Straightening your teeth using braces is effective in giving you a beautiful smile, but it can be an uncomfortable process that often lasts for years. Paul Lustiger, DDS, Alexander Hahn, DMD, and the expert team at Dental Professionals of Jersey City, has an alternative in the form of Invisalign®, a revolutionary way to straighten teeth using modern materials for improved comfort and precision computer-aided customization for a perfect fit. Call the Jersey City, New Jersey, clinic today to find out more or book an appointment online.
Invisalign is an alternative to wearing traditional braces based on advanced 3D computer imaging technology that creates custom-made aligners for each patient’s unique requirements.
The team at Dental Professionals of Jersey City uses an innovative computer program called ClinCheck® to show you an animated form of how your teeth are going to change and what the results are likely to be.
The Invisalign aligners are made from SmartTrack®, a clear material that fits comfortably over your teeth to gradually straighten them.
As each set of aligners fulfills its role in the straightening process, so your team at Dental Professionals of Jersey City fits a new set to continue the adjustment process.
Invisalign has some definite advantages over using conventional braces. As the aligners are made of clear material, they’re practically invisible when they’re in your mouth. Most people probably won’t even realize you’re wearing aligners.
The SmartTrack material used in Invisalign aligners is more comfortable to wear, and the trays are smooth. As each set is custom designed specifically to fit your mouth, you won’t be as aware of the aligners as you would regular braces.
There’s no wire in Invisalign aligners, so you don’t have to worry about cuts and nicks from broken wire. Invisalign aligners are also much easier to take out when you need to eat or clean your teeth.
Before fitting your aligners, your team at Dental Professionals of Jersey City needs to assess the realignment you need and how best to achieve it.
After designing and creating the aligners, your dental team fits the first set, ensuring it feels comfortable and it’s having the desired effect on your teeth.
Each set of aligners stays in for a couple of weeks; then you swap them for a new set that continues the straightening process.
Every few months you go back to Dental Professionals of Jersey City for a checkup to make sure the straightening process is progressing as intended and to pick up your next batch of aligners.
You should wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours every day so they have enough time to work properly, but you can pop them out for a break now and then if you feel the need.
Invisalign aligners take around the same length of time to straighten teeth as conventional braces, but the experience is far less uncomfortable and intrusive. To find out more, call Dental Professionals of Jersey City today or book an appointment online.