ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT HAS evolved significantly over the years. Invisalign has revolutionized the field, offering a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces. As your New Jersey orthodontist office, we are excited to share the numerous advantages that Invisalign brings to our patients compared to traditional braces.
One of the most significant advantages of Invisalign is its nearly invisible appearance. Unlike traditional braces with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are made of clear, smooth plastic. They are virtually unnoticeable when worn, allowing you to maintain a natural and confident smile throughout your treatment.
Comfort and Convenience
Invisalign aligners are custom-made using advanced 3D technology, ensuring a precise and comfortable fit. The smooth plastic material eliminates the risk of irritation or soreness often associated with traditional braces. Additionally, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to eat, drink, brush, and floss without any restrictions — that’s right; no banned foods list with this type of treatment! This convenience offers greater flexibility and makes maintaining good oral hygiene significantly easier.
Enhanced Treatment Experience
This treatment involves a series of aligners that are replaced every few weeks, gradually shifting your teeth into their desired position. These aligners are designed with utmost precision, targeting specific tooth movements at each stage. With Invisalign’s advanced technology, you can visualize the expected results and the progress of your treatment from the very beginning. This transparency allows for a more engaged and informed experience, giving you confidence in the outcome.
Minimal Lifestyle Impact
Invisalign aligners fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. Whether you have a special event or an important presentation, you can remove the aligners temporarily for such occasions. However, it is important to wear them for the recommended 20-22 hours a day for optimal results. The flexibility and adaptability of Invisalign make it an ideal choice for individuals with active lifestyles or those who prefer minimal disruption to their daily routine.
These aligners are suitable for a variety of orthodontic concerns, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. With advancements in technology and the expertise of our orthodontic team, many patients can now benefit from Invisalign as a viable treatment option.
Why Might Someone Still Choose Braces?
While Invisalign offers a wide range of benefits, there are certain cases in which traditional braces may still be the more effective choice for orthodontic treatment. Here are a few scenarios where traditional braces might be recommended:
- Complex orthodontic issues: Traditional braces are particularly effective for treating complex orthodontic cases that involve severe misalignments, significant crowding, or intricate bite issues. The versatility and adjustability of braces allow orthodontists to precisely manipulate tooth movements and make more extensive corrections.
- Vertical tooth movements: In some cases, vertical tooth movements, such as extrusions or intrusions, may be necessary to achieve optimal alignment. Traditional braces provide greater control in these situations, as they can exert precise forces on the teeth to achieve the desired vertical movements.
- Compliance and responsibility: Invisalign aligners require a high level of patient compliance and responsibility. They must be worn for the recommended 20-22 hours a day and changed according to the prescribed schedule. For younger patients or individuals who may struggle with consistently wearing and caring for removable aligners, traditional braces may be a more suitable option.
- Unique bite issues: Traditional braces offer better control and effectiveness in addressing certain bite issues, such as severe overbites, underbites, or crossbites. These cases may require additional appliances or attachments that are more easily incorporated into traditional braces treatment plans.
Could Invisalign Change Your Smile?
Ultimately, whether you choose Invisalign or traditional braces, you can trust that our dedicated team will provide expert guidance and deliver exceptional orthodontic care tailored to your specific needs. Contact our practice to schedule a consultation and discover the most suitable treatment option for your orthodontic journey.
Contact Your new Jersey Orthodontist
Contact our practice to schedule a consultation and discover the benefits of Invisalign firsthand. Let us help you achieve the smile you’ve always desired – the clear and confident choice with Invisalign. You can learn more about our West New York location by checking our business page, and make sure to get directions before heading our way.