Invisalign FAQ

Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions

Invisalign® treatment in NJ is more popular than ever. If you’ve been wondering if Invisalign is a good choice for you, here’s everything you need to know:

How do Invisalign aligners work?

Invisalign uses a series of aligners which are worn in a specific sequence, The aligners are custom-molded for your teeth, and over time, changes in the aligner design gently move your teeth into their proper positions.

What do the aligners look like?

Invisalign aligners resemble the trays used to whiten teeth, but they fit much more snugly and they’re far less bulky. Plus, they’re almost completely clear, so they’re pretty much invisible while they’re being worn.

What are the aligners made of?

Invisalign aligners are made of medical-grade, biocompatible plastic using a custom design process to ensure the aligners are both sturdy and comfortable.

How long does treatment usually take?

That depends on the issues you’re having corrected. Many patients can complete treatment in 12-18 months.

How often will I need to wear the aligners?

You’ll wear your aligners all day and all night, including during sleep, taking them off only to eat and care for your teeth.

Can I eat whatever I want during treatment?

Yes, because you remove your aligners during treatment, you can eat whatever foods you like, including foods that would normally be “forbidden” with traditional metal or ceramic braces.

What are the benefits of Invisalign compared to braces?

One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is the aligners’ clear design that makes them almost invisible while they’re being worn. That means you won’t feel self-conscious about your smile during treatment. Plus, the aligners feature a totally smooth design, so your lips won’t be irritated by sharp wires or brackets. Since the aligners are custom-made specifically for you, treatment usually can be completed more quickly as well. And as mentioned earlier, with Invisalign you can eat whatever you like during your treatment.

Is Invisalign treatment covered by dental insurance?

Insurance coverage varies from one plan to another. Some dental plans offer partial or full coverage for orthodontia, and that may include Invisalign. Our office staff will review your dental insurance plan to determine your level of coverage, plus we offer affordable financing options to help patients with and without insurance fit the cost of care into their budgets.

Can Invisalign be used to correct all types of alignment issues?

The Invisalign system is very effective in correcting many types of alignment and spacing issues, but sometimes, they’re not the ideal solution. During your consultation and exam, the dentist will be able to determine if Invisalign is the best choice for you or if another approach is a better option for your needs and goals.

Find our more about Invisalign in NJ.

Having straighter teeth can provide a big boost for your self-confidence, plus the  American Dental Association says it can also help you improve your oral health by making your teeth and gums easier to clean. As a top-ranked provider of clear braces in NJ, Empire Dental is a leader in Invisalign treatment, helping adults and teens enjoy straighter teeth and more beautiful smiles. To find out more about Invisalign or other options for braces in Old Bridge, call Empire Dental at 732-607-0909 and schedule an office visit today.


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