Malocclusion is a common dental health condition seen in teens and adults alike. It refers to having crooked teeth, spacing between the teeth, or a misaligned bite.
For decades, traditional metal and wire braces were the only option to fix malocclusion. Nowadays, Invisalign has emerged as a more convenient and effective solution to straighten teeth.
Dr. Best at Marlayna C. Best DMD, in Andover, New Jersey, and Best Dental Care NJ in Newton, New Jersey, is a certified Invisalign dentist and has helped many patients improve their smiles with this advanced treatment.
Invisalign: What Is It?
Invisalign is a custom plastic aligner designed to treat conditions like underbite, overbite, misaligned teeth, and spaces between teeth. Invisalign has improved the smiles of 10 million people in the United States and worldwide since its introduction in 1997.
Invisalign can help you achieve the desired teeth straightening results with minimal pain and discomfort as long as you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day. The average Invisalign treatment takes 6 to 18 months.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign treatment begins with Dr. Best assessing your dental condition and your candidacy for Invisalign. Next, Dr. Best will use an intraoral scanner to take a digital impression of your teeth before using another software to show you the potential results of the treatment.
Dr. Best will send the digital impressions to an Invisalign laboratory, where your custom aligners will be manufactured over the course of a few weeks.
During your next appointment, Dr. Best will give you several sets of aligners and ensure they fit you perfectly. You will need to wear each of these aligners for up to two weeks until the end of your Invisalign treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
- You can achieve straighter teeth in as little as 18 months.
- You have the flexibility to remove them every day before meals and for special occasions.
- You can retain your natural smile since Invisalign braces are practically invisible.
- You are less likely to feel pain and discomfort like with traditional braces.
To learn more about Invisalign treatment, give us a call at our Newton, New Jersey, office at (973) 383-5700 or our Andover, New Jersey, office at (973) 786-5588, or schedule an appointment online.
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