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Clear Aligners

Invisalign And Spark Clear Aligners In Florham Park And Mattituck

Clear aligners use a series of clear, removable trays to gradually straighten teeth over time. They are an alternative to traditional braces and are often preferred by people who want a more discreet and flexible option for orthodontic correction. At Zeifman Orthodontics, we are pleased to offer several options of clear aligners, including Invisalign®, Spark Clear Aligners and Angel Aligners.

What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are formed of nearly invisible polyurethane plastic. While traditional braces are bonded to the teeth using brackets and wires, clear aligners are completely removable. Patients can remove their aligners for eating and drinking and brushing and flossing. Compared to traditional braces, patients can brush and floss their teeth more easily and still eat all their favorite foods. Aligners can even function as thin nightguards if you have a teeth-grinding or clenching habit.

Clear Aligners at Zeifman Orthodontics

Dr. Zeifman is pleased to offer several options in clear aligner trays—Invisalign®, Invisalign® Teen, and Spark Clear Aligners. She and her team will work closely with you to determine the best course of treatment based on your specific, individual needs.

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Invisalign®

Invisalign® is a system of clear, removable aligners that gradually correct and straighten your teeth over time. Made of a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack®, this material is designed to move teeth in a predictable and pre-planned way by optimally delivering the desired force to create your perfect smile. With over 15 million smiles successfully corrected, Invisalign® is one of the most advanced aligner systems in the world.

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Invisalign® For Teens

Braces are often thought of as the best method for straightening smiles, but the technology of Invisalign® for teens can be a great option for a busy teenager. With these clear aligners, your teenager can maintain their active lifestyle and natural-looking smile all while properly aligning their teeth. Invisalign® for teens’ removable liners don’t interfere with many popular teenage activities like playing sports or a musical instrument. 

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Spark Clear Aligners

Spark Clear Aligners are created with innovative TruGEN™ material. These aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment designed to straighten teeth and correct misalignments using clear, removable trays. This material makes them more comfortable, clearer and less likely to stain. The targeted system of Spark Clear Aligners may result in more efficient and effective movement of teeth while helping to improve oral health.

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Angel Aligners

Angel Aligners are a great choice for orthodontic treatment, aiming to assist you in achieving a fresh, confident smile. These aligners represent an advanced orthodontic solution crafted to discreetly and comfortably enhance your smile. Angel Aligners are custom-made with comfortable, BPA-free plastic, ensuring a seamless fit to your smile and a more comfortable experience throughout your orthodontic treatment journey.

Clear aligner technology has made significant advancements over the years and can now correct orthodontic issues that once may have been too complex for this form of treatment. While traditional braces may still be best in certain situations, Dr. Zeifman and her team will be happy to discuss all of your options in detail.

What To Expect From Clear Aligner Treatment

Each patient is unique—however, this is what patients can typically expect from clear aligner treatment:

The first step is to consult with Dr. Zeifman. She will evaluate your teeth and bite, take 3D scans of your smile and discuss your treatment options and expectations based on your goals. After determining the best option, Dr. Zeifman creates a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. The digital 3D model of your teeth serves as the basis for designing the aligners.

Using the digital model, a series of custom-made aligners are created. Each set of aligners is slightly different from the previous one, gradually moving your teeth into the desired position.

Once you receive your aligners, you will wear each set for a specified period, usually around one to two weeks, depending on your treatment plan. You will need to wear them for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking (except water), and oral hygiene. Wearing the clear aligners will gently move your teeth into place little by little based on the exact movements planned by Dr. Zeifman.

As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into alignment. Dr. Zeifman will check your progress regularly and make changes and adjustments as needed.

Once you have worn all the aligners in the series, your treatment is considered complete. However, it is common to wear a retainer afterward to maintain the newly achieved alignment of your teeth.

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Caring For Your Clear Aligners

Taking care of clear aligners is essential to maintain their effectiveness and ensure good oral hygiene throughout your orthodontic treatment. Here are some tips on how to take care of clear aligners:

Remove your trays and clean them every time you brush your teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild antibacterial soap or clear aligner cleaning crystals recommended by Dr. Zeifman. Gently brush the aligners inside and out to remove any food particles or plaque.

Colored or scented soaps may stain or discolor your trays. Stick to clear, unscented soaps for cleaning.

After cleaning your trays, rinse them thoroughly with cool or lukewarm water. Hot water can warp the aligners, and cold water may make them brittle.

Always store your aligners in a designated case when you’re not wearing them. This helps protect them from damage and prevents loss or accidental disposal.

Remove your aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. Food particles can get trapped and stain the aligners. Additionally, hot liquids can deform the aligners.

Always put clean aligners on clean teeth! Be sure to brush and floss your teeth before putting your aligners back on. This helps prevent plaque buildup and ensures your teeth and gums stay healthy during treatment.

High temperatures can distort the shape of your aligners. Avoid leaving them in hot cars or exposing them to direct sunlight.

Keep aligners out of reach of pets to avoid any potential damage.

Start Your Clear Aligner Treatment At Zeifman Orthodontics

Clear aligners are a nearly invisible option to straighten your teeth that help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile without putting your life on hold. Dr. Zeifman is experienced in treating patients with this technology and is excited to offer it to her patients. Request a consultation with our team today to get started on your smile transformation journey.

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For The Whole Family

At Zeifman Orthodontics, we believe that people of all ages deserve the best and most comprehensive orthodontic care. We are dedicated to helping each patient achieve their dream smile in a way that fits their budget and lifestyle.