Think you have to choose between misaligned, crooked teeth or a mouthful of metal? Think again. General and cosmetic dentist Michael Moawad, DMD, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments at Dental Arts of Hoboken in Hoboken, New Jersey. Call Dental Arts of Hoboken or schedule an appointment online today if you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces.

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What does Invisalign involve?

Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. It is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth. This treatment uses clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually align them over time.

You can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, but you want to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. Invisalign should stay in your mouth if you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.

Is Invisalign really better than braces?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility: People never see a mouthful of metal, they see your real teeth
  • Comfort: Thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience: You can easily remove the aligners whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
  • Timing: Invisalign has been shown to work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic treatments

Should I get Invisalign?

Invisalign is proven effective to treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, Dr. Moawad may recommend a different treatment. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is by scheduling an appointment.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

Dr. Moawad will start by examining your teeth to check that Invisalign is the right choice for you. To fully examine your teeth, Dr. Moawad will need to either create a physical impression of them or digitally scan them into 3D images. With these, Dr. Moawad will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

Next, Dr. Moawad fits your teeth with customized clear plastic aligners. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. As your teeth begin to shift, new sets of aligners may be made until your smile is perfect.

If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, talk to Dr. Moawad about Invisalign by calling Dental Arts of Hoboken or booking an appointment online today.