Capitol Smiles Dental
Dentists located in Trenton, NJ
Invisalign is a clear, teeth-straightening device for teenagers and adults. Trenton and Ewing New Jersey and Morrisville, Pennsylvania residents who want straighter teeth, without metal marring their appearance, may find Invisalign straighteners offered at Capitol Smiles Dental to be the perfect answer.
Invisalign Q & A
Invisalign is a teeth alignment system made specifically for each patient's unique mouth structure. The system consists of a set of aligner trays, one for the top teeth and the other for the bottom teeth. These trays are crafted from a smooth and clear plastic, which allows for a natural appearance when worn.
What type of dental problems can Invisalign help?
Invisalign can help with crowded teeth, crooked teeth, and other types of teeth misalignment. It's best suited for mild to moderate alignment problems. Severe teeth alignment issues may require metal braces or other types of orthodontic devices for full correction.
How does the Invisalign process work?
Capitol Smiles Dental has dental care providers trained in the Invisalign process. The dentist examines each patient to determine whether the treatment is right for them through taking X-rays, molds of the mouth, and photographs of the smile. All of these things are used to create a 3D image of the mouth, which is used to create customized Invisalign aligners. The dentist checks the fit of the aligners before sending the patient home with them. Every 2 weeks, the aligners are replaced with a new set of aligners, which creates a gradual but steady alignment correction.
Should Invisalign aligners be worn around the clock?
Invisalign should be worn almost full time. For optimal results, patients should wear their aligners for around 20-22 hours a day. The aligners can be removed to eat, brush, and floss the teeth.
How does Invisalign compare to metal braces?
Many people prefer Invisalign because it allows them to straighten their teeth without marring their smile. Invisalign is also considerably more comfortable than metal braces, as it has no brackets or wires to irritate the delicate mouth tissues. In general, Invisalign aligners and metal braces may be worn for about the same amount of time. The amount of time varies considerably among patients.