Empire Dental Group of New Jersey
Alla Pavlushkin, DDS
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Old Bridge, NJ
If your teeth or jaw are misaligned, consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. The advanced treatment can transform your smile in as little as six months*. At Empire Dental Group of New Jersey, Alla Pavlushkin, DDS, and the team offer Invisalign to both adults and teenagers. To schedule an appointment at the Old Bridge, New Jersey, practice, call to speak with a member of the administrative staff or book online today.
Old Bridge, NJ Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that provides an alternative to traditional metal braces. Instead of using brackets, rubber bands, and wires to straighten your teeth and jaw, it uses a series of custom-crafted plastic aligners. Invisalign aligners are made from a highly-durable thermoplastic called SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is FDA-approved and free of BPS, BPA, latex, and gluten, making it safe for people with allergies and pregnant women.
Dr. Alla Pavlushkin is a certified Invisalign provider and has helped many patients in the Old Bridge, NJ area straighten their smiles. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, call our office today at (732) 607-0909 to schedule a consultation.
What types of alignment problems can Invisalign correct?
Dr. Pavlushkin and the team at Empire Dental Group use Invisalign to correct a variety of common alignment problems, including:
- Spaces between teeth
- Open bite
You might also benefit from treatment with Invisalign if you have a malpositioned jaw.
What does Invisalign treatment involve?
Invisalign treatment begins with an in-office consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Pavlushkin conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your goals for treatment. She also takes oral X-rays to assess the position of your teeth and jaw.
Next, Dr. Pavlushkin takes digital scans of your mouth. She uploads them to a computer-aided design program and develops a custom orthodontic treatment plan that maps the gradual movements of your teeth. After finalizing the plan, Dr. Pavlushkin sends your scans to a dental laboratory that makes your first set of Invisalign aligners.
Throughout Invisalign treatment, you attend routine check-ups every 2-3 weeks. At each appointment, you transition to a new set of aligners that place gradual pressure on your teeth. To achieve the best possible results, wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day, only taking them out to eat or brush your teeth.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Invisalign treatment typically takes between 6-12* months, but it can sometimes take longer. To speed up the process, it’s important to follow Dr. Pavlushkin’s instructions carefully. Once you’re finished wearing the aligners, you transition to a custom retainer. The retainer ensures your teeth remain properly aligned.
Do I need to clean my Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign aligners are just like traditional braces in that they collect food particles, plaque, and bacteria. To keep them in optimal condition, Dr. Pavlushkin and the team recommend rinsing your aligners several times a day in warm water. For more intensive cleanings, ask the team about the Invisalign cleaning system.