Livingston Dentists: Invisalign FAQ

We all want a stunning smile. A beautiful smile helps boost our confidence and make a great first impression. Unfortunately, many of us feel self-conscious about our smiles due to misalignment or embarrassing gaps between our teeth. While traditional orthodontics would correct the issue, metal braces can be uncomfortable and unsightly. Thankfully, Invisalign offers an inconspicuous and removable option for improving your smile. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain how Invisalign provides clear smile correction.



 

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Question: How does Invisalign work?

Answer: You will receive a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners. Over time, your aligners will gradually and gently reposition your teeth, improving the appearance of your smile.

Question: Are the aligners comfortable?

Answer: Yes. Since each aligner is custom-made based on impressions of your teeth, they fit comfortably. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners don’t cause gum and cheek irritation.

Question: How long do I wear the aligners?

Answer: Typically, you will wear your aligners between 20 and 22 hours a day. Approximately every two weeks you will upgrade to a new set. The total treatment time normally takes between 12 and 18 months.

Question: Do I need to alter my diet?

Answer: No. With traditional braces, patients need to avoid hard or sticky foods. Since Invisalign allows patients to remove the aligners before meals, there is no need to change their diet or avoid certain foods. Removable aligners also make brushing and flossing your teeth easier, improving oral hygiene.

Question: Will the procedure require frequent office visits?

Answer: No, in most cases patients only need to see their Livingston cosmetic dentists once every six weeks, saving both time and money.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston Cosmetic Dentists

Interested in restoring your smile with our innovative Invisalign clear braces? Then contact your Livingston cosmetic dentists today. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will decide if Invisalign provides the best method of correcting your smile. In addition, we offer the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to transform smiles. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.