Clear Aligners | Flemington, Annandale, & Bridgewater
Transform Your Smile
With Clear Aligners
At Loew & Patel Orthodontics, we proudly offer Invisalign and in-house custom clear aligners to straighten your teeth without any metal bands or brackets.
Clear Trays, Just for You
You can get the radiant, straight smile you've always wanted without traditional braces.
Clear aligners fit snugly over your teeth, making eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing a breeze. Invisalign and our in-house aligners provide superior comfort and remarkable results.
How Clear Aligners Work
Your clear aligner journey starts by capturing photos, digital scans, and X-rays to create a precise 3D image of your mouth. Dr. Loew or Dr. Patel will craft your initial custom aligners with these digital impressions.
Clear aligners take a modern approach, using a unique series of trays made from smooth, nearly invisible plastic that gently guides your teeth according to your custom plan.
No wires or metal brackets are involved — just swap the aligners approximately every one to two weeks until your treatment is complete.
With Invisalign or Loew & Patel in-house aligners, your daily life goes uninterrupted, and most people won't even notice you're undergoing treatment.
While treatment times may vary based on your specific needs, you'll typically use 18 – 30 sets of aligners.
Wear the trays for about 22 hours daily — which you can easily remove to eat and brush — and witness your smile change right before your eyes!
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits you can enjoy with clear aligners from Loew & Patel Orthodontics:
Designed for Busy Lifestyles
Clear aligners are a true blessing for busy lives. You'll never encounter emergency appointments for broken wires or brackets—because there aren't any!
You'll typically have fewer visits to Loew & Patel Orthodontics than traditional metal braces. With aligners provided in advance, each visit is more efficient.
Dr. Loew and Dr. Patel typically see clear aligner patients once every eight weeks, with a total treatment duration averaging 9 to 15 months.
Great for Active Families
Clear aligners deliver the same effective teeth straightening as metal braces. They're the perfect choice if you're involved in sports, play specific instruments, enjoy crunchy foods, or are simply concerned about your appearance at social events and in photos.
Efficient orthodontic treatment can treat crowding, spacing, and bite issues. You can maintain confidence and love your smile through the advanced technology of clear aligners.
No Extra Expenses
Your smile journey is unique, and various factors influence the costs of clear aligner treatment. In most scenarios, the cost is comparable to traditional braces and often covered by most dental insurance plans.
At Loew & Patel Orthodontics, we also offer financing options to make clear aligners affordable for your family.
Comparing Clear Aligners & Braces
Both clear aligners and braces are excellent options for getting you the straighter, healthier smile you deserve.
Let’s look at how clear aligners differ from traditional braces so you can have a better idea of which treatment may best fit your needs.
Clear aligners are crafted from smooth plastic, free from any metal parts that might cause discomfort.
Remember to remove the aligners for eating and drinking anything except water.
Consider this commitment before choosing Invisalign or our in-house, 3D-printed clear aligners.
You’ll also need to clean your teeth before reinserting the aligners post-meals to prevent staining.
Brushing and flossing are notably simpler than braces since there are no brackets or wires to navigate around.
Enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about restrictions, even popcorn and peanuts.
Success with clear aligners requires wearing your aligners for a minimum of 22 hours daily. However, you can remove them for special occasions.
Like traditional braces, you'll likely require a retainer from Loew & Patel Orthodontics after your aligner treatment to maintain your newfound alignment and confident smile.
Loew & Patel In-House Aligners
Dr. Loew and Dr. Patel know that not every patient wants the same thing. Your smile is as unique as you are, so they developed a line of custom in-house aligners to give you exactly what you want.
What Are In-House Aligners?
Our in-house aligners are custom-made of clear and comfortable BPA-free plastic. Since they're made in our office, you'll get your aligners more quickly than with other brands.
How They Work
First, we'll take photos, digital scans, and X-rays of your teeth. Dr. Loew or Dr. Patel will use these to chart your customized treatment plan directly onto a lifelike 3D model of your mouth.
We'll use a cutting-edge 3D printer to create dental models for each stage of your treatment. Our doctors use these to create a series of clear aligner trays to guide your teeth into alignment.
Using advanced technology, we can print these aligners in our office, which helps save you money and allows you to begin your treatment immediately.
Clear Aligners Are Great
Clear aligners help teens embrace confidence with transparent, clear plastic trays. Instead of hiding their smile behind metal, your teen can proudly showcase their radiant grin.
Here are some other advantages your teen will enjoy with clear aligners:
Unlike friends with traditional braces who must avoid gum or specific foods like popcorn and whole apples, clear aligners offer freedom from food restrictions. Since the aligners are completely removable, your teen can enjoy all their favorite foods when they want.
Proper oral hygiene is a breeze with clear aligners—no special techniques are required, unlike braces. This freedom is a welcome change compared to dealing with wires and brackets!
Extracurricular Ease of Mind
If your child is active in sports or plays a musical instrument in New Jersey, the thought of metal braces might be a concern. Fearing a ball hitting their mouth or worrying about lip cuts while playing an instrument isn't ideal.
Treatment Designed for Teens
Clear aligners empower your teen to focus on what they excel at—being themselves.
Explore Aligners with Loew & Patel Orthodontics
Clear aligners might not be the recommended solution in cases involving complex alignment or bite issues. Dr. Loew and Dr. Patel will guide you toward the best treatment options for your smile.