How does Invisalign® work?
As an Invisalign® Dentists Drs. Pinkhasov and Yusufov straighten teeth using a series of aligners created in a dental lab. The material is virtually invisible. These aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day and every two weeks they need to be switched out with the next one in the series. Over a period of months, the aligners will slowly move teeth into place, making one minor adjustment at a time that is targeted to specific teeth. This helps your teeth to be comfortable as they are moved into position at a manageable pace. Once you are done wearing your aligners, your teeth should be perfectly straight.
Patients need to visit the dental office for checkups to ensure that teeth are moving like they are supposed to. Fortunately, since the aligners are made at the beginning of the procedure, these appointments are less frequent than if you were wearing metal braces. With traditional braces, the wires need to be adjusted on a regular basis in order to keep teeth moving in the right direction. This requires frequent office visits.
For most patients, the procedure takes around twelve months. The exact timeframe will depend on your situation, and only Drs. Pinkhasov and Yusufov can tell you how long they will need to be worn. Overall, the treatment time can be less than with metal braces. This is in part because you don’t have to schedule appointments to keep your teeth moving. Simply pull out a new aligner.
If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, call 973-578-8800 (Newark), 732-728-7075 (Long Branch) and 212-804-0500 (New York) to schedule a consultation and see if Invisalign® is right for you.