Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Hazlet, NJ

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Invisalign services offered in Hazlet, NJ

Crooked teeth can lead to increased tooth damage or decay, but custom transparent Invisalign® aligners minimize these risks. Expert dentist Charanjit Sandhu, DDS, plans your Invisalign treatment using digital scans of your bite at All Smiles Dental Care in Hazlet, New Jersey. Call All Smiles Dental Care or schedule an appointment online to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign offers a modern way to align your teeth without brackets or wires, as braces use. Instead of increasing the pressure on your teeth with tight wires and bands to move them, Invisalign places increasing pressure on your teeth with a series of hard yet comfortable plastic aligners. 

Your Invisalign aligners are created using highly advanced treatment planning technology. Starting with precise digital scans of your teeth, your dentist can map out how your teeth will move throughout treatment and design your aligners. You switch to the next aligner every one or two weeks according to your dentist’s instructions.

Invisalign is often the preferred option because the aligners are difficult to see with the naked eye, unlike braces, which affect your smile’s appearance. Many patients find Invisalign to be more comfortable too, as the aligners take up less space and don’t have any pointy metal components.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

You should visit All Smiles Dental Care for a treatment consultation if you’re interested in Invisalign. During your consultation, your dentist examines your teeth and might take X-rays to detect any impacted teeth and other possible complications under the gumline. 

You might be a candidate for Invisalign if you:

  • Are 16 or older
  • Have mild to moderate malocclusion (e.g., overbite, underbite, crowded teeth)
  • Don’t need jaw surgery
  • Can stay consistent with wearing your aligners
  • Have great oral hygiene

You and your dentist can discuss your orthodontic needs during your next visit to All Smiles Dental Care. While Invisalign is an excellent option, some cases benefit more from braces. 

What should I expect every day while using Invisalign?

Your life won’t change much while you use Invisalign, but there are a few things to keep in mind as you go through treatment. To stay on track with the treatment schedule, you must wear your aligners for 20-22 hours every day and only take them out for cleaning, teeth brushing, and eating. 

One benefit of Invisalign compared to braces is that it doesn’t require you to follow any dietary restrictions. Since you can remove the aligners from your mouth at any time, you can eat anything you’d like. Just keep in mind that you shouldn’t eat or drink anything other than water when you’re wearing the aligners. Additionally, smoking can stain them. 

Call All Smiles Dental Care or book an appointment online to start planning treatment with Invisalign today.