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By Gentle Dentistry, P.A.
June 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces   invisalign  

Find out if your smile might be the perfect candidate for clear braces.invisalign

A lot of people deal with misalignments in their smile, whether their front teeth are overlapping each other or they have visible gaps between your teeth. While these issues are best corrected during childhood, we know that not everyone was able to get braces as a child. Luckily, our Haworth, NJ, dentists Dr. Andrew Spector and Dr. Michael Migdal make it possible for older teens and adults to get the straight smiles they want without ever having to wear metal braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a unique and revolutionary way for people to straighten their smiles without the use of traditional metal braces. Instead, a set of custom-made clear aligners, which look similar to mouthguards or whitening trays, are given to you to place over your teeth. The aligners fit snugly against your teeth, providing the proper amount of force needed to gradually and safely shift teeth into the ideal alignment.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Anyone who is interested in getting Invisalign will need to go through a consultation with our Haworth, NJ, general dentist to ensure that they are right for this clear orthodontic treatment. Of course, there are certain factors that play a role in whether or not Invisalign is the best approach for you. These factors include:

The problems you want to fix

This is usually the biggest factor when it comes to whether or not Invisalign will fit your needs. While most people assume that Invisalign only fixes small issues, it can handle a wide range of mild-to-moderate misalignments. It’s great for tackling gaps in your smiles, crowding, overbites, underbites and crossbites. If you are dealing with more severe problems, or require complex tooth movements or jaw realignment, then these clear aligners won’t be the most effective solution.

Your age

While you are never too old to get braces you can be too young for Invisalign. Invisalign is ideal for adults but older teens can also benefit from this treatment. Younger teens and children aren’t ideal candidates because their teeth are still growing.

Your dedication

Traditional metal braces are bonded to the front of your teeth and there really isn’t anything you need to do while they work their magic; however, it can be tempting to remove these aligners whenever you feel like it. Taking your aligners off more than you should means that your treatment will take longer. A good rule of thumb is to only remove your aligners prior to eating, drinking (it’s safe to keep your aligners on while drinking water), brushing and flossing.

Are you ready to find out if Invisalign is the best option for giving you the smile you want? If so, the next step is to call Gentle Dentistry in Haworth, NJ, and let us know that you want to get Invisalign. We would be happy to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.

By Gentle Dentistry, P.A.
January 28, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

It is a common misconception that fixing a crooked smile is something one must do before exiting junior high. It's easy to understand why adults might shy away from the thought of getting traditional braces, for both personal and professional reasons. While the options invisalignfor getting straighter teeth may have been limited to traditional metallic braces in the past, Invisalign clear aligner trays have changed the way dentists create straight, beautiful teeth for their adult patients.

In fact, some of the most well-known celebrities today have reportedly used Invisalign to obtain their multi-million dollar smiles, including:

  • Tom Cruise
  • Serena Williams
  • Gisele Bundchen
  • Khloe Kardashian
  • Justin Bieber
  • Zac Efron
  • Eva Longoria
  • Katherine Heigl

Invisalign in Bergen County

Invisalign offers the same teeth straightening and alignment benefits of traditional braces, without the braces. Using a set of custom-made, clear plastic aligner trays that can be removed for up to two hours each day to eat, brush, and floss, the trays are replaced every two weeks as the teeth begin to shift into place. Invisalign removes the oral hygiene and social stigma of getting metallic braces as an adult, without sacrificing their effectiveness.

The decision to skip teeth straightening and smile enhancements because of the fear of how you might look with metallic braces as an adult can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. Many people have admitted that embarrassment over the way their teeth look often prevents them from fully engaging in the activities they enjoy, whether interacting socially with friends and family, or being proactive in professional and academic settings. Invisalign aligner trays are virtually invisible, and can help adults finally get straighter teeth without compromising a polished, professional looking appearance.

Contact a Dentist in Bergen County, NJ

Crooked, misaligned teeth in adulthood are not set in stone. For more information on teeth straightening options for adults, and to learn more about whether Invisalign is right for you, contact a dentist at Gentle Dentistry in Bergen County at (201) 384-1611 to schedule an appointment today!