Plainsboro Family Dentistry
Samir Patel, DDS
General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry
located in Plainsboro, NJ
If you want a more comfortable, convenient, and attractive method for straightening your smile, then Invisalign® is for you. At Plainsboro Family Dentistry, Samir Patel, DDS, and the team provide its patients in Plainsboro, New Jersey, with beautifully straight smiles using Invisalign’s state-of-the-art system of clear aligners. Schedule a visit to the clinic today by calling the office or booking a visit online, and make your dream smile a reality with Invisalign.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a modern system of orthodontics that straightens your teeth with a series of removable plastic aligners.
To design your aligners, Plainsboro Family Dentistry takes an impression of your smile, so they fit snugly over your teeth and rest comfortably in your mouth.
Invisalign has quickly become one of the most popular ways for straightening smiles, with over seven million customers and counting.
What conditions does Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can treat a wide range of orthodontic conditions, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
- Open bite
You can also use Invisalign for cosmetic purposes to achieve a generally straighter smile.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses the same basic principles as braces do. Your aligners constantly exert a small amount of pressure on your teeth that gradually push them towards a better position in your mouth.
Over time, your teeth fully shift into a more functional and aesthetically attractive alignment.
How do I get started with Invisalign?
First, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth to make a virtual model of your smile. A computer program uses that virtual model to map out all of the steps your teeth need to take in order to arrive at a better alignment in your mouth.
Each of those steps become a set of clear plastic aligners. You wear your aligners for 20-22 hours every day, move on to the next set of aligners in your series every 1-2 weeks, and have a checkup with the team at Plainsboro Family Dentistry every 4-6 weeks.
Most people finish their Invisalign treatment in 12-18 months, after which they have a beautifully straight smile.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign has a number of advantages over braces and other orthodontic treatments, like:
Your aligners are smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic, so they won’t tear up the inside of your cheeks as braces do.
Your aligners are removable, so you can take them out when you need to eat, brush, or floss your teeth, which means that you won’t need any special tools to keep your mouth clean during your treatment.
Your aligners are virtually invisible when they’re on your teeth, so you won’t have to deal with the mouthful-of-metal looks that’s unavoidable with braces.
Schedule your Invisalign consultation with Plainsboro Family Dentistry by calling the office or using the online booking tool, and get started today.