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Marvel Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Clifton, NJ and Passaic, NJ

If your teeth are crooked, gapped, or too crowded, orthodontics treatments can give you the straight teeth and perfect smile you long for. At Marvel Dental in Clifton and Passaic, New Jersey, cosmetic dentist Anna Gazu, DMD, and her exceptional team offer traditional braces and Invisalign® to correct misaligned teeth and give you a boost of confidence. Schedule an appointment with Marvel Dental by phone or book online today.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics includes cosmetic dental treatments that move your teeth into a desirable alignment over time. The Marvel Dental team offers numerous orthodontics options based on your preference and the severity of your condition, including Invisalign clear aligners and traditional braces.

What are the benefits of orthodontics?

Some of the many benefits associated with orthodontics at Marvel Dental include:

  • Straighter teeth
  • Improved teeth alignment
  • Easier teeth-cleaning
  • A beautiful smile
  • More self-confidence

If you have gapped teeth, orthodontics can even make your speech clearer and give you the beautiful smile of your dreams.

Is orthodontics right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for orthodontics at Marvel Dental, Dr. Gazu and her team discuss your dental history, review your desired outcome, and examine your gums and teeth. They might take dental X-rays before developing a personalized orthodontics treatment plan.

What should I expect during an orthodontics treatment?

During orthodontics treatment at Marvel Dental, expect the following:


Dr. Gazu can digitally scan your mouth to develop custom-fit Invisalign aligners. These clear aligners shift your teeth into place over time. 

You can remove the aligners when you brush your teeth and eat. Since they are clear, many people won’t notice them. Switch to the next set of aligners in your series about every week or two or as instructed by Dr. Gazu.

Traditional braces

During the placement of traditional braces, Dr. Gazu glues metal brackets to each tooth. She attaches a series of wires and bands to the brackets to slowly shift your teeth into a desirable alignment over time. 

During follow-up visits, she can adjust the wires to shift your teeth further until they reach an ideal position.

How long does an orthodontics treatment last?

The length of time an orthodontics treatment lasts depends on how crooked or misaligned your teeth are. Invisalign treatment usually takes 12-18 months. Orthodontics treatment with traditional braces might last about two years on average. However, every patient is different.

Don’t live with crooked teeth if they prevent you from effectively cleaning your teeth or diminish your self-esteem. Call Marvel Dental to schedule an appointment or book online to determine if you’re a good candidate for orthodontics.