Invisalign Specialist

A&M Dental Arts: Manisha Singh, DMD

Family & General Dentist located in Manalapan, NJ

If you have crooked teeth, misaligned jaws, or a malpositioned bite, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® can quickly and discreetly transform your smile. At A&M Dental Arts in Manalapan, New Jersey, general and family dentist Manisha Singh, DMD, offers Invisalign clear aligner treatment to adults and teens. To see if you’re a candidate, or to learn more about current specials, book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment system that uses clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to reposition your teeth and jaw. 

Invisalign aligners are made from SmartTrack®, an FDA-approved material that’s free of metal, BPS, latex, and gluten. That means it’s safe for all people, including pregnant women and those with allergies.

What issues can Invisalign correct?

At A&M Dental Arts, Dr. Singh uses Invisalign to correct an array of common alignment issues, including:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Overjet

You might also benefit from Invisalign if you have a malpositioned jaw.

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

At A&M Dental Arts, Invisalign treatment begins with an in-office consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Singh conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your goals for treatment. She then takes digital oral X-rays to assess the position of your teeth and jaw.

After gathering the necessary information, Dr. Singh takes digital scans of your mouth. She uploads your scans to a computer-aided design (CAD) program and develops a custom orthodontic care plan.

Once Dr. Singh maps each step of your treatment, she sends your scans to a laboratory that crafts your first pair of aligners. 

A week or two later you return to A&M Dental Arts. You try on your first set of Invisalign aligners, and Dr. Singh makes adjustments as necessary.

What is the average length of Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign treatment typically takes between 6-12 months*, but it can take 18 months or longer depending on the issues being addressed. To ensure a positive outcome, it’s important to wear your aligners for between 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to eat. 

During treatment, you visit A&M Dental Arts every two weeks. At each checkup, you change into a new set of aligners. Each pair of aligners puts slight pressure on your teeth, moving them into the proper position.

Do Invisalign aligners need maintenance?

To keep your Invisalign aligners in optimal shape, clean them regularly. Dr. Singh recommends rinsing your aligners with cool tap water at least three times each day. 

Before going to bed at night, brush them with toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush. For more extensive cleanings, ask Dr. Singh about the Invisalign cleaning system.

To learn more about Invisalign treatment and current specials, request a consultation at A&M Dental Arts. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.