Orthodontics

Invisalign Treatment

At Summit Dental Partners, we offer Invisalign—today’s most cutting-edge clear aligner. If you think it might be time to straighten your teeth or correct your misaligned bite, we assure you that never before have braces been more comfortable and convenient. And, since they are almost invisible, most people won’t even know you’re in the middle of orthodontic treatment.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an effective solution we provide at Summit Dental Partners for teens and adults who would prefer a virtually invisible teeth straightening treatment. Invisalign’s state-of-the-art advancements allow us to treat nearly all cases—from simple to complex—with the most straightforward and inconspicuous method possible.

Invisalign uses a series of customized, clear aligners to straighten teeth in a quicker amount of time and with fewer office visits than traditional braces. Thousands of orthodontists in the United States and Canada use Invisalign braces to accurately and effectively treat their patients. Invisalign aligners are:

Advantages of Invisalign

Invisalign is not only effective and convenient when it comes to straightening teeth, it is an excellent alternative to conventional metal braces because clear aligners are:

  • Aesthetic—clear/no metal, virtually invisible
  • Comfortable—no irritable wires
  • Safe—smooth plastic
  • Efficient—treatment duration is as short as a year
  • Proven, predictable—optimal results and no surprises
  • Convenient—no dietary restrictions, fewer office visits
  • Customized—advanced 3D computer imaging technology provides exact impressions of mouth and teeth

What to Expect—The Process

First Consultation: Dr. Sacks begins by doing a complete dental evaluation, and if you decide Invisalign is right for you, he customizes a treatment plan that aligns with your oral needs and goals.

Customized Treatment Plan: Dr. Sacks uses advanced 3D computer imaging technology to gather impressions of your teeth for the creation a precise plan that establishes

  • The movements of your teeth
  • The length of your treatment
  • A preview shot of what your teeth will look like upon completion

The Transformation: The process may seem slow, but in a matter of months, your smile will transform through a sequence of expertly designed shifts.

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Call or Text us to Schedule your Complimentary Consultation at: (908) 499-8707

Invisalign FAQs

1. How long do you wear Invisalign?

Once your customized aligners are ready for you, you’ll need to wear them 20-22 hours a day. Then, all you’ve got to do is simply pop in a new set of aligners every two weeks. In general, our treatment time at Summit Dental Partners is 9-15 months, but the length of the digital plan mapped out by Dr. Sacks depends on your specific goals and how much you wear your aligners. Each set of aligners will gently move your teeth into place and transform your smile.

2. Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Since Invisalign shifts your teeth, it’s quite common for patients to feel a small bit of pressure the first day or 2 of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, the pain is minimal, and patients can adequately control the slightest discomfort with over-the-counter medications.

3. Can you eat with Invisalign in?

No! You take your aligners out when you are eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, and if necessary, for special occasions. But remember, for optimal results, you will need to wear your removable aligners 20-22 hours a day. The advantage to having to take your aligners out to eat is that it frees you up to eat whatever you want—no restrictions!

4. What foods can you not eat with Invisalign?

When it comes to conventional braces, there’s a long list of food you cannot eat. But the beauty of Invisalign is that it straightens your teeth without restricting your diet. Your invisible aligners are removable, so you are able to take them out at any time and eat whatever foods you choose.

5. How often should you clean your Invisalign aligners?

It is important to brush your teeth and your aligners after every meal. This will keep them from becoming stained. To brush your aligners, simply clean them with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and lukewarm water. Water that gets too hot can potentially warp the plastic.

6. How much does Invisalign cost?

Up until this point, you may be wondering if there are any similarities between Invisalign and conventional braces. One! The cost of Invisalign is very similar to the cost of metal braces. But just like your teeth, we know every financial situation is different, and we want to make sure you get the smile you deserve. We recommend you have a consultation with us where we can present all possible costs upfront and help you understand your insurance benefits.

Have Confidence In Your Smile!

Call or Text us to Schedule your Complimentary Consultation at: (908) 499-8707