If you want to correct misaligned teeth or straighten your smile, but you’re put off by the idea of a mouth full of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign® might be an excellent option for you. At Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights, the team offers Invisalign treatments as a convenient alternative to traditional metal braces. Call the office in Brooklyn Heights, New York, or schedule an appointment online today to learn how Invisalign treatment can correct your smile.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners to move your teeth into their proper positions. The smooth, comfortable plastic trays fit over your teeth that you replace every two weeks until the treatment is complete. Your dentist monitors your progress throughout your treatment period to ensure that it is on track.
Invisalign is a convenient option if you want to correct your smile but don’t want to wear traditional metal braces with uncomfortable brackets and wires. Some of the advantages of Invisalign include:
Invisalign aligners are clear and thin, virtually invisible while you wear them. You can smile confidently during and after treatment, and no one will notice you’re having orthodontic treatment.
Unlike traditional metal braces, you can take your aligners out to brush and floss your teeth after eating. Additionally, you don’t have the same food restrictions that traditional braces require.
Teeth straightening with Invisalign is more comfortable than straightening with traditional braces. You may feel some pressure when you change your aligners, but this subsides within a few days. The aligners are smooth and don’t irritate your cheeks or gums.
The average length of treatment with Invisalign is typically 6-10 months, while traditional braces may take two years or more to correct your alignment.
Your dentist evaluates your teeth, bite, and gums to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign can correct alignment issues including:
If you have severe alignment issues, your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment option.
Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights begins your Invisalign treatment with an initial consultation. They take 3D digital X-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth. They use this information to create a customized treatment plan and to design your aligners, which are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely.
You need to wear your aligners for 22 hours each day, seven days a week, removing them only during eating and cleaning. The exact number of months you wear the aligners depends on your customized plan.
Call Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about Invisalign treatment.