If you live in Brunswick, New Jersey, and are considering methods to straighten your teeth, you may be hesitant to talk to your dentist about your options. Many adult patients want to avoid using traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces meant to realign the smile as they can be uncomfortable and unsightly while also difficult to work around to keep the smile healthy. As an alternative to conventional braces, Dr. Tripthi Shetty of Modern Dental Studio may recommend a solution such as Invisalign treatment for teeth straightening.
What is Invisalign?
Dr. Shetty describes Invisalign treatment as a type of treatment often referred to as “clear braces” that offer clear teeth straightening without brackets and wires glued to the teeth. Instead, Invisalign uses trays that are clear plastic and fit over the dental arch. Patients wear the trays for at least 20 hours a day for two weeks before progressing to the next. An entire series of trays are used to complete the process from start to finish, eliminating metal appliances often used for other patients with misalignment. Invisalign can address crooked, misaligned, or gapped teeth and bite alignment issues such as crossbites, overbites, and underbites.
Who is a proper candidate for Invisalign orthodontics?
Patients considering this treatment often ask Dr. Shetty if they are a good fit for this treatment. During an initial evaluation appointment, our team will examine the patient’s smile with a physical examination and dental x-rays. If the smile is free from cavities and periodontal disease and alignment is mild to moderate, patients may be considered appropriate candidates for Invisalign. Patients should also fully understand that Invisalign orthodontics requires full compliance to ensure the best results within the desired period. Diverting from the tray series or not following the instructions for use can result in delays in achieving the results and added costs and fees to create new trays.
How do I learn more about Invisalign clear braces?
Speaking with our team at Modern Dental Studio is the first step in determining if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign orthodontics. We invite you to call our office at (732) 402-8858 to request an appointment with our team of professionals at 577 Cranbury Road, Suite C-1 in East Brunswick, NJ.