Invisalign in Monroe Township, NJ
Not everyone is lucky enough to have had orthodontics as a child or teen, and even some people who are have allowed their smiles to relapse because they failed to wear their retainers regularly as a follow-up to their orthodontic care.
Are you an adult who has always wanted straighter teeth, but you hesitated due to the inconvenience and commitment required from traditional orthodontics? If the thought of wearing brackets and wires for the next couple of years makes you cringe, then Invisalign might be the perfect solution for you.
When you wear Invisalign, no one will know unless you tell them. You won’t have to worry about having braces while you talk to an important client or you’re out for a night on the town. Invisalign allows you to have orthodontic treatment without announcing it to the world.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment used to treat adults who have cosmetic concerns with their smiles. Invisalign can also treat mild cases of overcrowding, underbite, overbite, and crossbites.
Invisalign works much like traditional orthodontics, but instead of utilizing metal brackets and wires, the Invisalign labs create clear plastic trays made to our exact specifications that gently and gradually move your teeth into position. The clear trays fit so snugly that you get used to wearing them after just a couple of days. You can still speak normally and you can remove them to eat, so getting food in them is not a problem.
Typically, Dr. Virdee will recommend changing out your trays about every two weeks. She will monitor you closely and let you know when it’s time to change to the next tray. You will need to make regular follow-up appointments to Monroe Dental Arts for Dr. Virdee to monitor your progress.
Invisalign is extremely convenient because maintaining your dental health during treatment is so easy. You remove your trays to clean them and while you eat. You also remove them to brush and floss your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing incidents with food getting stuck, like what can happen with traditional braces.
In order to move through treatment in the estimated amount of time, you should wear your trays for twenty-two hours or more each day. Dr. Virdee can give you a treatment estimate after she provides you with a full exam and discusses your dental goals with you.
Invisalign for Teens
In some cases, we can treat teens with Invisalign. Dr. Virdee can perform a full evaluation to let you know if we can treat your teen or if their case requires traditional orthodontics. We want the best possible outcome for treatment and can clearly explain all of your options and potential outcomes.