Burlington County NJ Invisalign
While braces are a common choice for those that want straighter teeth, Invisalign has become more and more common in the last few years. They are invisible compared to braces making them a great choice for those that want to make their teeth straighter without wearing wires and brackets.
At Bordentown Braces, you can choose to get Invisalign trays which you will wear for a certain amount of hours every day. After a few weeks, you will get another tray to take home which is the next step in the process.
Most Invisalign wearers have a few trays that they need to wear as the process continues until they get the desired result.
How Does Invisalign Work in Burlington County NJ?
Here at Bordentown Braces, Dr. Newman is the person who is in charge of Invisalign. When you come in for your first appointment, you will have photos taken and get some X-rays. You will then have a 3-D model of your teeth taken.
The model of your teeth is sent to the Invisalign company so they can make your plastic aligners. These trays are meant to slowly and gently move your teeth into a new position. After wearing one tray for a few weeks or months, you will then get another tray.
These trays are custom fit to your mouth so no two patients will have the same trays. One of the best things about Invisalign is that they are removable.
This means you will remove them before eating. Unlike braces, you do not have to try and eat with them in and then clean food from out of them. You can also brush and floss as normal.
You will need to clean the Invisalign trays though. The orthodontist will show you how to clean it properly.
While the time between trays varies, most patients change trays every two weeks. The treatment time takes about 9-15 months.
Cost of Invisalign in Burlington County, NJ
At Bordentown Braces, the cost of Invisalign is about the same as if you got braces at the same office. Most insurance plans that cover braces will also cover Invisalign, but we will contact your insurance provider just to make sure.
We are willing to check with all insurance companies and ensure we find a financial option that works for you.
Invisalign Versus Braces in Burlington County
If you are on the fence between Invisalign and Braces, you might be wondering which one is better or which one will work better for you. Ultimately, this is a decision you and the orthodontist will need to make together.
Not everyone can wear Invisalign, so the dentist will need to take a look at your situation and determine if it can be okay for you or not.
Most people prefer Invisalign if they can have it because it looks better as it’s practically invisible. Since you don’t have wires and brackets in your mouth, some people also feel more confident as they wear Invisalign.
Another major advantage is that you can take it out when you eat and brush your teeth. This makes it easier to keep up with your oral hygiene routine. When you have wires and brackets, you need to be extra diligent when you floss and brush otherwise plaque buildup and tooth decay become a major issue.
Invisalign is often said to be more comfortable to wear and you do not have to visit the orthodontist as often. When you have braces, you have to go into the office every few weeks to get adjustments.
Invisalign for kids and Invisalign for teenagers are especially convenient because you don’t have to go into the dental office and try to arrange school and sports schedules.
Determining if You Should Get Invisalign Or Not
However, Invisalign is not for everyone. Patients need to be extremely diligent when it comes to wearing their trays. They have to be kept in for about 20-22 hours. Some younger kids might not be willing to make this commitment.
Sometimes you might also lose your Invisalign trays if you take them out at a restaurant and then forget to get them before leaving. If you plan to take out the trays while out in public or while away from home, make sure you have a designated case you can put them in. Never wrap them in a napkin or other item because these can be accidentally thrown away.
Younger children and teens are more likely to lose the trays. If you feel like your child will not be able to keep up with the trays, you might want to get them into braces instead.
Lastly, not everyone can get Invisalign. If your case is complicated or you have serious bite issues, the orthodontist might recommend you get braces instead as Invisalign will not be able to correct all the issues you have.
How Effective is Invisalign?
Invisalign has a success rate of 96%. This means that about 96% of patients say they are happy with the results of their Invisalign. However, in order for the trays to be effective, you need to wear them as the orthodontist tells you to.
If you have been told to wear the trays for 20 hours a day, but you only wear them for 10, you will see that you are not getting the results you want.
You also need to ensure you are going back for your follow-up appointments and cleaning the aligners well.
Invisalign has become a popular alternative for braces because it’s efficient and convenient.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation to see if Invisalign in New Jersey is an option for you, call us today at 609-291-8555. Dr. Newman can take a look at your mouth and teeth to see if Invisalign might be good for you and your teeth.
She can also make recommendations for the timeframe and how long you will need to wear the aligners so that you can be prepared for your Invisalign journey.