Invisalign Clear Braces – Parsippany, NJ
A Metal-Free Way to Straighten Your Teeth
Do you want a straighter, prettier smile, but don’t want to wear metal brackets and wires to accomplish that? Thankfully, there’s an easier and clearer alternative known as Invisalign. These clear aligner trays are worn over the teeth to subtly shift them into a more desired position, often in less time than conventional braces. If you’re looking to achieve a straighter smile while still maintaining a professional image, look no further than Invisalign in Parsippany, NJ. Contact us today to get started on your journey to a straighter smile.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses transparent aligners to straighten teeth. You’ll wear these trays for about 20-22 hours a day during your treatment. Each set of trays will be worn for a couple of weeks or so before moving onto the next set, with each set focusing on aligning a small portion of your smile. Unlike with traditional braces, you won’t have to visit us quite as often. You’ll just have to come in every six to eight weeks to check your progress and receive your next few sets of aligners. Best of all, Invisalign does not restrict your diet. When it’s time to eat or drink, you can easily remove your aligners (provided you brush your teeth before placing them back in your mouth).
Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Many orthodontic issues can be corrected with Invisalign, such as:
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
If your Parsippany Invisalign dentist determines that you’re a good candidate for treatment, you can get started within a few weeks while we wait for the impressions of your teeth to come back from the dental lab. However, if you have underlying issues like tooth decay or gum disease, we’ll have to address those prior to starting Invisalign treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers many advantages when compared to conventional braces, including:
- The main benefit of Invisalign is right there in the name – it’s virtually invisible. You won’t have to sacrifice your appearance to undergo orthodontic treatment.
- Traditional braces often take anywhere from 24 to 36 months to align your teeth. Invisalign, on the other hand, can usually help you achieve the same results in as little as 12 to 18 months.
- The metal brackets and wires of braces can sometimes irritate the soft tissues in your mouth. Invisalign’s smooth plastic trays won’t poke your tongue, lips, gums, or cheeks.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
There is no set cost of Invisalign because every case is different. The total amount you end up paying depends on a few factors, such as the severity of your misalignment and your ability to comply with instructions. If you lose or break an aligner, or don’t wear them as often as prescribed, treatment could take longer and increase your cost. Also, if your teeth are severely misaligned, you might have to spend more time wearing the aligners. We’ll go over a more detailed and accurate timeline and cost estimate with you at your consultation.
For mild to moderate alignment issues, Invisalign offers a fast, effective system to straighten your teeth. However, when you’ve had the same smile for years and years, visualizing the end result of a dramatic transformation can be challenging. To help you, Invisalign created Invisalign® SmileView™, a tool that enables you to take a smiling selfie on your mobile phone and simulate the outcome of your Invisalign treatment. This technology enables you to make a more informed decision about your treatment and know what you can expect.
So how do you take advantage of this tool? You simply scan the QR code below with your smart phone. Then, when you are prompted to do so, take a selfie. Within minutes, you can see what Invisalign can do to transform your smile for the better!
What Are You Waiting For?
If you’re ready to get the straight smile that you’ve always wanted, it’s time to see if Invisalign is right for you. At Rauchberg Dental Group, we offer convenient late hours and are even open on Saturdays so that you don’t have to carve time from your busy schedule to come to see us for a comprehensive consultation. We’re looking forward to creating your customized treatment plan and get your journey started. We can’t wait to see you smile!
Now that you have more information about Invisalign in Parsippany and its great advantages, you may be thinking you’re ready to jump in and start the process. But before you do, we want to make sure you’re confident and ready to make this orthodontic solution your treatment of choice. This is why we’ve compiled the answers to many common questions asked by previous patients. When reviewing the following information, don’t hesitate to contact us if you don’t see your question listed below. We’ll be happy to discuss further when you call to schedule an appointment .
Can You Be Too Old or Too Young For Invisalign?
People both young and old have experienced great results using Invisalign. Because of the responsibility required with this clear aligner system, it is often not recommended for young children (also because they do not have all their permanent teeth) or those who have difficulty remembering to insert trays after taking them out to eat, drink, or clean. Teenagers, adults, and seniors are all great candidates for Invisalign. As long as you remain committed to the process, there’s a good chance you’ll be cleared for treatment.
Does Wearing Invisalign Aligners Hurt?
Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear because they’re made of a smooth, plastic material. Unlike traditional braces that require a metal arch wire that must be adjusted every few weeks and forcibly shifts your teeth, Invisalign gently applies continuous pressure to ensure your teeth continue moving in the right direction. When switching to a new set in your series, you may feel some slight discomfort, but with an over-the-counter pain reliever, it should only be temporary.
What Should I Do If I Lose My Invisalign Trays?
It is best if you always keep your Invisalign trays in a protective case when eating or drinking. Placing them in a napkin during lunch with friends will likely cause them to be accidentally thrown away. You might also stick them in your purse, which can cause damage. Should you lose one or both of your Invisalign trays, make sure to keep your previous set so you can return to wearing them until you see our dental team. If possible, you may be able to move forward to the net set in the series. Or, we may need to have new aligners created for you.
Are Invisalign Results Permanent?
The only way you can be sure that your Invisalign results will remain permanent is to follow the clear instructions provided by your cosmetic dentist in Parsippany. Wearing a retainer after completing your Invisalign treatment is essential. This additional oral appliance keeps your teeth firmly in place until they become solid fixtures in their new location. It will take time, and you must be committed to the process to ensure you won’t require orthodontic treatment in the future.
Can I Be Treated with Invisalign If I’ve Worn Braces in the Past?
If you had traditional metal braces in the past but didn’t wear your retainer often enough, there’s a good chance your teeth may have shifted out of alignment over time. As a result, you may be wondering if Invisalign is a good solution. While no two cases are alike, it will be up to our team at Rauchberg Dental to determine if you are eligible for treatment. We will need to thoroughly evaluate your oral and facial structures to determine if Invisalign will lend the kind of results you are looking to achieve.