Wanting a straight, healthy smile that adds to your appearance is a natural desire. But if you are an older teen or adult, you might not relish the idea of two years or more of orthodontic treatment with metal wires and brackets. The good news is that there are options for you if you’d like to avoid the mouth full of metal—as well as long-term treatment and food restrictions.
At our dental office near Chatham and Morristown, NJ, Dr. Matthew Vaccaro offers the convenience of Invisalign clear braces treatment. Your beautiful smile can be attainable in a matter of months rather than years!
Straightening Teeth Without Metal Wires and Brackets
If you thought your only option for straightening your teeth was suffering through traditional metal braces, think again! Invisalign clear braces offer a way for older teens and adults to improve their smile discreetly. The clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible—even to someone seated across the table from you.
Our patients love Invisalign because of these reasons:
- There are no metal brackets or wires to irritate soft gum tissue.
- There are no food restrictions since you will remove the aligners for eating and cleaning your teeth.
- Taking care of your oral hygiene is easy without having to worry about flossing and brushing around wires and brackets.
- Treatment times tend to be faster with Invisalign. For most patients, they will reach their smile goals in as little as six to 18 months.
- Although the clear plastic aligners are discreet, if you have an important event, you can remove them for a few hours.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
With Invisalign, you’ll receive several sets of clear aligner trays that you will wear each day, swapping them out for a new set every two weeks or so. The aligners will apply low-force pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position.
There are no metal brackets or other orthodontic appliances attached to your teeth; instead, you will be in charge of ensuring you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day. You remove the aligners for eating and cleaning your teeth.
With Invisalign, there are fewer visits to the dentist during treatment because there are no needed adjustments. Simply exchange one set of aligners for the next set at the recommended interval – usually every two weeks. You will be asked to come in occasionally, however, so Dr. Vaccaro can monitor your progress as well as keep an eye on your oral health.
At the end of your Invisalign treatment, you will be required to wear a retainer. This will protect your investment by helping ensure your teeth do not drift back into their original position.
Make an Appointment for a Consultation
Why settle for crooked or overlapped teeth when you can have a beautiful, straight smile that is not only more comfortable but is also easier to take care of. Call our Chatham and Morristown, NJ area dental clinic to find out more about Invisalign.