When considering teeth straightening options, many patients avoid the conversation with their dentist for fear of being told that metal bracket-and-wire braces are their only hope. However, the field of orthodontia has come a long way in helping patients achieve beautiful smiles in alternative ways. One of these treatments includes clear aligners for teeth called “Invisalign.”
What is Invisalign?
Straightening the teeth doesn’t mean covering the smile with metal for months or years to get the desired results. With Invisalign®, patients straighten teeth without brackets and wires and instead wear discreet, clear aligner trays. These clear aligner trays are worn to gently move teeth into proper position within the dental arch to improve bite alignment and eliminate gaps, spaces, and misaligned teeth. The entire process allows patients to feel confident in their smiles from start to finish!
How do invisalign trays work?
First, patients will consult with their Forked River, NJ dentist at All About Smiles Dentistry to determine if they are a good candidate for treatment. The patients best suited for Invisalign® are those with mild to moderate misalignment. Then, a series of digital impressions are taken to create the process through a series of trays. Each tray in the series is worn for two weeks, and patients progress through their treatment over several months. Trays are worn for at least 20 hours a day to obtain the desired results in the appropriate timeframe. Without proper compliance, patients may experience unwanted changes or delays in achieving their dream smiles. The trays are effective, comfortable, and easy to care for, making straightening the smile stress-free and discreet!
If you are considering teeth straightening options and want to determine if clear braces for adults are right for you, now is the time to speak to Drs. LouAnn Van Liew and Deborah Hoover about Invisalign® orthodontics. Book your Invisalign consultation appointment today with our team by calling (609) 242-3567 and visiting the practice at 710 Lacey Road. We are open to new and current patients throughout the Forked River, NJ area, and beyond!