Howard Cetel, DDS
Family Dentist & General Dentist located in Washington Township, Sewell, NJ
It’s easier than ever to achieve a beautiful, symmetrical, and long-lasting smile thanks to the game-changing Invisalign® system. Howard Cetel, DDS, offers his Washington Township patients the best cosmetic dentistry procedures available, including Invisalign. For the straight smile you’ve always wanted, call Dr. Cetel’s Sewell, New Jersey, office or book an appointment online today.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, BPA-free plastic aligner trays to align and comfortably straighten your teeth.
Invisalign is an effective treatment for most people, from their teen years through adulthood. During an initial consultation, Dr. Cetel conducts a comprehensive exam to evaluate whether Invisalign® is a good fit for you.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth. Dr. Cetel uses an impression of your mouth and designs a treatment plan that uses a series of aligners that incrementally shift your teeth into the desired position.
Over the course of your treatment, you will typically use a new set of aligners every couple of weeks. Each new set of aligning trays gradually shifts your teeth, bringing you closer and closer to the smile you’ve always wanted.
Your Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teeth and are virtually invisible. They're removable, but you should wear them for 20-22 hours a day for best results.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers several benefits, especially when compared to metal braces. Invisalign aligners are:
- Nearly invisible: Most people can’t even tell that you’re wearing them.
- Removable: You can take them out to eat, brush, and floss, so you won’t need to worry about any dietary restrictions.
- Comfortable: Made from smooth, BPA-free plastic, they don’t irritate your cheeks or gums the way metal braces can.
- Easy to maintain: Because they’re removable, you don’t need to maneuver around metal brackets to brush and floss.
How long will my Invisalign treatment take?
The length of your Invisalign treatment depends entirely on the severity of your case. Dr. Cetel will work with you to decide how long your Invisalign treatment should last to achieve the best outcome. On average, adults can expect a 12-month treatment period.
If Invisalign sounds like it might be right for you, call or request an appointment online with Dr. Cetel today.