Traditional metal braces are quite good at adjusting your bite and jaw alignment, but they are also exceptionally uncomfortable. They poke and prod your gums and teeth, and they require frequent, unpleasant tightening appointments. A desire to avoid this discomfort drives many of our Bergenfield-area patients to Invisalign®.
Oradell Dentist Serving Bergenfield, Dumont, and Oradell, New Jersey
When our Bergenfield-area patients discuss their needs for orthodontic adjustment, they have a number of concerns and requests. They don't want to deal with the discomfort associated with traditional metal braces. They don't like the thought of coming back to the office for tightening appointments.They want something inconspicuous.
Many Bergenfield-area patients in need of orthodontic adjustment come to our office asking about Invisalign®. These clear plastic aligners are exceptionally popular, as they offer a comfortable, inconspicuous alternative to traditional metal braces.
Invisalign® uses a series of soft-plastic aligners to gently move teeth into their optimal position over a period of six to 18 months.
According to a survey from the American Association of Orthodontists, the number of adults seeking orthodontia has reached record highs. This is largely due to the advent of more comfortable and less obtrusive options such as Invisalign®, which has allowed for adults to discreetly address malocclusion in a fraction of the time required for braces.
Invisalign® is one of the most attractive adult orthodontic options available today. In Dumont, New Jersey and throughout Bergen County, men and women are looking to Invisalign as a more comfortable, faster, and aesthetically pleasing alternative to wire and bracket braces. If you are in need of orthodontic care but dread the idea of braces, you may be an ideal candidate for Invisalign.
Invisalign® is often thought of as an adult orthodontic treatment, but that does not mean you have to be over the age of 18 to get it. In fact, Invisalign treatment may be suitable for people as young as 14 or 15 years of age depending on factors such as the level of malocclusion and a patient’s preparedness to follow the Invisalign schedule. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is through a one-on-one consultation with Dumont Invisalign dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter.
Invisalign, like traditional braces, will create a straighter smile. However, the way in which Invisalign works is different. While using the same principle of applying constant force to encourage the bone to allow the teeth to move, Invisalign is not affixed to your teeth and does not require wires like traditional braces.
Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. Rather than pulling teeth into position like metal braces, Invisalign gently pushes the teeth into position.