Invisalign® in Morganville, NJ
Champagne Smiles provides Invisalign services in Monmouth County, NJ. Call 732-972-0918 to schedule your initial consultation.
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. Rather than the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made removable aligners to gently shift your teeth into place. Here is what you should know.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign’s removable aligners are made of clear, smooth, nearly invisible medical grade plastic. You will wear each set of aligners for 20-22 hours each day for two weeks, or as instructed, and then switch to the next set at home. You will need to come in for progress monitoring just once every four to six weeks. Invisalign treatment generally takes 9 to 15 months to complete, depending on your individual needs.
The first step in Invisalign treatment is to create a 3-D digital model of your existing smile. We will then morph the model to show you what to expect at each treatment stage, including the results. When we are all happy with the design, we will create your personalized series of aligners based on the model.
Aesthetics and Comfort
You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Whether you are interviewing for a new job or heading out on a hot date, Invisalign’s clear, nearly invisible aligners let you smile and laugh without flashing a mouthful of metal.
Invisalign aligners have no sharp edges or wires to poke and scratch the sensitive tissues of your tongue, cheeks, or gums. Rather than harsh braces adjustments, each new set of aligners is designed to apply gentle pressure on your teeth to guide them into place.
The entire responsibility for braces rests on your dentist, who places them, adjusts them, and removes them. If a bracket comes loose or a wire pops, you need an emergency appointment. You cannot eat foods such as popcorn or whole apples, and you must learn a complex new oral hygiene routine.
Invisalign puts control in your hands. We will place attachments on your teeth and teach you how to use the aligners, but the rest is up to you. Simply remove the aligners to eat your favorite foods and perform your regular oral hygiene routine. When it is time to switch aligners, just remove the old set and pop in the new. We will monitor your progress, but your treatment is largely up to you.
Invisalign was once significantly costlier than braces, but this is changing quickly. Remember to add all desired upgrades such as colored metal to the base price of braces, as well as the costs of adjustments and emergency visits. Invisalign’s transparent, all-inclusive pricing is far simpler to understand.
Dental insurance is complex, and no two plans are exactly alike. Some cover both Invisalign and braces, some only braces, and some do not cover orthodontics at all. Our knowledgeable office staff will help you understand your out of pocket costs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign in Monmouth County
Does Invisalign actually work?
Yes, Invisalign straightens teeth just as well as traditional metal braces—it’s simply a different method of accomplishing the same goal. Instead of using brackets and wires to push and pull teeth into alignment, Invisalign uses clear aligners that gently move your teeth into the positions we’ve planned for them.
Does Invisalign change your face shape?
Invisalign, like all orthodontic treatments, can change your face shape for the better by improving your profile and creating a more symmetrical facial appearance.
Can you eat with Invisalign in?
You should never eat food while wearing your Invisalign aligners. One of the benefits of Invisalign is that you can remove your aligners and continue to eat all of your favorite foods!
How long does it take to get straight teeth with Invisalign?
As one of the leading providers of Invisalign in Monmouth County, we’ve seen patients who only needed a few months of Invisalign treatment and patients who have needed quite a bit longer due to severe orthodontic issues. According to Invisalign, the average treatment time is 12 to 18 months, with milder orthodontic cases taking less time than more serious bite problems.
Is Invisalign considered cosmetic?
Invisalign is often categorized as cosmetic, but its benefits go far beyond aesthetics. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, making them less prone to tooth decay. When you correct your bite, you prevent uneven wear and damage that can compromise the health of your teeth.
Is Invisalign right for me?
Invisalign is an option for most patients, although there are some orthodontic cases that do require braces. Schedule a consultation at Champagne Smiles to find out if Invisalign is a fit for your needs.