Invisalign® clear teeth aligners are literally changing the face of orthodontics. This innovative way of correcting problems brought on by crooked and malpositioned teeth offers patients all the benefits of orthodontic treatment without having to worry about the possible embarrassment and discomfort caused by traditional metal braces. Read the details of the Invisalign® system below, or contact Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists for more information.
Invisalign® is a system of clear, plastic teeth aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth. The aligners come in a series, designed to be removed and replaced every two weeks, providing gradual straightening of the teeth over a period of time. The aligners are virtually invisible, and can be removed when you eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth. Plus, optimal results typically take less time to achieve than with traditional braces, and with Invisalign®, you will not need to constantly revisit the orthodontist for adjustments.
Dr. Pat Cuozzo will begin the Invisalign® process by creating a computer-generated image of your teeth. This image will be used to design the clear teeth aligners customized for your individual teeth. The aligners are worn for a period of about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series. You will typically be given between 18 to 30 aligners to be worn over a 9 to 15 month period. Although Invisalign® can be removed at certain times, they should be worn consistently throughout the day to attain the ideal position for your teeth. Invisalign® is designed for adult orthodontic treatment, and is generally not used to treat children and adolescents.
Please contact our Monmouth County, New Jersey orthodontics practice for more information on how Invisalign® can straighten your teeth discreetly and effectively with clear, comfortable teeth aligners.