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By Aesthetic Dental
November 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Thanks to Invisalign, more and more adults are finally getting straighter smiles because they can do so without having to wear a mouth full of metal. Our North Bergen, NJ, dentists Dr. Chithra Durgam and Dr. Leah Friedman understand just how important it is to be able to fix crooked smiles but without the whole world knowing. Here are some of the benefits of getting Invisalign,

Clear Aligners

One of the major benefits of getting Invisalign is that the aligners or trays that are used to realign teeth are nearly invisible. They are made from a clear, thermoplastic and the aligners are customized to fit right firmly against your teeth like whitening trays, making them less visible when you smile or talk. There are absolutely no metal components, wiring or brackets.

Comfortable to Wear

The edge of each aligner is smoothed down so they are less likely to cause irritation to the gums. Furthermore, each aligner is created based off the measurements and treatment plan that our North Bergen, NJ, Invisalign dentists have already mapped out during your initial consultation. There are no sharp edges or parts that could be irritating to the gums.

Eat What You Want

Since traditional braces require you to sport brackets and wires on the front of your teeth there is a rather extensive list of foods that you should eat because they could cause damage to your braces. This includes most hard, crunchy, sticky and chewy foods, from baguettes and corn on the cob to chewing gum. With Invisalign you don’t have to say goodbye to the foods you love. Just take out your aligners prior to eating.

Easier to Keep Teeth Clean

Another issue that we see is that it can be challenging for people, particularly teens to keep their teeth clean when they wear traditional braces. It can be difficult to clean around the brackets and wires without causing damage, and over time the plaque and tartar that builds up could lead to a cavity. Luckily, there is less of a risk for cavities when you wear Invisalign because you can remove your aligners prior to brushing and flossing.

Are you ready to sit down with our dental team and find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign? If so, call Aesthetic Dental in North Bergen, NJ, today at (201) 869-3033 to schedule a consultation.