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INVISALIGN OR BRACES

Finding the Right Orthodontic Treatment for You

20 or so years ago, the only way for children and adults to straighten their teeth was traditional metal braces. However, nowadays, there are more types of orthodontic treatments available.

 

Invisalign's orthodontic clear aligners, for example, are a far more discrete option that is appealing to many individuals. Conversely, other people prefer traditional metal braces whose classic aesthetic appeal can be accentuated with varying bracket shapes as well as vibrant, colorful bands.

Woman Choosing Between Traditional Metal Braces & Invisalign's Orthodontic Clear Aligners
Invisalign Clear Retainer for Adults

What Is Invisalign?

Despite Invisalign for adults, teens, and children often being labeled as a "new" solution, Invisalign clear retainers have been available in New Jersey since 2000. This innovative orthodontic treatment has a proven record of success when it comes to treating typical orthodontic problems including:

  • Crooked Teeth

  • Crowded Teeth

  • Gaps Between Teeth

  • Overbites

  • Underbites

  • Crossbites

  • Open Bites

As a Diamond Plus Invisalign® Provider, orthodontic specialist Dr. D'Avanzo is amongst the top 1% of Invisalign providers. Because of its proven efficacy and convenience, Dr. D'Avanzo recommends Invisalign to the majority of his patients. If you're considering enhancing your smile or correcting your bite without the use of braces, our orthopedic dentist believes that Invisalign's orthodontic clear aligners should definitely be on at the top of your list.

How Invisalign Works

While some people refer to them as "clear braces", Invisalign is actually quite different than your traditional metal braces. Invisalign utilizes a series of clear, detachable aligners that are virtually invisible. Each pair of orthodontic clear aligners is typically worn for about a week and is only taken out when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. As you transition from one pair to the next, your teeth gradually shift until they reach their desired alignment.

Our dental monitoring system allows us to virtually check your progress on a weekly basis, ensuring your alignment process is on track. Should there be any required adjustments or concerns that need a closer examination, an in-person visit will be arranged. Generally, treatment lasts somewhere between 9 to 20 months depending on the extent of adjustment needed.

Invisalign Clear Aligner
Woman Being Fitted for Invisalign Clear Braces

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Over Braces?

Invisalign allows for a smoother transition towards your perfect smile with minimal disruption to your daily routine. The aligners, being transparent and detachable, enable you to maintain your regular diet and hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing, without any hindrance.

 

Furthermore, the absence of metal ensures your comfort, eliminating any discomfort or sores often caused by traditional braces. The lack of metal and wires also typically implies fewer visits to the clinic for adjustments. One of the unique advantages of Invisalign's orthodontic clear aligners is the ability to preview your smile transformation through a virtual treatment plan, giving you a glimpse of the final outcome of the treatment process.

Metal Braces

Better Than You Remember

The 1st orthodontic treatment to gain widespread acceptance were silver braces and, due to their track record of success treating a variety of difficult orthodontic problems, they remain the most common choice to this day.

How Have Metal Braces Improved?

Silver braces, despite their long history, are far from being obsolete or out of fashion. Over the years, metal braces have advanced through the use of sturdy yet lightweight stainless steel, reduced brackets that adhere directly to the teeth without the need for metal bands, and superior arch wire materials. The result? Braces that are more durable and, just as importantly, more comfortable to wear.

 

Far from fearing the idea of braces, some children regard them as a trendy accessory. They have the option to choose vibrant, colorful bands. Whether they're wearing their favorite colors, representing their sports team, or even celebrating the holidays with seasonal flair, kids can customize their bands to make an already classic look unique to themselves!

Treatment Time

Typically, silver braces are worn by patients for anywhere from 12 to 24 months. Following this period, the use of a retainer is necessary to prevent teeth from reverting to their initial positions.

Braces Checkup
White, Straightened Teeth Thanks to Clear Braces

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

Not only are we able to provide the highest level of orthodontic care in New Jersey, but we're also able to offer cheaper rates than our competitors! Our proven track record of success and affordable rates makes us the clear choice!

 

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