When undergoing smile correction, more and more people are asking about Invisalign. This breakthrough procedure uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires to improve smiles. The aligners will gradually and gently reposition your teeth, with total treatment time typically taking between a year and 18 months. At The Silverstrom Group, we are happy to offer this innovative orthodontic treatment for our patients. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, explain how Invisalign can provide comfortable and convenient smile correction. Clear Braces Frequently Asked Questions Question: Who qualifies for Invisalign? Answer: Invisalign helps both adults and teens that suffer from dental misalignment, such as crooked or crowded teeth. To see if Invisalign offer the best method of correcting your smile, your Livingston NJ cosmetic dentists will perform a thorough examination. Question: How can I ensure my teen is wearing his/her aligners correctly? Answer: For teens, the aligners will have a small blue dot in the ends. If the aligners are worn as recommended, the dot will wear away. This allows parents to make sure their teens are wearing the aligners for the full 20 to 22 hours a day. Question: What happens if my teen loses his/her aligners? Answer: Often, teens misplace the aligners or accidently throw them away in the school cafeteria. While this can be frustrating, there is no need to panic. In many cases, Invisalign provides up to six replacement aligners. Question: Are the aligners comfortable? Answer: Yes. The aligners are custom-made from plastic. As a result, patients rarely report the gum and cheek irritation often experienced with traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, patients can receive comfortable, and practically invisible, smile improvement. Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ Cosmetic Dentists For clear and comfortable smile correction, talk to your Livingston cosmetic dentists about Invisalign. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will decide if Invisalign is the right choice for correcting your teeth. For more information on the Invisalign system, 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.