What is Invisalign?
April 11, 2017
Category: Oral Appliance
Tags: Clear Braces  

You are never too old to get that beautifully straight smile. We can help!

You couldn’t imagine going into a room full of coworkers wearing metal brackets and wires on your teeth. Of course, you still dream of having a straight smile that you can’t wait to flash to coworkers, but you just don’t want to have to wear braces in order to achieve the results you want. Fortunately, our Old Bridge, NJ, family dentist, Dr. Anthony Vitale, and periodontist, Dr. Jin Yoo, are offering Invisalign so teens and adults can get the straighter smiles they want more discreetly.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses customized clear aligners that are made to fit over upper and/or lower teeth to fix common issues such as overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, spacing issues and even crowding. Our dentists in Old Bridge specially design each aligner to gradually shift certain teeth into the ideal position to give you the straighter smile you’ve always wanted.

Aligners are worn for about two weeks at a time, after which they are replaced with the next set of aligners in your treatment. As your treatment progresses, you will even be able to see the changes to your smile (which can be extremely rewarding). While aligners can be removed before meals and also before caring for your teeth, it’s up to you to be dedicated to wearing your aligners as much as possible to ensure that you get the results you want.

Who should consider getting Invisalign in Old Bridge, NJ?

Children are not ideal candidates for Invisalign, but teens and adults are. Invisalign can handle a variety of tooth movements but won’t be able to make serious changes or shift jaws into the proper position to correct a bite (traditional braces will be the best option for these cases). When you come in for a consultation we will be able to determine whether your smile could benefit from Invisalign.

Another factor to consider before deciding whether Invisalign is the best orthodontic treatment to fit your needs is your dedication to treatment. It can be tempting to leave these aligners off whenever you feel like it, but it’s important to wear them for at least 22 hours out of the day. A good rule of thumb is to wear these aligners whenever you aren’t brushing your teeth or eating something. The more often you wear them the more successful and efficient your Invisalign treatment will be.

Do you have questions about what it takes to get Invisalign in Old Bridge, NJ? Then call Personal Choice Dental today to schedule your no-risk consultation to find out if you are an ideal candidate.

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