Invisalign & You

Invisalign & You
Posted on 08/23/2015

At Loeb Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing the latest and greatest orthodontic treatment options to our patients. You may be wondering which type of treatment is right for you. Metal, clear or lingual braces may be great options for you, but what if you want something more discreet? What if you want something that is virtually invisible? Then your orthodontist in the Oakland, Franklin Lakes, Wyckoff and Wayne area has the answer. The clear answer is Invisalign.

The Benefits of Invisalign

This system of clear aligners, or trays, is generated via a computer simulation of your tooth movement from the current position of your teeth to the desired result. The overall tooth movement is divided into small increments, and from each increment, a set of aligners is fabricated. Each set of aligners has the ability to move your teeth a certain amount, until it is time to proceed to the next set of aligners. Over time your teeth will move into the orthodontist’s desired position, and you will see that beautiful smile come to life.

Invisalign has numerous benefits, but the most important to patients is its clear, almost invisible, plastic material from which it is made. Invisalign is far less noticeable than metal or clear braces, allowing patients to wear their orthodontic appliances more comfortably and confidently.

Additionally, the Invisalign aligners are removable. This means there are no restrictions on what you can eat, and you don’t have to worry about damaging braces or wires with hard or sticky foods. It is also nice and easy to keep your teeth clean since you take them out to brush and floss.

Invisalign is not just for adults either! Teenagers may also be candidates for Invisalign Teen as their orthodontic treatment modality. While clear aligners have been around for more than a decade, Invisalign Teen is a newer technology specifically designed for younger mouths that may not have all permanent teeth fully erupted. And if you are worried your teenager might not wear them, you’d be surprised to know that teens are surprisingly compliant and happy to wear their clear aligners, while their friends have metal braces. But just in case, Invisalign Teen comes complete with wear indicator tabs and free replacements of up to six aligners.

Have A Question About Invisalign? Call Us Today!

If you have any questions or concerns about Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, or you would like to request an appointment with your local Oakland, Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes and Wayne orthodontist, please give us a call at (201) 337-3701 and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you. We thank you for choosing Loeb Orthodontics as your orthodontic care provider, and we look forward to helping you achieve that beautiful smile!