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Invisalign – Fanwood, NJ

Straighter Teeth in Less Time

A young man smiling

If you’ve made the decision to do something about your crooked smile, congratulations! At Scotch Plains Fanwood Dental Care, we are happy to hear that you are ready to invest in the smile you deserve, and the best part is you don’t have to achieve it with traditional metal braces. Whether it’s crooked teeth, overcrowding, spacing issues, or a bite alignment problem, we are equipped to solve your problem. How? With the only clear solution that will have you seeing noticeable results sooner – Invisalign in Fanwood. Let our dental professionals help you get started today! Call our office to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Scotch Plains Fanwood Dental Care for Invisalign?

  • Clear, More Discreet Alternative to Metal Braces
  • Customized Treatment Plan for Your Dental Needs
  • Faster Results

What is Invisalign?

An Invisalign clear aligner

Does the idea of achieving straighter teeth without anyone knowing sound appealing? We’re not surprised, especially as more and more people are opting for a less noticeable method of treatment. Thankfully, with advancements made in dentistry, Invisalign clear braces offer an alternative solution to traditional metal braces.

These lightweight, clear aligners are so subtle and discreet, no one will ever have to know you’re receiving treatment. Not only are they removable, but they’re easy to clean and offer a gentler way to straighten your teeth. Additionally, you’ll see your desired results much sooner than you would with metal braces.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign aligners

To begin your treatment, it takes two visits to our office. During your initial consultation with Dr. Osman, he will go over your desired goals with Invisalign. Once he examines your mouth and takes impressions of your teeth and gums, he will begin to map out a treatment plan before sending your impressions to the dental lab. This is where they will begin to work on your customized Invisalign aligners.

During your second visit, you’ll receive your custom-made aligners, and your dentist in Fanwood will ensure the first set fit your teeth just right. Receiving detailed instructions, you’ll be expected to wear your aligners 20-22 hours each day in order to prevent a delay in treatment. You will wear your aligners for two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Each time you switch, your teeth will begin to gently shift and may experience some minor discomfort; however, this will dissipate quickly and can be easily relieved with over-the-counter pain medication.

It’s important to remember that while being treated with Invisalign, you will need to remove your aligners when eating, drinking, or cleaning them. Otherwise, they should remain in your mouth. While eating or drinking, make sure to keep them in a safe, protective case to prevent damage.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

A woman pointing to her smile

When comparing traditional metal braces to Invisalign, it can be hard to opt for the former choice because of all the benefits presented by Invisalign. Some of these benefits include:

  • Discreet Treatment: Invisalign aligners are clear and make it hard for anyone to notice you’re receiving treatment.
  • Quicker Results: Compared to years of wear with traditional braces, patients who wear Invisalign are typically done anywhere between 6-18 months.
  • No Irritability: Invisalign is smooth, making it impossible for your soft tissues to become irritated, unlike traditional braces that rub your cheeks, gums, and other areas of the mouth.
  • Minor Discomfort: Each set of aligners gently moves your teeth. Traditional braces require a wire to be forcibly tightened, causing pain and serious discomfort.