Invisalign Teeth Straightening in Morristown, NJ
Rangel Dental offers a revolutionary new way for patients of all ages and backgrounds to straighten and correct their teeth. So say goodbye to the brackets and wires of the old days, and hello to the Invisalign system for a modern approach to straightening teeth.
How Invisalign Treatment Works
Invisalign treatment is a comfortable way to straighten teeth using a set of aligner trays customized to fit each patient’s mouth. Your dentist or orthodontist takes measurements inside your mouth to create the trays, which are worn for two weeks at a time and gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment. The trays are made from a virtually invisible plastic that fits comfortably over the teeth, creating a beautiful smile over time without the pain or discomfort of braces. Invisalign trays can be removed at any time, and no one even has to know you’re wearing them.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign addresses a number of dental problems to give patients a smoother, straighter smile:
- Gaps between teeth, whether caused by missing teeth or abnormal growth of the jaw.
- Overcrowding of the teeth, which puts patients at risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
- Overbite, which can cause jaw pain and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) if not treated.
- Underbite, which also puts patients at risk of developing TMJ over time.
- Crossbite, which occurs when upper teeth bite inside lower teeth, leading to gum disease and erosion of the teeth.
Invisalign is a great option for patients of virtually all ages wishing to achieve a straighter smile without the hassle of braces. The cost of Invisalign is comparable to braces, and many patients will find that their insurance plan covers the treatment. But only your dentist or orthodontist can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, so schedule an appointment for an evaluation to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
Advantages of Invisalign
While Invisalign may not be appropriate for every dental patient, it’s preferred over braces and veneers for many people, both for its nearly invisible nature and ease of use. Since the trays can be removed at any time, Invisalign offers some flexibility over traditional braces, especially for patients with upcoming weddings, proms, or other events where photos will be taken. Their removable nature also means patients can eat whatever foods they want at any time and still brush and floss normally. Invisalign offers almost identical results to traditional braces, and even better results than veneers when it comes to straightening teeth. And unlike other methods, Invisalign patients can enjoy the freedom of fewer dental appointments during treatment. Furthermore, because you are not trying to clean around brackets and wires, it is easier to keep your teeth clean. Just remove the aligner and brush and floss like normal. Due to better oral hygiene with Invisalign vs. traditional braces, there is less incidence of tooth decay.
In order to create your customized trays, your dentist or orthodontist will take 3-D images of the current positioning of the teeth and jaw before developing a treatment plan. These 3-D images will help your provider see which teeth need to be shifted or straightened for the best possible results while also allowing patients a look at the expected final results. Your provider will use the images to develop aligners unique to your mouth.
The trays are changed every few weeks to fit the changing alignment of the teeth. Each tray gently shifts teeth closer to their desired positioning. Many patients experience great results with Invisalign and are able to see progress when moving from one tray to the next.
The Invisalign system has revolutionized orthodontic care, making the process of straightening and correcting the teeth more comfortable and convenient than ever before. Contact Rangel Dental to schedule your Invisalign consultation today!