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Invisalign in Red Bank, NJ

How Invisalign Works 

The process is pretty simple. A series of clear plastic aligners are created based on where your teeth currently are and where you want them to be by the end of treatment. Each aligner shifts the teeth slightly into the desired position, so over time, your smile becomes straighter and more aligned. 

At your consultation, we will examine your teeth and discuss your smile goals with you. If Invisalign is right for you, the doctor will take digital impressions of your teeth which will be used to create a series of aligners to treat your specific alignment issues. 

When your aligners arrive, you’ll come into our office at 210 West Front Street, Suite 202, Red Bank, NJ 07701 to pick up your first few sets. Our Red Bank dental team will make sure your first set fits well and will instruct you on your timeline for progress and when to change out your aligners. 

You’ll come in every 6 weeks to pick up your next set of aligners, and so your dentist can make sure your teeth are tracking. Every patient is different, which means every case is different, so treatment times and aligner instructions will vary. But if you wear your aligners diligently and follow your doctor’s instructions, you should stay on track and notice the progress. At the end of your treatment, you’ll have a beautiful, straight smile. 

Which Is Better, Invisalign or Braces? 

Many patients wonder if Invisalign is better than metal braces. The truth is that it completely depends on your case, your goals, and your priorities. 

Metal braces can be more effective at treating more complex issues, but Invisalign is constantly innovating their system to produce equally effective products. 

One of the most attractive benefits to Invisalign is that they’re nearly invisible. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners, so you can get a straighter smile without it being so obvious. 

Some patients are attracted to the speed of Invisalign. Many treatments can be completed in a year. However, your priorities and individual treatment needs have to be considered before we can establish an accurate timeline. Aesthetically, teeth don’t usually take that long to straighten. There are even dental and orthodontic products on the market that focus exclusively on correcting the appearance of your smile. Often times metal braces and other long-term treatments are fixing underlying issues that aren’t easily noticed without a trained eye.

Can Invisalign Fix An Overbite? 

An overbite occurs when the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth. Most people have a little overbite. But when the overbite, also known as a deep bite, is significant, it can cause misalignment. Misalignment in your bite can potentially cause a few issues, like the wearing down of your teeth and pain in your jaw. 

Invisalign systems can fix an overbite as long as it’s not too severe. The same can be said for underbites and crossbites, but the only way to know for sure is to see a qualified dentist who’s experienced in Invisalign treatment. At Santo Dental Group, we can determine if Invisalign is right for you, or if you should consider other orthodontic options. 

Will Invisalign Work For Me? 

The best and the only way to know if Invisalign will work for you is to see an Invisalign-certified dentist for a consultation. Come in for a consultation with our cosmetic dental team. Schedule an appointment online or call our office 732-530-1003 today.