Invisalign Near You
Patients of the Dumont, NJ community and beyond interested in straightening their teeth without traditional orthodontia are often interested in learning about the alternative treatment known as Invisalign available at Palisades Dental Care.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to the conventional metal bracket and wire braces that can gradually straighten teeth less noticeably. Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners custom-made for the patient to push teeth into proper alignment within the dental arch. It can fix overcrowding, poor bite alignment, or gaps between the teeth that might impact the function and appearance of the smile.
How does Invisalign work?
The dentists at Palisades Dental Care start with 3D imaging software, which takes a digital impression of the patient’s current smile. A series of trays are fabricated with these images to create a simulated final result. Patients wear these aligners two weeks at a time, progressing through their treatment until the final positioning of the teeth is achieved.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
- Discreet. The trays are clear, so you can straighten your smile without it being noticeable.
- Removable. Being able to eat and drink your favorite foods is a strong advantage as these trays are removable.
- Comfortable. Invisalign uses medical-grade plastic that is smooth and comfortable to wear.
- Better oral health. Because the trays can come out to brush and floss, patients maintain better oral health than when they have to brush and floss around brackets and wires.
What are the aligner trays like?
Invisalign aligners are smooth, clear, and comfortable to wear. They are practically indistinguishable when patients wear them during the day, allowing confidence throughout treatment while achieving the perfect smile!
Is Invisalign new?
Invisalign and other transparent aligner therapies have been used for years to help patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth. The technology used to create the trays continues to improve for even better results. The treatment was approved by the FDA in 19988 and continues to be a popular alternative to traditional braces for patients who want to avoid metal brackets and wires on their smile.
Is extra training needed to provide Invisalign to patients?
Drs. Yael Kryzman, Jesse Small, and David Lefkowitz have received specific training to be an Invisalign provider. This training is required, and approximately 30,000 orthodontists—and dentists—across the world have been certified to offer Invisalign in their practices.
How does Invisalign move the teeth effectively?
Traditional braces use metal brackets glued to the teeth and metal wires to connect them and guide them into their proper positions. Invisalign works the same way, but with the use of clear aligner trays. The trays fit snug over the dental arch. The series of trays made for the patient will allow for gradual movement of the teeth over several months. At each stage of Invisalign treatment, only specific teeth can be moved, and this movement is achieved with gentle forces from the Invisalign trays. With proper compliance from the patient, including wearing trays as directed, most will have their dream smile achieved in a year or less!
What is Invisalign Express?
Patients with mild imperfections in their smile can ask our team about Invisalign Express, which can achieve small changes in a shorter period of time, often less than six months, with proper compliance.
How do I find out if I’m a good candidate for Invisalign?
Contacting the dentists at Palisades Dental Care in Dumont, NJ is the first step in deciding if you are a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign. Call (201) 568-9811 to request a consultation visit with our staff, including Drs. Yael Kryzman, Jesse Small, and David Lefkowitz located at 47 East Madison Avenue.