Invisalign® in New Jersey
The orthodontists at Tender Smiles 4 Kids provide Invisalign services to patients in Freehold, Brunswick, Edison, Roselle, and Ocean. Contact us today to learn more or schedule your appointment appointment at one of our 5 New Jersey offices.
Invisalign is a completely different approach to orthodontic treatment. In the past, teeth could only be straightened using braces, which push and pull teeth into proper alignment with brackets and wires. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners instead, gently moving teeth into their ideal positions over time.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many reasons why our patients choose Invisalign over traditional braces. These include:
- Comfort – Invisalign clear aligners are made with a smooth, thin plastic material that fits flush against your teeth; braces are bulky, with brackets that irritate the inside of your mouth and wires that can fall out of place and poke your cheeks. Most patients find that their aligners are so comfortable, they forget they’re even wearing them after a few weeks!
- Convenience – Invisalign treatment requires fewer visits to your orthodontist because you’ll switch to your next set of aligners every two weeks right at home. Instead of needing to have your braces tightened and adjusted every four weeks, you’ll only need to come in every six weeks or so for progress checks. Because your aligners can be removed, Invisalign means you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods and brush and floss like you normally would.
- Aesthetics – Perhaps the biggest advantage of Invisalign in the eyes of most patients is that the system is discreet—unless they’re standing very close to you and looking very carefully, no one will know you’re wearing aligners! Even in photos, your aligners will be invisible.
- Results – Best of all, Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces for most patients. Although there are some complex cases in which braces are needed, if Invisalign is an option for you, you can expect a beautiful smile and better bite once treatment is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
How much does it cost to get Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment ranges anywhere from $3000 to $7000, depending on your needs. The duration of your treatment and the number of aligners required to straighten your teeth are the most important factors in determining the cost.
Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?
Invisalign is less expensive than clear braces (also known as ceramic braces) and lingual braces, but it is usually more expensive than traditional metal braces.
Do you wear Invisalign all day?
You’re supposed to wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, but the more often you wear them, the better. We recommend only removing them to eat and brush.
Does Invisalign change your face shape?
Yes, like any orthodontic treatment, Invisalign may change the shape of your face—but the changes are for the better! By correcting bite issues, we can create a more balanced profile and a symmetrical facial appearance.
Is Invisalign faster than braces?
Every patient has different needs, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. There are some people who try to speed up their treatment by switching to new aligners more often, but this can cause damage to your teeth and the structures that support them. Think of your orthodontic treatment as a marathon, not a race!
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