You don’t have to settle for cumbersome bracket-and-wire braces... or the "metal mouth." With Invisalign® treatments, Lincroft patients have options. Invisalign® clear aligners work to gently nudge your teeth into position for a better bite and more attractive smile.
Invisalign aligners are translucent thermoplastic trays that fully surround the teeth. Since Invisalign aligner trays are completely clear, most people won't be able to tell that you're wearing an orthodontic appliance.
Your aligner trays will be crafted from thermoplastics that do not contain BPA (bisphenol A) or BPS (bisphenol S). This formulation is also free of any allergy-causing chemicals such as latex or gluten.
Invisalign® treatments use a series of custom clear aligners. Each aligner tray is precision-formed to gently nudge your teeth into the desired position. The length of treatment and number of trays you will need are dependent on the prescribed course of treatment, although most patients complete their treatment within 12 to 18 months.
Invisalign® is designed to correct mild cases of malocclusion (misaligned teeth), such as:
As a rule of thumb, you should only remove your aligner tray while you brush your teeth, eat a meal, or drink sugary beverages. You should wear your clear aligners at least 20 to 22 hours every day to keep your treatment on track.
Invisalign® trays are designed for comfort. There are no sharp or rough edges that can chafe cheeks. If you experience any kind of discomfort, call your dentist’s office to schedule a follow-up appointment.
Invisalign® can treat most dental alignment issues, but it cannot fix severe cases of malocclusion. To see if Invisalign® treatments are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Herman at Shore Smiles.
Are you self-conscious of your smile and want to avoid the “metal mouth” look? Contact Shore Smiles for a sit-down consultation about Invisalign® treatmentsContact Us