Invisalign – West Orange, NJ

Clear Braces for a Stunningly Straight Smile

At D&G Dental of West Orange, our team of dental professionals understands that traditional braces aren’t for everyone. While they can straighten teeth, realign bites, and fix crowded and gapped teeth, they shine the spotlight on your orthodontic work. As a working professional, we know you want a more subtle method of orthodontic treatment, which is why we offer Invisalign in West Orange. These clear plastic braces make it possible to achieve a healthy, more aesthetically pleasing smile in less time than it takes with metal braces. To learn more about this unique orthodontic treatment, keep reading or call us today to schedule a consultation!

Why Choose D&G Dental of West Orange for Invisalign?

  • Dental Insurance Welcome & Flexible Financing Available
  • Straighten Your Teeth Without Anyone Noticing
  • Shorter Average Treatment Time Than Traditional Braces

How Invisalign Works

The process of getting Invisalign begins in our office when you and Dr. Dawoud meet to discuss how Invisalign works. We’ll take measurements of your mouth, along with X-rays, photos, and impressions of your teeth. These will be the basis of the treatment plan that we develop with the technicians at Invisalign. When this step is completed, a 3D representation of your smile is produced that shows step-by-step how your smile will straighten. Your customized aligners are then produced by Invisalign and sent to our office.

The aligners are dispensed in a series of pairs. Simply wear a pair for two weeks then move on to the next pair. If worn for at least 22 hours every day, you can anticipate completing your Invisalign orthodontic treatment in 12 to 24 months, which is much faster than the average treatment time for traditional metal braces!

What Problems Can Invisalign Fix?

Close up of person placing Invisalign clear aligner over their teeth

Invisalign is the incognito orthodontic treatment that can practically do it all. If you’re suffering from any of these problems, this modern solution could be the right option for you.

Crowded Teeth

Your aligners can create space for your teeth to be properly aligned and reduce your risk of developing cavities and other oral health problems. They’ll gently and strategically shift your crowded teeth into their ideal positions.

Gaps Between Teeth

If you aren’t a fan of having spaces between your teeth that can trap food particles and plaque, Invisalign aligners can help close those gaps for optimal alignment and oral health. Enjoy a more manageable oral hygiene routine as well!

Bite Alignment

Whether you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, Invisalign aligners can help! Depending on the severity of your bite problems or misalignment, Invisalign could be the solution you’ve been dreaming of. Don’t fuss around with cumbersome and uncomfortable metal and brackets when you can enjoy the convenient alternative!

The Benefits of Invisalign

Close up of person placing Invisalign tray in their mouth

Patients often prefer Invisalign treatment over traditional metal braces because they offer a variety of advantages. They also often seek orthodontic alternatives because they don’t want anyone to see that they’re wearing braces. Made from clear plastic, Invisalign aligners will be virtually unnoticeable to family, friends, and coworkers, allowing you to go through your treatment with complete confidence. Read on as we go over just a few of the most popular reasons why our patients love Invisalign.

A Clear Orthodontic Solution

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that are smooth to the touch. Because of their customization, they are designed to comfortably and properly fit your smile, ensuring no irritation to the soft tissues of your mouth. One of the many reasons people choose Invisalign is because of its subtle and discreet treatment, making it nearly impossible for anyone to notice.

No Dietary Restrictions

It is necessary when wearing Invisalign that you remove your trays prior to eating and drinking. As a result, you will face fewer food restrictions with Invisalign. If you were to wear traditional braces, you would find that certain foods are much harder to eat because they can get stuck in your brackets and wires, but with Invisalign, you are free to eat almost any food you want without worrying it will get stuck to your orthodontic work.

Easy to Keep Clean & Sparkling

Patients who receive treatment with metal braces often need to purchase a water flosser or other special tools to clean between brackets and wires. However, with Invisalign, all you need is lukewarm water, clear soap, and your soft-bristled toothbrush to remove dried on saliva and harmful bacteria. Just remember that it is important never to use hot water on your trays, as it can warp the plastic.

Keep Playing Sports & Instruments

If you’re concerned about being able to play sports or play a musical instrument while receiving orthodontic work, there’s no need! With Invisalign, you can freely enjoy all your favorite hobbies and recreational activities. Traditional braces can break or bust, cutting your mouth, but with Invisalign, all you need to do is simply remove the aligners while engaged in your particular sport or playing your favorite musical instrument.

Boost Your Self-Esteem

As an adult, the last thing you want is someone staring at the metal in your mouth. By choosing Invisalign, you’ll be able to go to work, spend time with friends and family, and take care of your day-to-day obligations without worrying about anyone noticing your clear braces. Invisalign makes it possible to improve your smile over time without giving up your natural, beautiful appearance. When you feel good about your smile, you’ll be able to boost your self-esteem and change how you move through the world and interact with others.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Smiling blonde woman holding an Invisalign aligner

The cost of Invisalign orthodontics is one factor that patients are usually concerned about before beginning a clear braces treatment plan. If you’re considering Invisalign orthodontics, we invite you to call D&G Dental of West Orange to schedule a consultation and get a personalized estimate. We are happy to offer affordable Invisalign treatment plans, and our knowledgeable team members will process and file insurance claims to offset out-of-pocket costs. We also offer flexible financing options to make it easy for patients to fit Invisalign into their budgets. Dr. Med Dawoud is an Invisalign preferred provider, so you know our team will always offer the best possible Invisalign treatment pans, and our familiarity with clear braces orthodontic treatment planning means we can help you receive treatment at a price that fits your budget.

Factors That Influence the Cost of Invisalign

Patients are often frustrated when they hear we’re unable to give them a price estimate over the phone without an in-depth examination and consultation appointment. However, the only fair way to offer an accurate estimate of the out-of-pocket costs of Invisalign treatment is to discuss your individual plan. Most patients complete their Invisalign treatment plans for just $3,500 to $8,000. This is compared to $1,800 to $5,500 for traditional braces. The additional costs gives patients increased comfort and minimal hassle throughout the treatment process. Your Invisalign plan will vary in cost depending on a number of factors, including:

  • The number of alignment trays needed
  • The need for advanced bite alignment treatments
  • The need for emergency interventions
  • The need for replacement aligners
  • Type of retainers used following treatment

Dental Insurance Coverage

Luckily, most dental insurance providers now offer the same coverage for Invisalign that they provide for traditional braces. Our team will be happy to process and file your dental insurance claims to ensure you receive the maximum coverage and lowest out-of-pocket costs. Many insurers have a maximum annual dental treatment coverage between $1,000 and $1,500, so we do our best to take advantage of coverage by spreading your Invisalign plan over the course of two years.

Financing Options

If you want to spread the costs of your Invisalign treatment plan over several months, we are happy to partner with CareCredit. This third-party financier specializes in medical and dental payment plans, and they offer low and no interest financing options for qualified patients. You can apply for preapproval online, or one of our team members will happily assist you with the application process in our office.

Invisalign FAQs

Invisalign in West Orange requires an investment of your time and money, so it’s completely normal to want to know as much as possible about the treatment upfront. Don’t worry – our team is here to help you find all the answers! We’d be happy to answer any specific questions you have during your initial consultation. We’ve also responded to some common questions about Invisalign below.

How long does Invisalign take?

Naturally, the answer depends entirely on your treatment plan. For example, if the clear aligners are simply being used to address minor spacing and crowding issues, then your treatment could be completed in as little as six months. Conversely, more severe orthodontic issues will need significantly more time to correct. With that being said, most patients wear the trays for 12 to 18 months, which is significantly shorter than traditional braces.

Does Invisalign hurt?

The good news is that Invisalign designed their patented clear aligners with comfort in mind. As a result, they are certainly more comfortable than traditional braces. Of course, some soreness is to be expected – that’s how you know they are working! The slight discomfort is a direct result of the pressure being placed on your teeth, which gently moves them closer and closer to their properly aligned positions. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to keep any soreness at bay, including drinking cold water and taking an OTC pain reliever.

What happens after Invisalign?

Orthodontic treatment doesn’t end when you’re done working through your series of trays. To keep your teeth in their perfectly aligned positions, our cosmetic dentist in West Orange will provide you with a retainer. Luckily, it’ll be equally as discreet, ensuring it won’t detract from the appearance of your beautiful new smile. For the first six months or so, you’ll be asked to wear it for 20-22 hours a day. Once your teeth have “set,” you can transition to wearing it only at night.

What are Invisalign attachments?

Essentially, Invisalign attachments are little pieces of tooth-colored resin that are adhered directly to your teeth. While they may be small, they play a big role in correcting more moderate and severe cases of malocclusion. That’s because they give the aligners something to grip onto! Depending on your dental needs, you may only have a handful, or you may have one on each tooth. Ultimately, it will depend on the details of your treatment plan. Don’t worry – the aligners will still be completely removable, and your natural tooth enamel won’t be compromised in the process.