Now you can enjoy the smile you have always wanted without the annoyance of metal braces in your mouth. No huge brackets darkening your smile. No irritated lips or cheeks. No worries about mouth injury while playing sports. Invisalign® is a remarkable system of virtually invisible aligners that straighten teeth comfortably without metal bands, brackets or wires. The pieces are custom-made to fit your teeth and are easily removable so you can eat, drink, brush, floss, and remove the aligners for special occasions if you need to. Best of all, no one will know you’re wearing Invisalign aligners unless you tell them.
Are you tired of your crooked teeth or misaligned bite? You can enjoy the smile you have always wanted without the annoyance of metal braces in your mouth. That means no huge brackets darkening your smile, no irritated lips or cheeks, and no worries about mouth injury while playing sports. Invisalign is a remarkable system that uses virtually invisible aligners to straighten teeth comfortably without metal bands, brackets, or wires. Your dentist at New York Family Dental Arts offers Invisalign on the Upper East Side.
How Invisalign Works
The Invisalign system is a series of removable plastic aligners to gradually reposition misaligned teeth. The pieces are custom-made to fit your teeth, and are easily removable so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss without any special adjustments. As long as you are wearing your trays for the recommended 20 to 22 hours each day, you can even slip them out before special occasions if you need to. Best of all, thanks to clear plastic and a custom fit, it is unlikely anyone will know you are wearing Invisalign aligners — unless you tell them.
To get you started with your Invisalign treatment, your dentist will examine your teeth and take a series of impressions and photographs of your dental alignment. A treatment plan is put in place, and your smile information is sent to the Invisalign lab. Here, your aligners are created especially for you.
Wear each tray for two weeks before advancing to the next in the system, and visit your dentist every six weeks to make sure everything is progressing like it should. The average Invisalign treatment lasts just one year.
Comparing Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Many patients wonder about the difference between Invisalign and conventional metal braces. Both straighten teeth using the same orthodontic principles, but your experience throughout each treatment is different.
- Cosmetically appealing
- Low cost / flexible payment options
- Little to no impact on daily life
- Less pain
- Greater flexibility; aligners can be removed at any time
- Easy to keep the teeth clean and healthy
- No dietary restrictions
- No tightening sessions at the orthodontist’s office; simply switch from one set of aligners to the next when the time comes
Clear braces can be used to correct a number of orthodontic issues, including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Teens and adults alike can benefit from clear braces with Invisalign. Patients should be in good oral health, free from gum disease, before beginning orthodontic treatment.
Straighter Teeth, Healthier Smile
The benefits of straight teeth go beyond a more confident smile. When your teeth line up the way they should, it is easier to brush and floss — and people who are proud of their smiles are more likely to keep up with their good dental hygiene habits, preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Investing in orthodontic treatment can help you enjoy a healthier, more beautiful smile for years to come.
It’s Time for Invisalign!
It’s never too late to straighten your teeth, and that means it’s always a good time to invest in clear braces. To discuss the Invisalign treatment, please get in touch with Dr. Vaiman or Dr. Kessler. We’ll examine your teeth and determine the best method of action for revealing your new, improved smile. Request an appointment today!