A reported 1.3 million adults in the U.S. are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten their teeth. There are no firm estimates, but it’s likely that there are tens of million more adults who want straight teeth but don’t want to spend two or three years in braces. Fortunately, people in the Lincroft, NJ area can count in short-term orthodontic solutions from Dr. Mitchel Friedman at Newman Springs Dental Care.
Invisalign® Is The Smile-Friendly Solution
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® clear dental aligners are almost invisible while you wear them. The completely customized aligners are made from a clear plastic and they fit snugly over your teeth. You don’t have to worry about the aligners popping off unexpectedly. In fact, they’re so secure that you can sleep with them in place!
Invisalign uses your series of dental aligners to exert constant pressure on your teeth to move them into position. You switch to the next aligner based on a schedule that Dr. Mitchel will develop specifically for you. For best results, the aligners should stay in place for 20 to 22 hours each day. You remove them to eat and to care for your teeth just as you always do.
Compared to metal braces, Invisalign is far more comfortable, more convenient, and more discreet. It’s also faster in the vast majority of cases; Invisalign treatment can often be completed within 12 months. That compares very favorably to the 24 to 36 months required for traditional braces.
Most people can benefit from Invisalign treatment, but there’s no way to be sure if Invisalign is right for you with a thorough examination by Dr. Mitchel Friedman at Newman Springs Dental Care. Call our Lincroft, NJ office at 732-352-3903 today to schedule a consultation.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles is a short-term orthodontic treatment that give you the straight teeth you want in… you guessed it – six months.
Unless traditional dental braces, Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets (pads) and wires to move your visible teeth into position. While not as discreet as Invisalign, the clear brackets and wires are much less noticeable than silver-colored wires.
Given the speed of treatment, Six Month Smiles is also easier on your wallet. Any orthodontic treatment that uses brackets and wires requires periodic tightening of the wires to keep putting pressure on teeth. That means frequent dental appointments with a charge for each one. The speed of Six Month Smiles’ treatment means far, far fewer dental appointments to get the straight teeth you want.
Rather than making large changes to a number of teeth, Six Month Smiles is designed to correct just the appearance of your smile, so the process is virtually pain-free.
As with any orthodontic treatment, you’ll need an examination to determine whether Six Month Smiles is the right approach for you.