Invisalign Specialist

Behshad Ahkami, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Glow Dental Spa

Behshad Ahkami, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Wayne, NJ

For many, the possibility of straighter natural teeth isn’t enough to overcome the challenges of being fitted with traditional braces for months or years at a time. At Glow Dental Spa in Wayne, New Jersey, Behshad Ahkami, DDS, provides discreet Invisalign® clear plastic aligners instead. Using the system, you can straighten your teeth without the discomfort and all of the embarrassment of traditional braces. To find out if Invisalign can treat your case, book a consultation by phone or online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative system of custom, clear plastic aligners that you wear over your teeth for about 23 hours each day. 

The only times that you remove your aligners is to eat, clean your teeth, or attend the occasional social event when you’d rather not have them in. You progress to another aligner every two weeks. 

Each aligner progressively pushes your teeth slightly closer to a straighter position. To ensure that you begin your Invisalign journey correctly, Dr. Ahkami starts the process by taking a digital impression of your teeth. 

Using a 3D image of your teeth’s starting position, he maps out the movements before you begin your treatment. He tells you how long your treatment will take, typically totaling between six months and two years.

What advantages does Invisalign have over braces?

Traditional braces have given millions of teens and adults gorgeous straight smiles that are easy to keep clean. 

That said, an increasing number of teens and adults in need of orthodontic adjustments are turning to Invisalign because of the system’s advantages. You might prefer Invisalign’s aligners over traditional metal braces because:

  • They’re virtually invisible
  • They don’t scratch or irritate your lips and cheeks
  • They’re removable
  • It’s easy to keep them clean
  • You can see your progress
  • They require fewer office visits

If your teeth are severely misaligned, Dr. Ahkami might refer you for traditional braces for at least part of the alignment process instead.

Am I a candidate to use Invisalign?

Invisalign works well to correct mild and moderate cases of misalignment. After reviewing your teeth and the rest of your oral health, Dr. Ahkami might decide that you’re a candidate for Invisalign if you:

  • Have crowded teeth
  • Have crooked teeth
  • Have an overbite
  • Have an underbite
  • Can commit to wearing the aligners consistently
  • Want to remain confident at school or work

Invisalign works well for teens and adults, but braces might be the better option for your child since they might not wear the aligners enough on their own. 

Straighter teeth are easier to clean, less prone to breakage, and generally more attractive. To subtly align your teeth with Invisalign, call Glow Dental Spa or set up a consultation online today.