Straighten Your Teeth Invisibly
Straight, properly aligned teeth are not only an important part of your appearance, but also have significant implications on your oral health. At Malki Dental, Dr. Stephen J. Malki offers Invisalign® orthodontics to his New Jersey patients who wish to align their teeth. Invisalign® is a safe and effective system to help you attain an attractive, evenly spaced smile.
If you are considering straightening your teeth and would like to learn more about the Invisalign® system, please contact our River Edge office to schedule a consultation.
What is Invisalign®?
The Invisalign® system is a pain-free alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign® replaces uncomfortable wires and brackets with clear, plastic aligners designed to naturally guide teeth toward the proper alignment. Invisalign® can be used to treat a variety of issues including small gaps between teeth and overcrowding. Invisalign® aligners are comfortable and can be easily removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. In addition, they are undetectable to others, so patients can straighten their teeth without feeling self-conscious about their appearance.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
When patients choose to use Invisalign® to straighten their teeth, Dr. Malki first takes impressions of the teeth. These impressions are sent to the Invisalign® lab where a series of clear, plastic aligners is created for patients to wear. Once the aligners are produced, patients return to Dr. Malki’s office to begin their treatment. Patients are expected to wear the aligners for 22 hours a day when possible, and each set of aligners is typically worn for a few weeks at a time and then replaced with the next set in the series. Although Dr. Malki will monitor the patient’s progress, the need for office visits is significantly less than with traditional braces. Each new set of aligners gradually shifts the teeth, creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile. The total length of treatment time with Invisalign® will vary by individual, but most patients can expect to see full results in about a year.