Dental Spa of Broad Street

Dentistry located in Clifton, NJ

While it may be a novelty to get braces when you’re a kid, many adults find the idea not so appealing, so they put off straightening their teeth. With the Invisalign® clear aligners system, Loay Shadid, DDS, and Moise Nawlo, DDS, an expert dentist and implantologist at Dental Spa of Broad Street in Clifton, New Jersey, helps teens and adults get straighter teeth without a mouthful of metal. Dr. Nawlo, Dr. Shadid, and the skilled team use state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to create your perfect Invisalign smile. Find out how you can get straighter, more beautiful teeth without traditional braces. Call or book online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign clear aligning system is an easy, inconspicuous way to correct a variety of common cosmetic, dental, and orthodontic concerns without the use of wires or metal brackets. As the name suggests, Invisalign is almost invisible on your teeth. The custom-made, clear aligning trays fit snugly over your teeth, and you wear them up to 22 hours a day, only taking them out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. 

Each set of aligners gradually moves your teeth into their desired position up to 50% faster than with traditional braces, making them a great choice for busy adults and teens. 

What are Invisalign aligners made of?

Invisalign clear aligners are made of a patented material called SmartTrack®. This material is specially engineered to be gentle, comfortable, and predictable in successfully straightening your teeth. 

SmartTrack is a medical-grade thermoplastic polymer with FDA approval. It doesn't contain latex, parabens, or BPA, so the aligners are safe for most people to wear. Invisalign is an ideal solution for teens and adults who don’t want the irritation of metal against the soft tissue in their mouths.

What common dental issues can Invisalign correct?

Invisalign clear aligners can correct nearly every dental problem that traditional braces can address, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth

You can wear Invisalign aligners to get straighter, more evenly spaced teeth at nearly any age, making them ideal for teenagers and adults who’ve always wanted a more beautiful smile but don’t want the hassle of braces. 

And, to take your smile one step further, after your Invisalign treatment is finished, professional teeth whitening can ensure that your newly straightened teeth are their brightest shade of white. 

What are the advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces?

In addition to being nearly invisible when you’re wearing them, Invisalign clear aligners offer numerous advantages over traditional braces. They are:

  • Removable for special occasions
  • Removable for brushing and flossing
  • Removable for eating all your favorite foods
  • Easier to keep your teeth clean
  • Free of broken wires or brackets 
  • Free of food restrictions

To learn more about this revolutionary teeth-straightening system, call the office to schedule a consultation or request an appointment online anytime.