Since your treatment involves wearing clear aligners, it’s also much easier to keep up with your oral hygiene routine during treatment than with traditional braces. You’ll receive a new set of aligners each time you visit your orthodontist for a checkup, and you’ll take off the aligners to brush your teeth before putting them back on again.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Yes! People of all ages and with all kinds of orthodontic problems can benefit from the Invisalign system. This system can correct crowding, gapped teeth, underbite, overbite, and even crossbite. Additionally, patients must have realistic expectations and be willing to follow a disciplined oral care routine. Patients should be evaluated by our dentist first to see if Invisalign is a good treatment option for their condition.
Get comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services from the team of experts led by our dentist Dr. Edward Shluper, DDS. For more details and appointments, call us at (973) 743-5432, book online, or visit us at 115 US Highway 46, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, Building E, Ste. 33.