The Dental Way

General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Bergenfield, NJ

Think you have to choose between misaligned, crooked teeth or a mouthful of metal? Think again. The team at The Dental Way in Bergenfield, New Jersey, provides Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. Get a perfect smile without the annoyance of braces. Book an appointment on the web or call The Dental Way today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative new way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

You need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the ideal results, but the aligners are removable for teeth cleaning and easy eating. Wear the Invisalign aligners any time you are not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

Is Invisalign really better than braces?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Not convinced quite yet? Here are the benefits of Invisalign over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

  • Invisibility, so people see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
  • Timing, since Invisalign has been shown to work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic treatments

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is proven effective to treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

Invisalign might not be the right treatment for you if you have major alignment and orthodontic issues. Your dentist might recommend an alternative treatment if this is the case. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit The Dental Way for a consultation.

What is involved in Invisalign treatment?

First, your dentist examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. They might either make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3-D images of them using a digital scanner. Your dentist will use these to develop a unique treatment plan for you.

Then your dentist customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, your dentist will occasionally make you new aligners. This process continues until your smile is just right.

Talk to your dentist if you want to straighten your teeth without painful, unsightly braces by calling The Dental Way or booking an appointment online today.


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