Invisalign Dentist

Melvin Pierson, DDS, FAGD, FADI -  - General Dentist

Pierson Dental

Melvin Pierson, DDS, FAGD, FADI

General Dentistry, Orthodontics & Periodontics located in Sicklerville, NJ

Invisalign® clear aligners offer an alternative to uncomfortable, cumbersome braces. At Pierson Dental, experienced orthodontist and dentist Dr. Melvin Pierson provides Invisalign as a way to help you get the smile you desire. If you live in Sicklerville, Williamstown, Glassboro, Clayton, or Franklinville, New Jersey, call his office to find out more about this effective smile correcting treatment.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners that are customized for your smile. You’re provided with a series of aligners that you change each week or two as your teeth gradually shift in position. The aligners are nearly invisible, removable for eating and oral hygiene, and useful in creating a straighter, more aligned smile. You wear them for 20-22 hours per day for maximum effect, and, if you're diligent in your dental care, you’re finished with your treatment plan in 8-18 months.

What smile issues can Invisalign correct?

Invisalign can correct a number of smile issues that are traditionally treated with braces. These include:

  • Overbites and underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Crowding
  • Gapped teeth
  • General teeth straightening

Even if you have a complicated case, Dr. Pierson works with you to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment strategy for your smile goals.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers an effective way to correct many teeth-straightening issues without the discomfort of the brackets and wires that come with braces. You don’t have to be self-conscious about your appearance, because people will barely notice you’re wearing them.

You can remove the aligners to eat and drink, so there’s no restriction on foods. If you play contact sports, you can remove them and wear a sports mouthguard to avoid accidents or broken brackets.

Invisalign treatment also requires fewer checkups at Dr. Pierson’s office. Often, treatment plans with Invisalign are shorter than those with braces, too. If your teen wears Invisalign, the trays have a blue indicator to ensure that your child is wearing them the right amount of time for optimal results.

What is the process of getting Invisalign?

If you and Dr. Pierson determine that Invisalign is right for you, the team at Pierson Dental has you undergo a 3D scan to create your treatment plan. The plan is sent to a lab for your Invisalign trays to be made from a special hard, durable plastic. You insert these trays right over your teeth to start coaxing your smile into its corrected form.

To learn more about what it’s like to live with Invisalign, and if the treatment will be useful in treating your smile concerns, call Pierson Dental or book a consultation online.