Achieve a Straighter, More Beautiful Smile with Invisalign
Dr. Andrew S. Paek has years of experience in cosmetic dentistry. PS Smile Dental is a preferred provider of Invisalign®, an orthodontic treatment that uses clear removable aligners to gently straighten teeth. In addition to the traditional system, the doctors also offer Invisalign Express and Invisalign Teen at our Englewood, NJ, practice. Using trays that are nearly undetectable during use, the treatment can allow patients to smile confidently and make a memorable first impression.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that offers more flexibility and comfort than traditional braces. The treatment involves wearing clear plastic trays over your teeth for 20-22 hours each day. Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new tray to progressively shift your teeth into better alignment.
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that offers more flexibility and comfort than traditional braces.
Dr. Paek offers Invisalign treatment in conjunction with Propel Orthodontics for even faster results. By creating tiny holes in the jaw bone, Propel stimulates bone remodeling. This allows the teeth to shift into alignment more quickly and easily. Your doctor will repeat the procedure at regular intervals throughout your Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional braces, including:
- Comfortable: The trays exert gentler pressure on the teeth than traditional metal braces, which decreases discomfort during treatment.
- Virtually Invisible: Invisalign offers a more discreet method of straightening the teeth.
- No Dietary Restrictions: Braces can be damaged by certain foods, but removable trays mean you can still eat all your favorite foods without any dietary restrictions.
- Improved Oral Health: There is no need for special flossing tools or methods, and you can continue with your normal oral hygiene routine. Without meticulous care, braces can place some patients at higher risk for decay or cavities.
Like braces and other types of orthodontics, Invisalign can help patients achieve better overall oral health by preventing or correcting dental health problems related to misalignment. In addition, straighter teeth evenly distribute pressure during chewing which can prevent issues like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is an appealing choice for teens and adults who want to improve their smiles discreetly rather than wearing traditional braces. Generally, candidates for Invisalign are patients with minor to moderate alignment issues such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Misaligned bite
- Gapped teeth
- Cross bite
Patients considering Invisalign must also be committed to consistently wearing the trays and attending periodic check-ups with their doctor.
The Treatment Process
When you visit us for your free consultation, your doctor will discuss your needs and goals along with thoroughly examining your teeth. He may also take digital x-rays to assess the underlying bone tissue. Some patients require preparatory procedures, such as tooth extractions to make room in a crowded mouth, which your doctor can perform prior to your orthodontic treatment.
If we determine that Invisalign is a good option for you, the doctor will take impressions of your teeth. These will be sent to our partner lab to fabricate your customized trays. A few weeks later, your first set of aligners will be ready and you can begin the process of improving your smile.
Schedule an Appointment
At PS Smile Dental, we go the extra mile to make sure our patients receive quality service and beautiful results. If you want to enhance your smile and improve your self-confidence, contact us online or call (201) 227-0635 to schedule your free consultation.
"Dr. Paek and his team were punctual, friendly, and most importantly turned something I dread into a pleasant experience (as pleasant as it can be). I highly recommend."Kieran B. - Yelp Review