Dr. Anthony Vocaturo
What are the Benefits of Invisalign®?
Updated: Feb 6, 2020
If you want straight teeth without the embarrassment or inconvenience of traditional braces, explore the Invisalign® option with our expert cosmetic dentists.
When comparing the benefits of Invisalign® to traditional braces, most of our patients agree that Invisalign® is clearly superior. While both orthodontic options can effectively straighten misaligned, crowded, or unevenly spaced teeth, traditional braces are associated with many discomforts and inconveniences, including:
Bulky brackets and wiresIrritation to the inside of the mouthDifficulty brushing and flossingDietary restrictions
For Invisalign® candidates, the overwhelming advantages of this innovative orthodontic solution make it very appealing to both teens and adults. Using a system of custom-made, clear plastic aligners, Invisalign® can discreetly straighten your teeth without drawing unwanted attention. These aligners are designed to fit teeth snugly throughout treatment to provide comfort and allow for more natural speech. Since the aligners are removable, Invisalign® also allows you to eat, drink, and clean your teeth with ease – which eliminates dietary restrictions and hygiene challenges. If you want to straighten your teeth for a healthy looking, beautiful smile in a manner that is virtually invisible, Invisalign® may be an ideal orthodontic solution for you.
How Long Does Invisalign® Treatment Take?
Invisalign® system involves a series of clear plastic aligners that progressively guide teeth into proper alignment. These aligners are custom-made for each patient, ensuring a precise, comfortable fit as they exert gentle pressure on the teeth to stimulate movement. Each set of Invisalign® aligners is worn for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next set, which further advances treatment toward the goal of a straighter, more beautiful smile.
The duration of Invisalign® treatment can vary from patient to patient, and is dependent upon several factors, including the magnitude of orthodontic correction required and the consistency of aligner wear. Dr. Anthony Vocaturo recommends patients wear their aligners for a minimum of 22 hours each day, removing them only to eat, drink, or clean the teeth. The average Invisalign® treatment typically takes about 9-15 months, though patients may begin to see noticeable improvements as soon as six weeks after treatment begins. During your initial consultation, Dr. Vocaturo may be able to give you a more accurate estimate of how long your Invisalign® treatment may take.
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If you are ready to start your journey to a better smile with a trusted dentist in Colts Neck, NJ, contact NJ Smile Center today at 732-677-2777 to schedule first your appointment.