If you have always wanted a straighter, more balanced smile but do not want the hassle of traditional braces, there is an excellent solution: Invisalign®, which is available from our experienced dentists in Morristown. Instead of brackets and wires, the Invisalign® system uses a series of clear plastic trays to move the teeth into alignment gradually. Invisalign® offers a more discreet and comfortable way to straighten your teeth and attain the beautiful smile you deserve.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® can be an effective solution for minor orthodontic problems (such as crookedness, crowding, and gaps between the teeth). The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear plastic trays, or aligners, similar to teeth whitening trays. The aligners are custom-crafted by specially trained Invisalign® technicians who use advanced computer technology to map out the patient’s entire treatment from start to finish. The imaging software depicts the teeth’s final position, and each set of aligners is crafted to move the teeth closer to that position.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible – so inconspicuous that people are unlikely to notice that you are wearing them. They are also removable, so you can still enjoy all your favorite foods and brush and floss with ease. The aligners are custom-designed and they are made to fit comfortably, causing little disruption to your everyday life. The results produced by Invisalign® become especially striking when patients undergo treatment in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening, for a total smile makeover.
The Invisalign® Process
The Invisalign® process begins with a complimentary consultation in which one of our dentists will determine whether Invisalign® is an appropriate treatment for you. If it is, you will return to our office to be fitted for your first set of aligners. At this appointment, we will take pictures and molds of your teeth and mouth, which we will send to the Invisalign® laboratory. There, technicians will use the molds to plan your treatment and craft your first set of aligners, which they will send to our office. Once you pick up the aligners, simply wear them at all times, day and night, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Your next set of aligners and each successive one will be shipped directly to your residence. You will change out the aligners as they arrive. Patients typically visit our office in Morristown for checkups approximately every six weeks. Invisalign® patients who wear their aligners as directed may finish treatment in as little as 18 months.
In addition to the standard Invisalign® procedure, Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey also offers Invisalign® Lite, a new option designed to help patients whose orthodontic concerns may require less extensive treatment. Invisalign® Lite involves the use of no more than 14 aligning trays, and a single refinement is included. While this option utilizes the same teeth-straightening techniques as the full Invisalign® procedure, it costs significantly less and the total treatment time is reduced. Many of our patients have been determined eligible for Invisalign® Lite, and the treatment has helped them renew their smiles with beautiful results. One of our dentists will be happy to talk with you about your options during the initial consultation.
If you would like more information on straightening your teeth without traditional braces, please contact Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey.