Discreetly Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign®
When it comes to straightening your smile, traditional metal braces are often recommended. However, many of today’s patients are looking for a way to discreetly straighten their smiles without metal braces. Metal braces often aren’t pleasing to the eyes and usually take years to straighten.
Furthermore, living with misaligned teeth can negatively impact your oral health as well as your self-esteem. At Lasting Smiles of Highland Park, Dr. Anand offers Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces.
What Is Invisalign?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® is a series of custom-made, computer-generated clear plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into their proper position. The aligners use the right amount of force to move your teeth into the desired position at the right place and time. This provides patients with a clear, comfortable solution to straighten their teeth discreetly and without changes in their diet.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers a variety of benefits to patients, including:
- Comfort — Designed for your smile, your Invisalign aligners will snugly, and comfortably fit over your teeth.
- Fast — Invisalign treatment is two times faster than traditional braces.
- Discreet — Your clear aligners are nearly invisible to the point you won’t have to hide your smile.
- Removable — It’s necessary to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, however, you can remove them when you eat, drink, or practice oral hygiene.
- Predictable — During your consultation, Dr. Anand will show you what your smile will look like after the treatment.
Reasons for Invisalign
At Lasting Smiles of Highland Park, we may recommend Invisalign for a variety of reasons. Invisalign can correct many orthodontics issues such as:
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
Orthodontic issues can make it difficult to properly clean your mouth and can increase the chances of oral health issues such as decay, cavities, and gum disease. With a straighter smile, your teeth become much easier to clean and are less susceptible to tooth decay.
Invisalign Treatment Process
During your initial consultation, you’ll get the chance to discuss your needs with our team and determine if Invisalign is right for you. We can answer any questions, like the price and how long the treatment will take. Our team can even show you what your teeth will look like after treatment before the treatment even starts!
We’ll also take X-rays and impressions of your teeth. This helps us create a personalized treatment plan made just for you, taking into account the movement of your teeth and the overall length of treatment.
Starting Your Treatment
We custom-make our aligners in a laboratory using advanced 3D computer imaging technology. Each set of aligners will gently move your teeth into place, resulting in a straighter smile. Every two weeks, we’ll give you a new set of aligners. You’ll come back to our Highland Park dental office as needed for checkups and to track their progress.
Your New Smile
On average, we complete Invisalign cases in 12-18 months depending on the orthodontic situation. Many patients begin to notice results within the first few weeks. We’ll be closely monitoring your progress and make any necessary adjustments if needed. Once the treatment is done, you’ll have a dazzling new smile that you’ll love to show off.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign aligners are easy to care for. Dr. Anand recommends following these instructions to keep your aligners in good condition:
- Rinse your aligners every time you remove them. This helps your tray remain clean and free from bacteria and debris.
- Soak your trays once a day with an Invisalign soaking solution.
- Brush your teeth and aligners twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Remove your aligners when eating or drinking. Certain foods and drinks can stain your aligners.
Does the Invisalign process hurt?
No, Invisalign aligners are a painless and discreet way to straighten your teeth. In the first few weeks, you may experience some discomfort and soreness. This will fade away once your teeth get used to the trays.
Ready for a New Smile?
If you’re looking for a way to have a straight smile without traditional braces, Invisalign may be for you. Our custom-made clear aligners will straighten your teeth comfortably and effectively so you can get on the right path towards an amazing smile.
Call our Highland Park, NJ to schedule your appointment today at (732) 777-9077. You can also request an appointment online and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. We’re proud to provide services to patients in Highland Park and the surrounding areas including Bound Brook, Metuchen, North Brunswick Township, NJ, and many more locations.
Want to learn more about Highland Park Invisalign?
Request an appointment or call 732-777-9077 to learn more.