Invisalign Clear Braces – Mt. Holly, NJ
Create a Healthy, Beautiful Smile
In the past, attaining straight teeth meant spending months or years with metal brackets and wires marring your smile. Today, patients have a variety of options that are faster, more comfortable, and cosmetically flawless. At Mt. Holly Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services to deliver healthy, flawless smiles, including Invisalign clear braces. If you want to learn more about straightening your smile with Invisalign or any of our other smile perfecting treatment options, call to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation in our Mt. Holly dental office today. During your consultation, we’ll help you determine whether or not Invisalign is the right option for you and create a personalized treatment plan to create a healthy, beautiful smile you’ll be proud to share.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign uses a series of clear alignment trays to shift your smile into a more desired position. Each set of aligners is created to bring your smile one step closer to being perfectly straight. You’ll wear the aligners for about two weeks at a time. Then, exchange the current set of aligners for the next set in the series. Every six to eight weeks, you’ll visit our office for dental checkups. During these examinations, we’ll monitor the progress of your smile to ensure your teeth are moving according to plan.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign can fix many problems with your dental alignment, such as:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
Virtually anyone with mildly to moderately misaligned teeth could benefit from Invisalign treatment. However, in certain severe cases, we may recommend traditional braces instead.
Benefits of Invisalign
While Invisalign isn’t perfect for every patient, there are a number of benefits you can expect if you decide that Invisalign is the right treatment to meet your needs, including:
- Saved time – you will complete treatment in just 8 to 18 months with fewer treatment visits throughout the course of your Invisalign plan
- Cosmetic appearance – you won’t be hiding your mouthful of metal brackets and wires during treatment with clear, plastic alignment trays
- Comfort – anytime you move teeth into a new position, there will be some discomfort, but without brackets and wires to irritate soft tissue, Invisalign treatment may be significantly more comfortable
- No hassle – you can keep eating all your favorite foods and brush and floss your teeth as usual with Invisalign because you can simply remove your aligner for complete convenience
Caring for Your Smile During Invisalign Treatment
Maintaining your oral health during Invisalign treatment is significantly easier than it is with conventional braces. Whenever you wake up and before you go to bed, remove your aligners and rinse them off with lukewarm water. NEVER use hot water, as that could warp the shape of the plastic. Take a few moments to clean your aligners with a toothbrush (but no toothpaste, since that could be abrasive to the trays). Regularly cleaning your aligners will prevent food and plaque from building up and causing oral infections.
Every time you eat or drink anything other than water, take your aligners out. After mealtime is over, brush and floss to keep food and bacteria from being trapped against your teeth. This can prevent not only infections, but bad breath and discoloration of your aligners.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Since no two sets of teeth are exactly alike, neither are any two costs of Invisalign treatment. The total amount you end up paying could be influenced by a variety of factors, like your age, the severity of your case, and your willingness to comply with instructions. Ultimately, the best way to determine how much your new smile will cost is by coming in to see us for an Invisalign consultation.