Commonly Asked Questions About Clear Aligners [BLOG]
Our Millburn, NJ dental office can offer Invisalign clear aligners to a wide variety of patients who are searching for an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments in their quest for a better-looking, healthier smile. Keep reading as we will answer some commonly asked questions about Invisalign. Then, to find out if this is the best option for you or your teen, call us today at (973) 957-1604 to request your consultation with Dr. Scott Krosser at Millburn Dental Arts.
Question #1: What Are Invisalign Clear Aligners?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment designed to straighten out the situation in your mouth. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to get the job done instead of relying on brackets and wires like conventional braces do. Our aligners are custom-built in advance of your start date to best suit your unique smile needs. Here’s how it all works: each Invisalign aligner is worn for a couple of weeks before you switch them out (on your own at home). You basically repeat those steps until the end.
Question #2: Can Invisalign Treat Any Orthodontic Issue?
Truth be told Invisalign can’t fix the most extreme problems, which is why we require a preliminary consultation. Still, Invisalign can fix a wide range of alignment and bite issues. These problems include:
- Overbites and underbites
- Open bites
- Overcrowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
Question #3: What Makes Invisalign Different From Braces?
Each Invisalign aligner is a piece of smooth plastic. There are no small parts to break or come loose. There is no wire to poke at your soft tissues.
Unlike braces, which are attached to your teeth until the treatment is over (after 2-3 long years), Invisalign aligners are made to be removable. You won’t have to avoid any foods because you can just take the gear out to eat. Cleaning is a breeze too. There is no place for food to get trapped. You just keep brushing and flossing your teeth and rinsing your aligners under warm water.
The biggest difference between Invisalign and old-school braces is that your clear aligners will provide you with an effective orthodontic treatment that is practically invisible while it is getting the job done. There won’t be any awkward comments or questions aimed at you. No weird looks either.
Question #4: When Can I Start?
This is the question we love the most. The answer is, “whenever you are ready.” And the sooner you start, the sooner you can begin to enjoy the many benefits of a straighter, better-looking smile. Remember, an Invisalign clear aligners treatment can usually wrap up after only 12 months time.
Get More Answers Today!
So, now we have a question for you: “what are you waiting for?” Call Millburn Dental Arts in Millburn, NJ today at 973-957-1604 or fill out our online form to schedule your orthodontic consultation appointment.
We will make use of the latest dental technology to design your unique Invisalign treatment experience. To kick-start the process, our team will take digital impressions of your teeth that will then be used to create your series of clear aligners. We can even preview the end-of-treatment smile for you using the Invisalign Outcome Simulator.