Portale Dental

General Dentists located in Ridgefield, NJ

Nobody wants crooked, misaligned teeth, but a mouthful of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative. Dr. Joseph Portale, general and cosmetic dentist at Portale Dental in Ridgefield, New Jersey, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment. Get a perfect smile without the annoyance of braces. Book an appointment on the web or call Portale Dental today.


What does Invisalign involve?

Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. It is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth. With Invisalign, clear plastic aligners fitted over your teeth will align your teeth little by little over time.

The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for the best results. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.

What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
  • Timing, because consistent Invisalign treatments work up to 50% quicker than other orthodontic techniques

Should I get Invisalign?

Invisalign can effectively fix mild to moderate dental misalignments, such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

Dr. Portale may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Portale Dental for a consultation.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

Dr. Portale will first examine your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment method for you. He may use a digital scanner to create 3D images of your teeth or make physical impressions. This helps Dr. Portale develop a precise treatment plan.

Next, Dr. Portale fits your teeth with customized clear, plastic aligners. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, Dr. Portale will occasionally make your new aligners. At the end of this process, your smile will have its new shape!

Call Portale Dental or book an appointment online today to talk to Dr. Portale about straightening your teeth without unattractive, uncomfortable braces.