There is good reason to straighten teeth with Invisalign from your dentist in Westfield

When you feel like smiling, you should be able to do so confidently and without embarrassment about the appearance of your teeth. While this may be a goal you have had for years, you may be like many others who have forgone orthodontic care due to the assumption that braces were your only option for a straighter smile.

Understandably, many teens and adults find metal bracket and wire braces unappealing. Not only for cosmetic reasons but also because - it's no secret - braces can be very uncomfortable. The pointed corners of individual brackets can get caught on lips and cheeks and can cause persistent irritation from rubbing against delicate tissues. If you want to improve the look of your smile and your oral health as a whole, it pays to consider Invisalign treatment from your dentist in the Westfield area.

How Invisalign differs from conventional braces

Invisalign has become one of the most sought-after treatments for several reasons. This system involves planning with state-of-the-art dental software through which a series of custom-fit trays called aligners are designed. Before aligners are made, the entire smile-transforming process can be viewed by dentist and patient in the form of an animated video. Invisalign aligners have no brackets and wires, only aligners. These aligners can be removed but should be worn about 22 hours a day, removed only for meals, brushing and flossing, and the occasional special event.

The matter of comfort

One of the benefits of Invisalign is the comfort patients experience throughout treatment. This system is comfortable because there are no brackets and wires. Aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic so are gentle to the gums and to other oral tissues. In terms of force, the pressure applied to teeth is gentle and consistent.

The matter of convenience

  • Invisalign aligners are clear and are typically not noticed in the smile.
  • Most patients complete treatment in about 18 months.
  • Teeth straightening occurs one set of aligners at a time. Every few weeks, a new set of aligners takes the place of the old, keeping consistent pressure on teeth to achieve gradual movement.
  • Removable aligners allows patients to continue enjoying their favorite foods. Brushing and flossing are also more easily completed without obstacles cemented onto teeth.

With Invisalign, many teens and adults can find their ideal teeth-straightening treatment. This form of care is not right for every person or every situation. Dr. Streko and Dr. O'Connell consult with patients and give them candid input regarding their options for correcting misalignment.

Call 908-666-4334 for more information on Invisalign.

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