If you’re unhappy with your crooked teeth, you may have considered getting braces to straighten them. However, metal or ceramic braces are bulky and need occasional tightening to ensure your teeth move into their correct positions. Our dentists at Roman Dental Arts can help some of our patients realign their smiles with Invisalign® clear aligners.
A clear aligner is a dental appliance that straightens teeth by applying pressure on them. The pressure helps move teeth into their correct position. Whether you have bite or teeth issues, they gradually shift teeth about one millimeter every day. Clear aligners can correct mild to moderate problems with:
Clear aligners are clear plastic dental plates that fit over the teeth and resemble mouthguards, but they fit both the top and bottom teeth. Enough aligners come in a set to last two weeks, so 14 sets of trays since you wear a new pair every day.
When you’re getting near the end of a set of trays, you will visit our dentists in Hackensack, NJ to make sure your teeth are in their correct positions. If they are, then our dentists at Roman Dental Arts will place an order for the next set of Invisalign® near you. However, if they are not in the expected position, you will need to repeat the last set to ensure your teeth move into the correct position.
It’s essential that you keep up your oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth free from plaque and tartar to avoid tooth decay. Unlike braces, you don’t have to wear the aligners 24/7. Instead, you can take them off for about four hours a day to brush and floss your teeth, play sports, or nap. You should also brush or rinse the aligners when you take them out to remove food and drink residue.
If you’re interested in getting Invisalign® in Hackensack, NJ, book a consultation with our dentists near you. They will check your teeth to ensure you qualify for the treatment and get you started on improving your smile.