Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. In many cases, we’ve found that straightening a smile makes people feel confident when interacting with others. Instead of sitting back, they start taking opportunities they wouldn’t have before. Traditional metal braces help to align teeth into proper position, but many are discouraged by a treatment that will make their smile look worse with metal brackets and wires before it gets better. Traditional orthodontics can also restrict your diet and can make cleaning and hygiene routines more difficult. To help more people feel proud of their smiles without feeling embarrassed or restricted during treatment, we offer the discreet Invisalign® orthodontics solution. Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible while worn and can be removed at any time to promote proper oral health and allow you to eat the foods you love. We encourage you to get started by scheduling a consultation for invisalign in East Orange and Bloomfield, NJ today!
Invisalign is an approach to orthodontics that does not require any use of metal brackets or wires. The treatment uses clear plastic aligners that rest comfortably in the mouth and are easily removable to eat, drink and brush or floss. When we begin treatment for Invisalign, we will capture digital images of your teeth and bite through an iTero® intraoral camera. We use these digital images to plan your treatment and design the aligners to uniquely fit your bite. Once the aligners are created, you’ll be given multiple sets to wear over the course of treatment. Each set is worn for about one or two weeks for 20-22 hours a day. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, there are no restrictions to your diet and patients find it much easier to keep their teeth clean. Since aligners are made from durable plastic and no brackets are required, there’s little chance of delayed treatment times due to required repairs. Over the course of treatment, the aligners make small adjustments to the position and angle of teeth. Each new set of aligners gradually shifts the teeth just a bit more into proper alignment, typically with minimal tooth sensitivity or gum recession.
Our goal is for you to feel confident in your smile during treatment as well as afterward. Our doctors participate in advanced orthodontic continuing education courses to stay up to date on the latest in dental care. Invisalign is one of the several alignment solutions we offer, and our team can help you identify a solution best fit for your needs and goals. For those looking for a quick orthodontic treatment time, we also offer Fastbraces® that can straighten teeth in nearly half the time as traditional braces or Invisalign.
Improving my smile with implants and Invisalign