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Have questions about what it’s like to get Invisalign treatment? We have the answers.
Maybe you’re interested in getting Invisalign from our Hillsborough, NJ, dental team but chances are good that you have questions first (it’s natural for anyone to have questions before undergoing dental treatment of any kind). So, we have compiled some of the top questions about Invisalign so that you understand more about this treatment before your consultation.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a unique approach to orthodontic treatment that uses a set of clear aligners that fit over your upper and lower teeth instead of the traditional bracket-and-wire system. These aligners are custom-made and look similar to whitening trays or traditional mouthguards.
How does Invisalign work?
Before getting your aligners there are a few steps that you will need to go through. First, our Hillsborough, NJ, dentist will require a thorough Invisalign consultation that includes examining your mouth and taking x-rays to make sure that you’re an ideal candidate.
From there, we will take digital photos of your mouth and use special computer software to map out which teeth need to shift around in order to achieve your perfect smile. All of this information is then sent to an Invisalign dental lab where they will make your very own set of aligners.
What problems does Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can handle a wide range of dental problems including,
- Spacing or gaps between teeth
- Open bites
- Slightly crooked or protruding teeth
How long do I need to wear my aligners?
How long you wear each aligner will depend on your own personal situation and case; however, most aligners are worn anywhere from 7-14 days before being replaced with the next set in the series. While you can certainly take your aligners out when you need to, it’s important to wear them as much as possible (for 20-22 hours each day).
When should I take my aligners out?
The beauty of Invisalign is that you can remove your aligners when you need to. Yes, you should wear them as much as possible if you want to see results quickly; however, you can and should remove your aligners when you are brushing or flossing, or whenever you are eating or drinking (you can still wear your aligners when drinking water).
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Most older teens and adults whose teeth have stopped growing can be ideal candidates for Invisalign. One way to determine whether you are an ideal candidate is to take this free online smile assessment with Invisalign. Chances are good that if your smile is uneven or misaligned that Invisalign can help.
If you are interested in getting a straighter smile with Invisalign then call Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, at (908) 874-4555 to schedule a consultation.
At Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, Dr. Albert Internoscia and his team of dentists strive to stay current with the latest advancements in dental technology and procedures, giving our patients the opportunity to experience the best that the industry offers. Invisalign has become one of the most popular upgrades to the way teeth are straightened, and we're proud to offer it. Learn more about the advantages of Invisalign in this informative post.
Comfort and aesthetic appeal
With Invisalign, gentle pressure from the clear plastic trays, called aligners, gradually guides your teeth where they need to be. To continue the process, the aligner you've worn for a few weeks is discarded and you begin wearing another one. As these transparent aligners fit snugly against your teeth, wearing them won't be noticeable to anyone but you. No worries of an errant wire poking your cheek or the noticeable appearance of traditional metal braces.
Ease of eating and cleaning
The aligners are easily removed so you can eat as you normally would, without having to alter your diet as traditional braces often require. This also allows for ease of cleaning both your teeth and your aligners; food can't get caught anywhere and you won't need any special instruments to remove it. However, for the best and accurate results, our Hillsborough, NJ, dentist recommends wearing your aligners at least 20 hours a day, including while you sleep. This is not only to ensure you stay on schedule, but also to prevent your aligners from being misplaced or lost, disrupting the process and potentially costing extra to resolve.
All in all, Invisalign offers an unprecedented approach to wearing braces that combines comfort and aesthetics. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Albert Internoscia and his team of dentists at Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, call (908) 874-4555 today.
Fixing your crooked smile doesn’t have to mean wearing metal braces.
Are you an adult who is tired of dealing with a misaligned smile? A smile says a lot about you and having gaps in your smile or overcrowding can certainly affect you socially and professionally. Of course, our Hillsborough, NJ, dentists are here to tell you that you don’t have to deal with those awkward, clunky metal braces in order to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
That’s right. Say goodbye to metal and say hello to clear, plastic aligners. The aligners are made to fit over your teeth and provide the appropriate amount of pressure and force to slowly move teeth into their proper position. Each aligner will fit tightly over the upper and/or lower teeth and will be worn for a week before being replaced with the next set of aligners in your treatment plan.
Invisalign is great because it offers so many unique benefits to our adult patients who want to fix their smiles later in life. This revolutionary orthodontic system allows us to treat everything from minor crookedness and overlapping to uneven spacing between teeth and a variety of other bite issues. Invisalign can even fix minor to more severe dental issues. When you come in for an evaluation our Hillsborough, NJ, general dentists will be able to determine if Invisalign is the ideal way to obtain the results you want.
Some of the benefits of getting Invisalign include:
- A treatment that is nearly invisible and won’t be as noticeable as other orthodontic systems
- Getting results in a shorter amount of time compared to traditional braces
- Less time spent coming into the office for routine checkups (you’ll come in every six weeks or so to make sure that your treatment is progressing)
- Being able to eat whatever you want since aligners are removable
- Easily being able to brush and floss your teeth without having to work around metal wires and brackets
Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ, is here to provide you with the ultimate in orthodontic treatment. Whether you are an adult who wants to find out if Invisalign is right for you or you have a child who could benefit from orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to reach out to schedule an appointment for you or someone in your family.
What your dentists in Hillsborough want you to know
Your smile may be your most important asset, so you don’t want to hide it! If you have rotated teeth or a badly aligned bite, it’s time to correct it. You may have thought about orthodontics, but you don’t want to live with uncomfortable, unsightly brackets and wires for years. Well, now you don’t have to!
There is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that is quick, virtually invisible, and comfortable; it’s called Invisalign! Your dentists at Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ want to help you discover the benefits and advantages of Invisalign.
People who might not have considered conventional braces are ready for straight smiles because of Invisalign. These are just a few of the important benefits and advantages of Invisalign:
- Discreet treatment, because the appliances are clear plastic and are virtually invisible to people around you
- Rapid treatment, because the entire Invisalign process takes between 9 and 15 months, compared to years for conventional braces
- Comfortable treatment, because the smooth plastic appliances have no sharp metal parts that can poke your cheeks, gums or lips
- Convenient treatment, because you can remove the Invisalign appliances to eat; you won’t get food caught in those annoying brackets and wires
- Healthy treatment, because you can remove the appliances to brush and floss your teeth normally; you can maintain a healthy smile with Invisalign
Invisalign treatment is beautiful and strong too! You can correct the same issues as conventional braces including badly positioned teeth, overbite, underbite, open bite and crossbite.
Invisalign treatment usually begins by whitening your teeth gradually while you wear your aligners for the first two weeks. Every week you will progress to a new set of aligners as your teeth and jaws gradually and comfortably move into place. Usually, you visit our office every 6 weeks so we can check on your progress and give you more aligners. Recent advancements in science have improved the aligner material so that teeth can move twice as fast!
To view amazing before-and-after photos of Invisalign patients, please visit the Smile Gallery page on the website at http://www.familydental.com/gallery.html
If you’ve been hiding your smile, it’s time for your smile to come out of hiding, thanks to Invisalign. For more information about Invisalign call your dentists at Towne Centre Family Dental in Hillsborough, NJ today!