The Clear Choice for Straighter Teeth: Invisalign® New Jersey
Everyone wants a beautiful, straight smile. In the past, patients made long-term commitments to visible brackets and wires in order to realign their teeth with traditional braces. But now, thanks to Invisalign®, they don’t have to. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually bring teeth into proper alignment, providing effective yet discreet orthodontic treatment.
Laser Dentistry North Jersey has provided patients with quality cosmetic, restorative, and family dentistry since 1991, and can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. To learn more about straightening your teeth with Invisalign®, contact Dr. Bucher in Bergen County, New Jersey today.
How Invisalign® Works
Once you’ve made the choice to pursue a straighter, more beautiful smile with Invisalign®, Dr. Bucher will take impressions, x-rays, and digital pictures of your teeth in order to create a precise treatment plan. The Invisalign® system is so advanced that the digital images will be used to create a 3-D likeness of your mouth, from which your dentist will be able to develop predictive pictures of the movement of your teeth during treatment.
You will be issued a series of clear aligner trays, uniquely crafted from BPA-free plastic to comfortably fit the contours of your mouth. Each tray in the series is replaced with the next every two weeks during a treatment plan lasting approximately a year. Your ultimate treatment time, however, will depend on your individual case, and whether you consistently wear the aligners for the required amount of time. Because Invisalign® aligners are removable, patient compliance is of the utmost importance in ensuring the system’s success. The aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day in order to achieve desired results.
Benefits of Invisalign®
For many, the most important feature of Invisalign® is the fact that the aligners are clear, meaning you can straighten your teeth virtually undetectably. However, the system offers other benefits as well:
- There are no dietary restrictions during Invisalign® treatment. While traditional braces may require you to avoid hard, crunchy foods, with Invisalign® you can continue eating the foods you love—simply slip your removable aligners out before meals!
- Bulky metal brackets required by traditional braces may impact the types of sports a person can play, or require uncomfortable additional protective gear. However, with Invisalign®’s smooth, comfortable BPA-free plastic aligners, patients are free to maintain their normal levels of activity.
- You won’t have difficulty brushing and flossing with Invisalign®–just remove the aligners before your oral hygiene routine.
Discuss the benefits of Invisalign® with Dr. Bucher in Oakland, New Jersey today, and take the first step toward a straighter, more beautiful smile.
Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign®?
Many people hold the belief that Invisalign® is capable of treating only minor malocclusions, leaving more complicated manipulations to traditional—and bulky—dental appliances. However, the reality is that Invisalign® has proven successful in treating a wide variety of orthodontic issues. Patients have used Invisalign® to successfully treat spacing between teeth and dental overcrowding, as well as malocclusion issues such as underbite, overbite, and crossbite.
The Invisalign® system is primarily used by adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to their orthodontic treatment. To make the system even more convenient for younger users, Invisalign® made some subtle adjustments to the adult system when they created Invisalign® Teen. The trays are equipped with “compliance indicators” in the form of dots that turn blue when the aligners have been worn for the required amount of time, helping teens and their parents stay on track with treatment.
Learn More about Invisalign®
If you are interested in straightening your teeth comfortably, discreetly, and effectively with Invisalign®, contact Dr. Bucher in New Jersey. At Laser Dentistry North Jersey, Dr. Bucher has been exceeding the expectations of patients since 1991, and would be happy to consult with you about your individual treatments options and goals.