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How Invisalign Works

Like all areas of modern dentistry, the field of orthodontics has come a long way in the 21st century. Although metallic braces have been something of a right of passage for generations of children and teenagers with significant bite and alignment problems, wires and brackets are not always the method of choice to straighten teeth for adults and older adolescents.

With Invisalign, a system of clear, removable aligner trays, it is now possible to get straighter teeth discreetly, without the social stigma and other considerations for people who need orthodontic treatment well beyond the junior high school years. Dr. William Panico, a Rio Grande, NJ-based dentist, recommends Invisalign for adults and teenagers who are looking for an effective but inconspicuous method for getting straighter teeth.

Straighter Teeth with Invisalign in Rio Grande, NJ

Invisalign is designed along the same principles as traditional braces. After a comprehensive consultation, a series of removable custom trays are designed to gradually shift the teeth into the desired alignment, just like with braces. Invisalign differs in that the trays are made of clear, high-quality plastic, making them virtually undetectable when a person smiles or talks.

The trays can also be removed for up to two hours each day, which makes it possible for the wearer to continue to enjoy their favorite food and drinks without major disruptions in their diet. It also allows for regular brushing and flossing to keep the teeth and gums healthy throughout treatment. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks and is then replaced with a new tray to accommodate the teeth's shifting positions. Most adult and older teenage patients are good candidates for Invisalign. With clear aligner trays, sacrificing the cosmetic aspects of your smile for necessary orthodontic treatment is no longer necessary.

Find a Dentist in Rio Grande, NJ

For more information on the benefits and rewards of Invisalign clear aligner trays, contact Whitecaps Dental by calling (609) 886-2277 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Panico today.