For years, the only option for correcting smile misalignment involved metal brackets and wires. While traditional orthodontics can correct crooked or crowded teeth, many people are hesitant to receive them, fearing the impact on their professional or personal life. Thankfully, Invisalign offers our patients an alternative. Your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, provide smile correction with Invisalign clear braces. Livingston Invisalign Quiz 1. True or False: The aligners are practically invisible. 2. True or False: Invisalign offers treatment for both teens and adults. 3. True or False: The aligners are removable. 4. True or False: Invisalign requires fewer office visits. Answer Key 1. True. Custom-made using photographs and impressions, your aligners will be fabricated from clear plastic. The aligners are inconspicuous and will be worn between 20 and 22 hours a day. Over time, the aligners will gradually and gently reposition your teeth. 2. True. Both teens and adults can obtain even smiles from their Livingston dentists. For adults, Invisalign addresses misaligned smiles in about a year. Teens may require up to 18 months of treatment. For teen patients, each aligner contains a small blue dot on the end. If the aligners are worn properly, the dot will wear away, allowing parents and your Livingston dentists to closely monitor usage. Invisalign also provides up to six replacement aligners in case any are lost or stolen. 3. True. With Invisalign, you don’t need to alter your diet or avoid certain foods. Instead, simply remove the aligners before meals or special occasions. Removable aligners also improve oral hygiene, allowing you to thoroughly brush and floss with ease. Improve oral hygiene also reduces the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth discoloration. 4. True. Traditional orthodontics requires frequent visits for adjustments. On average, patients only need to see Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom about once every six weeks. Reduced appointments save our patients time and money. About Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom: The Silverstrom Dental Group provides the latest in comprehensive dental care for patients in Livingston, NJ and surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call (973) 797-9345.