Invisalign® in the North Arlington & Kearny Areas

Our patients in Kearny and throughout North Arlington are familiar with our highly sought-after prosthodontic services, but what some of them don’t know is that our Invisalign services can be just as empowering if they are struggling with crooked or misaligned teeth. Even those who do know that we offer this alternative form of braces oftentimes don’t know much about it. For example, they might not be aware of the many benefits of Invisalign that could make it a more suitable treatment for their lifestyle.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our dentist. Learn more about Invisalign and the many other North Arlington dental services we offer.

A Better Alternative to Braces

Some of the reasons our patients are turning to Invisalign for a convenient and comfortable way to straighten their teeth include:

  • Improved Digestion: When teeth are crooked and/or misaligned, it can make chewing more difficult. When food isn’t chewed properly, it can impact digestion and cause difficulty with processing food. Straightening teeth with Invisalign can improve one’s ability to chew properly and can lead to better digestion.
  • Alleviation of Jaw Pain: Crooked teeth are commonly to blame for jaw pain, grinding and uneven tooth wear. While traditional braces work to fix these issues, one particularly notable benefit of Invisalign is that the treatment does not contribute to this pain. This is because Invisalign does not have the bulkiness and the sharp components that come with braces and tend to cause additional discomfort when performing daily activities like chewing, biting and smiling.
  • Healthier Gums: With traditional braces, food and bacteria can become trapped between the teeth and the gums, which can lead to gum disease. Invisalign, on the other hand, can be removed for brushing and flossing, which helps patients achieve healthier teeth and gums.
  • Reduced Tooth Decay: For the same reasons that Invisalign makes healthier gums more attainable, it also contributes less to tooth decay than metal braces. The ability to brush and floss properly plays a major role in reducing cavities, tooth decay, gum problems and bad breath.
  • Improved Overall Health: Studies have shown that patients with oral health problems tend to have higher rates of not only gum disease, but cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and even have a higher inclination towards mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Taking the step towards better oral health with Invisalign means taking a step towards a better you.
  • Increased Self-Confidence: How you feel about your smile can make a big difference in how you feel about yourself. Sometimes, patients don’t realize how much better they feel about their appearance until they look in the mirror and see their personal “after” results.
  • Improved Face Shape: Another issue that can arise from crooked and misaligned teeth is a face shape that is uncomfortable for the patient or not aligned with the rest of their bone structure. Invisalign will align the teeth so the patient’s bone structure will fall into place along with their confidence.
  • Reduced Dietary Restrictions: Metal braces can make it more difficult to eat the foods you love, and the foods that help sustain you. Apples, corn on the cob and popcorn are just a few examples of the kinds of foods that should be avoided while wearing braces. Because Invisalign is taken out while eating, patients do not run into these restrictions.
  • Increased Freedom: Metal braces can turn fun activities like playing a musical instrument or playing sports into painful ones. The smooth aligners of Invisalign are comfortable and much more convenient. Plus, they can be taken out as necessary as long as patients wear their aligners for at least 22 hours per day for best results.

Achieving straighter teeth has never been so simple and effortless. There are many benefits of wearing Invisalign, but the best reward will come when you get to take them out for good. Call us at (201) 627-5060 to schedule an appointment.

Smile Design Specialist

Meet Your Board Certified Prosthodontist
  • Dr. Anaheata  Esmailzada Photo
    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada


    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada, DDS (better known as Dr. Ana) left Afghanistan at the age of 16 to pursue her dream in becoming an American dentist. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada received her doctorate in dentistry from Stony Brook University in Long Island in 2001 where she also earned recognition in the Sigma Beta Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. In 2003, Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. Her love of learning how to create healthy ...
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    Dr. Susie Kim


    Dr. Sung Eun (Susie) Kim is a prosthodontist, focusing her career on the combination of full mouth rehabilitation, implant, and aesthetic dentistry. Her interest in dentistry started when she was a social work associate in a federally qualified health center working with patients from all three different departments: dental, medical, and mental health. During this formative year after college, she witnessed how powerfully oral health can transform a person’s overall well-being and self-esteem. ...

Why We're the Right Choice for You

Benefits of Smile Design Specialist:
  • CareCredit & In-Office Financing Available
  • Providing the Best Dental Care Since 1984
  • Board Certified Prosthodontist
  • Focused on your Dental & Overall Health
  • Complimentary Initial Consultations*
  • Services Available in English, Spanish & Portuguese

    *should you proceed with treatment

    Knowledgeable, Efficient & Caring

    “Invisalign is the best investment I have ever made.”

    - Mike
    I Love My New Smile!

    “Dr. Ekstein is great and the staff at The Smile Design Specialists are amazing.”

    - Kim
    Dr. Ekstein & Staff Are Great!

    “Our family loves how he and his friendly staff has cared for our teeth. My kids used to hate going to the dentist, but for some reason, they now love going to the dentist. We will definitely use his services for many years to come!”

    - Deana
    Smiling Confidently

    “I had a big gap between my front teeth and a few crooked teeth on the bottom, but I was surprised at how quickly my teeth were straightened. I will be smiling confidently from now on. Thanks again for my straight teeth Dr. Ekstein!”

    - Jim
    Absolutely Wonderful Dentist

    “Dr. Ekstein is an absolutely wonderful dentist. He is friendly, professional and he gets the job done efficiently. I can’t wait to refer my friends and family to his office. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”

    - Angela

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