Living with crooked teeth can be both embarrassing and difficult. Embarrassing because you may not feel comfortable about the appearance of your smile. Difficult because you may find it harder to keep your teeth clean with brushing and flossing when your teeth overlap or have gaps in between.
If you've thought about straightening your teeth, but the idea of wearing braces is not appealing, it's time you learned more about what Invisalign can do for your smile.
How Invisalign Works
Instead of moving your teeth with metal brackets or wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners. These aligners are smooth and easy to wear, so they don't interfere with talking, and because they're clear, no one will ever notice that you're straightening your teeth!
You'll wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day, and you can take them out for meals, brushing, and flossing. Every two weeks you'll move to the next set of aligners and have periodic checkups with your dentist throughout your treatment to make sure things are progressing as planned. We can complete most Invisalign cases in 12 to 18 months, depending on your needs.
Problems that Invisalign Can Correct
Invisalign works well for most patients in Mountainside, NJ unless they're dealing with complex bite and jaw issues. Some of the problems that invisible braces can correct are:
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Open bite
- Teeth that are rotated
- Overlapped teeth
The best way to determine if invisible braces are the right treatment for your smile is to schedule an evaluation with our Invisalign dentists in Mountainside, NJ. We can plan your treatment with invisible braces, or help you find an alternative procedure to help you meet your smile goals if Invisalign is not right for you.