Invisalign Allows Patients of All Ages to Get a New Smile for Christmas

New Jersey Dentist Dr. Craig Miller is highlighting the Invisalign this month, as the treatment is a discreet way for patients of all ages to straighten their smile.

This winter, patients can give themselves or their children the gift of a beautiful smile with Invisalign, an effective and nearly undetectable way to straighten teeth.

Invisalign, which was approved by the FDA a decade and a half ago, is a treatment that straightens teeth without the cumbersome mental brackets, protruding bands and uncomfortable elastics that make up traditional braces. Invisalign is a system of clear trays that works by gradually shifting the teeth into their desired position.

Dentist Dr. R. Craig Miller of the Miller Center for Esthetic Excellence, which is located in New Jersey, says that Invisalign is a great way for both teens and adults to straighten their smiles. Because braces are usually associated with teenagers, many adults feel self-conscious about getting them, and continue to put off having their crooked or gapped teeth corrected.

The time requirement that braces frequently entail can also prevent many people from fixing their smile, as conventional braces must be worn for an average of 2 years. However, the Invisalign straightening treatment is usually completed within 15 months, which is over half a year less than the standard braces timeframe.

"Invisalign uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to project tooth movement," Miller explains. "Based on these images, a series of clear, custom-made aligners are created. Each set is to be worn for two weeks at a time, before moving on to the next set. This process gradually moves the teeth until they are in their desired position."

Because of their clear appearance, the aligners are virtually unnoticeable and most cannot tell when a person is wearing them. This allows for adults to correct their teeth without the embarrassment or worry that others are noticing and becoming distracted by their bulky braces when they are talking.

Invisalign aligners are also especially convenient because can be removed whenever the patient wants to eat or clean their teeth. Those who are considering Invisalign or would like to learn more about the treatment's benefits for themselves or their child should schedule a consolation with a reputable Invisalign service provider.

For those who are interested in getting more information about Invisalign or would like to schedule an evaluation, Dr. Miller can be reached at 973-533-0053 and http://www.themillercenter.com.

About Dr. Miller

Dr. R. Craig Miller is a graduate of Lehigh University, and the dental school at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his dental residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Additionally, he has taught restorative, implant, and advanced cosmetic dentistry at Newark Beth Israel Hospital for over 10 years.

Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has also completed an extensive restorative curriculum at The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida. At The Institute, dentists learn to treat the entire system of joints, muscles and teeth.

Dr. R. Craig Miller is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association, The New Jersey Dental Association and International Team for Implantology.

The Miller Center for Esthetic Excellence can be reached by phone at (973) 533-0053, or online at http://www.themillercenter.com.

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