Invisalign® is a relatively new orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth with no metal wires or brackets. Tens of thousands of patients across America are using this innovative treatment to straighten their teeth without the pain and unattractiveness of braces.
How It Works
This “invisible” procedure gradually straightens your teeth through the use of custom-fitted, plastic aligners that resemble a thin mouthguard. Each aligner will be created through precise 3-D computer mapping and design. Made of a clear, strong, medical-grade plastic, your aligners will move your teeth incrementally, as each one is worn for two weeks.
These aligners need to be worn 24 hours a day, with the exception of eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Because they are "invisible" in the mouth, Invisalign® has become the most popular orthodontic treatment option for adults with crooked teeth or misaligned bites.
Problems Invisalign® Corrects
Invisalign® is designed to align teeth that:
- Have too much space in between them
- Are too crowded
- Have overbites or underbites
Not for Everyone
Not every patient can use Invisalign®. The treatment is not recommended for children because there is a certain level of responsibility that accompanies these clear aligners. They must be removed during eating and brushing, so there is a high chance that children will misplace or accidentally dispose of them.
Also, if you have severe bite issues that require headgear, you will not be able to use this treatment, because it is not compatible.
Invisalign® offers comfort, convenience, and secrecy. No one will be able to tell that you are undergoing treatment because your teeth will move gradually inside the clear aligners. You are also free to be as active as you want, and can move the aligners whenever you need to.
If you have crooked teeth but scorn the thought of wearing braces, please call cosmetic dentist Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb today at (800) 672-8518. Our dentist can help patients achieve a straight, healthy smile in just months with Invisalign®. The members of our caring dental team look forward to your call, or you can easily schedule your consultation online. Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills and nearby areas in New Jersey.