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Invisalign – Edison, NJ

The Clear Choice for a Straight Smile

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How often do you hide your teeth in social situations because you are insecure about your alignment issues? Even one time is too many. Although you have always wanted a straight smile, you do not want to deal with the restrictions and visibility of traditional braces. What if you could get the results you want using a nearly invisible solution? Now you can with Invisalign in Edison. You can join more than 2.5 million teens and adults who have already made the choice correct their alignment concerns using the clear aligners. If you’d like to learn more about the clear choice for a straight smile, keep reading or give us a call today.

Your Edison, NJ Invisalign Provider

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Our dental team at Rosenfeld Dental Associates are trained and certified to provide Invisalign. We will help you get a flawless smile using the most preferred orthodontic systems. If you are ready to start your journey to improved self-esteem,  contact our office today  to see if Invisalign is right for you.

How Invisalign Works

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First, 3D scans of your mouth are taken to create your series of custom-made aligners. The dental lab will design them to meet your exact specifications to gradually move your teeth over time. You wear each one in the series for one to two weeks before switching to the next. On average, it takes about one year to finish your treatment. When it is complete, you will need a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back to their previous positions.

During your treatment, you will enjoy fewer trips to the dentist because you do not need any adjustments. This provides a convenient solution for busy adults on the go.

Invisalign is far different from traditional orthodontic systems because it does not rely on brackets or wires to move your teeth. Instead, you wear custom-made plastic aligners to gradually reposition them. This gives you a discreet solution to improve your oral health and your confidence using a clear choice.

Is Invisalign Right for You?

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Although there are few limitations to their use, your Edison dentist will perform a consultation to ensure you are a candidate for the clear aligners. They can be used to correct gaped, tilted, and rotated teeth while also aligning several bite issues. In as little as one year, you will have the straight, beautiful smile you have always wanted.

The Benefits of Invisalign

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Invisalign is nearly invisible, so you will not need to worry about any additional attention being drawn to your teeth. With no wires and brackets used, you will also enjoy a more comfortable solution. There will not be any irritation to the inside of your lips or your cheeks.

Since the aligners are removable, it resolves many of the common disadvantages of traditional braces. There are no dietary restrictions; however, you should not eat or drink anything except water while wearing them.

Oral hygiene is also easy because nothing is attached to your teeth. Simply brush and floss as you normally do. You will need to take a few minutes each day to clean the aligners with a clear antibacterial soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

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If you are hoping for a smile that’s free of misalignment issues, Invisalign may seem like the perfect solution. The treatment has so many unique benefits that you can’t find anywhere else. However, it is super important that you understand how much it will cost. No one wants unnecessary surprises when the times comes to pay for your treatment. To learn more about the cost of Invisalign,  give us a call  so we can get you started with an initial consultation.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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The cost of Invisalign treatment will vary from patient to patient based on several different factors. Here are just some of the more prominent:

  • Number of Arches:  The majority of people who get Invisalign will have both their upper and lower teeth straighten. But in some cases, only one arch needs to be addressed. If you only need to have one row of teeth straightened, the cost will be lower.
  • Complexity of Treatment:  If you have more severe misalignment issues, your treatment is likely to cost more. For instance, closing a few gaps is less expensive than correcting a significant bite problem.
  • Treatment Timeline:  A longer treatment time means additional aligners and a higher overall cost.

Invisalign VS Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

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For patients looking for a quick fix, lower budget options, like Smile Direct Club™, may seem appealing. However, a lower cost does not mean that it’s a superior option. While the price is generally lower than Invisalign, Smile Direct Club™ and similar treatments have a “do it yourself” approach with little oversight from a dental professional. This means additional room for error, and you could even end up with a serious issue that will need to be treated by a professional anyway.

With Invisalign, you have the trusted oversight of Dr. Rosenfeld for every step along the way. Invisalign is professionally made, uses highly accurate impressions, and will result in a more successful treatment process overall. The cost difference is worthwhile for a smoother, worry-free orthodontic treatment.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Some dental insurance plans will include coverage for orthodontic treatment, so it’s definitely a good idea to check with your provider so you know exactly what benefits you have. Our practice is in-network with several popular insurance plans, and we can file claims for many additional providers as well. Give us a call to find out whether or not we’re able to work with your specific coverage.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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Not having dental insurance doesn’t mean that you’re completely out of luck. We work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can break the cost of treatment into manageable monthly installments. This way, you don’t need to stress over having to pay for treatment all at once.

We’re eager to help you achieve a straighter smile, so schedule your initial consultation with us. This way, you can learn more about the financial details of Invisalign so you can be prepared!

Invisalign Technology

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One of the reasons why the Invisalign treatment is so successful is the technology that supports it. In our office, we use the ultra-advanced iTero Element 5D intraoral scanner. During your consultation, we will use the scanner to capture an extremely detailed, three-dimensional impression of your teeth. Then, we can utilize the scanner’s accompanying software to show you a digital preview of how Invisalign in Edison will shift your smile and give you the straight, well-aligned set of pearly whites you’ve always wanted. The Invisalign laboratory will use the data from the digital scan to fabricate aligners that are precision-made for your unique dental structures.

Invisalign FAQs

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When people think of orthodontic braces, they usually picture a smile covered with metal brackets and wires. However, there is a good alternative. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to move your teeth. These braces are much more discreet, and they can often address many of the same orthodontic problems as traditional braces. If you’re considering Invisalign in Edison, then Dr. Rosenfeld is here to help. Let’s begin by answering some of the most commonly asked questions about Invisalign.

Do Invisalign Aligners Hurt?

There may be mild discomfort when you switch from one pair of aligners to the next. However, this typically goes away in a few days. One thing is certain—there aren’t any brackets to irritate gums or wires to poke your cheek. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth BPA-free plastic that is clear and comfortable.

How Many Hours Do I Need to Wear My Invisalign Aligners?

Your dentist in Edison likes patients to wear their Invisalign aligners for about 22 hours each day, removing them only for eating, brushing and flossing. This helps to ensure that your treatment will be completed on time.

How Do Invisalign Aligners Move Teeth Into Alignment?

Invisalign aligners move teeth into position through the targeted placement of controlled force. But not only is the force controlled, it is also timed. This means that only certain teeth move during each stage of treatment.

How Often Will I Need to Schedule Checkups During Invisalign Treatment?

We like to see Invisalign patients about every month to month-and-a-half. The visits are quick and painless, but necessary to ensure that your teeth are moving according to schedule. You will also receive you next set of aligners at these visits.

How Do I Care for Invisalign Aligners?

Aligners must be kept clean. Dry saliva and plaque are a perfect breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Rinse them every night and brush gently with your toothbrush. There is also an Invisalign cleaning system that will help to keep the aligners clear and odor-free.

Will My Speech Change with Invisalign Aligners?

At the very beginning of your treatment, the aligners may cause you to lisp slightly. But after a few days you’ll get the hang of talking with clear braces and the lisp will go away.

Can I Wear My Invisalign Aligners While Chewing Gum?

No. Gum will stick to the aligners. Remove them and chew sugar-free gum with Xylitol to reduce the level of decay-causing bacteria in your mouth.