Questions about Invisalign

Oradell Dentist Serving Bergenfield, Dumont, and Oradell, New Jersey

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is the name of a dental aligner system that has replaced traditional braces for many individuals. The treatment uses clear plastic dental trays to move teeth into better alignment, eliminating the need for uncomfortable, highly visible metal brackets and wires.

What can Invisalign® correct?

Invisalign® essentially works like traditional braces to realign crooked teeth, moving them gently over a period of time to new positions. Invisalign® is often used in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry procedures for a complete smile makeover.

Who will design my Invisalign® treatment?

Oradell and Dumont area cosmetic dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter will design your Invisalign® treatment. He will take 3-D images of your teeth and use the information to create a digital model for the end result of your treatment. Once your desired outcome is agreed upon, the information is sent to an Invisalign® dental lab, where a series of trays are created which will be used to realign your teeth.

What are the benefits of Invisalign® over traditional braces?

The obvious benefit of Invisalign® is the absence of the uncomfortable and unattractive metal brackets and wires that comprise traditional braces. But several other benefits have made Invisalign® the most popular teeth straightening system for adults, including:

  • Clear plastic aligners that fit the shape of your teeth perfectly, making them virtually invisible
  • Removability of plastic aligners for special occasions or meals
  • Ease of cleaning both removable aligners and teeth
  • Completely customizable outcome of Invisalign® treatment
  • Predictable results of Invisalign® treatment

How does the price of Invisalign® compare to the cost of traditional braces?

Invisalign® is comparable in cost to traditional braces, but the benefits of having a virtually invisible tooth alignment system far outweigh the cost of treatment.

Can Invisalign® repair all alignment problems?

Invisalign® can be used to treat almost any dental alignment problem. In some cases of severe misalignment, oral surgery may be required to help create the best possible outcome. Invisalign® will not change the size, shape, or color of your natural teeth. It will simply straighten them, providing you with a beautiful smile.

Please contact our cosmetic dentist today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Perlmutter, serving patients in Dumont, Oradell, Bergenfield and surrounding areas.

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