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By Mark J. Gleckner, D.M.D.
November 03, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

How Invisalign from your dentist in Florham Park, NJ, can improve your smile

You’ve probably heard about Invisalign. After all, it’s one of the most popular dental services available. Invisalign can straighten your teeth more comfortably and discreetly than you’ve ever thought possible.

Dr. Mark Gleckner in Florham Park, NJ, offers comprehensive dental care, including Invisalign to improve your smile.

You may be wondering if Invisalign can be used to straighten only the top teeth. Invisalign for the top teeth may be possible if you:

  • Have an overbite
  • Want to have your front teeth moved back
  • Like the appearance of your bottom teeth

Your dentist is the best judge of whether you are a good candidate for straightening only the upper teeth, or if Invisalign treatment for both upper and lower arches is the best choice for you.

Straightening only the top teeth can cause a few issues which are important to consider, including:

  • Changes in your bite
  • Problems chewing
  • Jaw, neck, and head pain
  • TMJ problems
  • Tooth wear

Full Invisalign treatment on both the upper and lower teeth can help correct many alignment and tooth positioning problems, just like conventional brackets and wires. Full Invisalign is a great choice if you have:

  • An overbite or underbite
  • A crossbite or open bite
  • Rotated or overlapped teeth
  • Gapped or unevenly spaced teeth

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic choice because it is different. Invisalign uses appliances, known as aligners, which gradually and comfortably move your teeth. It also offers many amazing benefits like these:

  • Discreet beauty; the aligners are clear and virtually invisible to those around you
  • Comfort; the aligners have a smooth surface that makes them easy to wear
  • Convenience; you can remove the aligners to eat, brush, and floss, so you can enjoy the foods you love and keep your smile healthy
  • Quick treatment; because completion time ranges between 9 to 15 months

Invisalign can make a huge difference in your smile and your appearance. To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Mark Gleckner in Florham Park, NJ, at (973) 377-1174. Start working on your straight smile by calling today!

By Mark J. Gleckner, D.M.D.
April 08, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

Learn more about the “invisible” way to achieve a straighter smile.

Everything from magazines to your favorite TV shows showcases perfect teeth. So, it really comes as no surprise that many adults turn to our Florham Park, NJ, dentist Dr. Mark Gleckner to find out if it’s too late to get braces. The good news is that it’s never too late and we offer a far more discreet way to fix crooked, misaligned smiles so that you can feel confident in your appearance throughout your treatment.

How does Invisalign work?

The very first step is to come into our Florham Park, NJ, practice so that your dentist can examine your smile, discuss your treatment goals and determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign is a great option for our older teen and adult patients, as it offers a metal-free and completely clear alternative to braces. Instead of brackets and wires, this orthodontic system will use clear, removable aligners that are very similar to whitening trays or mouthguards.

Of course, we will need to take impressions of your mouth and utilize computer software to map out how your teeth will need to shift in order to get a straighter smile. This information is then sent to a dental lab, where they will design each aligner to move teeth into the ideal spot over the course of your treatment.

What should I expect from the Invisalign treatment process?

It’s important to know what to expect before you take the plunge to get Invisalign. After all, like any dental procedure, this requires a commitment to the treatment process. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, this means that you don’t have to restrict your diet or avoid certain foods. You can eat and even care for your smile the same as you did before braces, but you’ll just need to make sure to put your aligners back in immediately afterward.

Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next pair. If you want to see results, it’s important that you’re wearing your aligners for about 22 hours out of the day. In anywhere from 6 months to 18 months, you or your teen could have a perfectly straight smile.

Invisalign and our dentist Dr. Gleckner have helped many teen and adult patients here in Florham Park, NJ, get perfect smiles. To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for Invisalign, call us at (973) 377-1174 to schedule an evaluation.

By Mark J. Gleckner, D.M.D.
August 03, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

A beautiful smile is difficult to achieve if you have crooked and misaligned teeth. Luckily, this dilemma is something that can be corrected with help from Dr. Mark Gleckner. Here at Smiles By Dr. Mark in Florham Park NJ, one of the most recommended ways to fix teeth misalignment is Invisalign. Let’s take a look at the essential benefits Invisalign can offer you.

Improve Your Dental Health

Invisalign Florham Park treatment is not just about aesthetics. Its use of proprietary clear aligner trays will also help improve your dental health. With treatment, you reduce your chances of getting gum disease and tooth decay. How is this possible?

Left unresolved, the misalignment of the upper and lower teeth will lead to a variety of oral health issues. This includes cavities, tooth loss, erosion of the enamel, and gum infection among others. The Invisalign treatment corrects these problems to restore your oral health. It also addresses problems like discomfort while eating or speaking brought about by the misalignment of your teeth.

Nearly Invisible

Unlike other treatments that have wires and brackets, the clear tray aligners used by Invisalign Florham Park makes the treatment virtually invisible. This means that people no longer have to contend with the unappealing look of traditional orthodontic treatment or the common stigma that goes with it.

Safe and Comfortable

Because Invisalign trays are removable, they offer a unique benefit for those who are into sports or other activities that require unobstructed access to their mouth. The removable feature of Invisalign likewise allows patients to take it out and use a mouth guard to protect their teeth when playing sports. Additionally, this removability factor allows you to clean your teeth better, eat your favorite foods, and enjoy your daily life while on the treatment.

Convenient Treatment

Traditional orthodontic procedures take substantial time before any noticeable improvement can be gained. With Invisalign Florham Park, it is possible to see some improvements even with your first set of aligners. This saves you time on your treatment, allowing you to focus on other essential activities in your life.

Further, while under the Invisalign treatment, you would normally have to visit your dentist in Florham Park NJ only every six weeks to get your replacement aligners.

Beautiful Smile

With the results from your Invisalign treatment, you will now become the proud owner of a beautiful and straight smile. You will no longer be shy to flash your teeth for everyone to see. So it’s not surprising that patients who undergo the Invisalign treatment find renewed self-confidence and better social life from their results.

Want to Experience The Benefits of Invisalign For Yourself? Contact Us

Dial (973) 377-1174 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Gleckner here at Smiles By Dr. Mark in Florham Park NJ.

By Mark J. Gleckner, D.M.D.
August 29, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Have you discovered Invisalign, yet? If not, you are missing out on one of the most discreet orthodontic treatments available today. Available from Dr. Mark J. Gleckner here at Smiles By Dr. Mark in Florham Park, NJ, Invisalign improves your smile in a comfortable and incognito fashion—read on to learn more!

What Invisalign can do for you

Invisalign is different than other orthodontic options. Instead of traditional brackets, Invisalign uses clear, smooth plastic trays called aligners. They works like this:

  1. You receive your first set of aligners, which you wear for 2 weeks
  2. You move up to a new set of aligners, which you wear for another 2 weeks
  3. Following this pattern, you receive a new set of aligners every 2 weeks as your teeth comfortably move into the proper positioning
  4. You visit your dentist every few weeks to monitor and track your progress
  5. After an average period of 9 to 15 months, your treatment is complete

It’s true that Invisalign is the most discreet orthodontic treatment available, but that’s just the beginning of the amazing benefits you will enjoy with Invisalign. Consider that Invisalign is:

  • Beautiful, because the clear plastic aligners blend perfectly with your smile
  • Comfortable, because there are no metal parts to poke your skin
  • Convenient, because the aligners can be removed during meal times
  • Healthy, because the aligners can be removed to brush and floss

Invisalign aligners may look delicate and beautiful, but they are strong. In fact, Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment issues that are tackled by conventional brackets and wires. Accordingly, Invisalign orthodontic treatment is the perfect choice to correct:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite or open bite
  • Rotated or poorly-positioned teeth
  • Gapped apart or overlapped teeth

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You and your smile deserve a beautiful smile, and Invisalign can help you achieve it! To learn more about Invisalign and our other cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dental services, contact Dr. Mark J. Gleckner's office in Florham Park, NJ, today by dialing (973) 377-1174.