Most people assume metal braces are their only options for smile correction. At The Silverstrom Group, we provide an innovative and inconspicuous method of addressing misalignment. Invisalign can improve the appearance of a patient’s smile without the use of metal braces. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain how Invisalign clear braces can transform your smile. Invisalign Clear Braces Frequently Asked Questions Question: How does Invisalign work? Answer: Traditionally, orthodontics would use metal brackets and wires to slowly move the teeth into an optimal position. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners. Around every two weeks, the patient receives a new set as his/her teeth are gradually and gently repositioned. Question: Are the aligner’s comfortable? Answer: Yes. Each aligner will be custom-made from plastic. Patients rarely report the gum and cheek irritation often experienced with metal braces. Question: Can I remove the aligners before meals? Answer: Yes. With metal braces, patients must alter their diet and avoid certain foods. Hard foods can damage braces and sticky foods can become stuck in them. Removable braces also improve oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing becomes easier, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Thorough dental habits also decrease the chances of teeth stains. Question: How long will I need to wear the Invisalign aligners? Answer: Depending on your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists’ recommendation, you will wear the aligners daily for between 20 and 22 hours. The entire process typically takes a year for adults and up to 18 months for teens. Talk to your Livingston dentists today to see if Invisalign is right for you. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists With Invisalign, patients can obtain practically invisible smile correction. For more information about the Invisalign process, talk to your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom will use the latest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry to restore your smile to full function and appearance. 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.