Traditionally, patients who wanted to achieve a straighter smile would need to undergo months or sometimes years of wearing metal brackets and wires in their mouths. While traditional orthodontic treatment is effective, many patients choose not to have braces placed on their teeth, even to the detriment of their oral health. Today, there is a treatment that accomplishes these same goals gently, comfortably, and discreetly, without forcing you to change your diet or lifestyle.
Dental365 is a preferred provider of Invisalign® in the New York, NY, area, and our doctors can help you take the first step towards a healthy, beautifully aligned smile. To learn more about how this revolutionary treatment can boost your confidence in your appearance, please contact one of our offices today.
How Invisalign® Works
The Invisalign® system consists of a series of clear alignment trays that successively move your teeth into proper alignment. Over the course of your treatment, you will wear each mouthpiece for most of the day, removing them only to eat, brush your teeth, and floss. Every two weeks you will switch to a new tray that will move your teeth closer to their appropriate position. You will return to one of our offices roughly every six weeks so that our doctors can monitor your progress and ensure your treatment is proceeding on schedule.
Are You a Candidate?
Each of our office locations has a skilled orthodontist on staff. You will begin your treatment by visiting us for a consultation. During your appointment, your doctor will:
- Conduct an evaluation of your oral health
- Address your cosmetic concerns
- Discuss your treatment goals
- Determine if you are a candidate
- Take digital measurements of your smile that may include panoramic imaging and scans
This information will be sent to the Invisalign® lab and used to create your alignment trays. We can also use this data to create a digital model of what you can expect your smile to look like after treatment has been completed.
Benefits of Invisalign®
When compared to traditional orthodontic braces, treatment with Invisalign® clear plastic aligners has many benefits. The most apparent benefit is a more uniform, attractive smile, but the advantage that attracts many patients to Invisalign® is that the aligners are clear and discreet. In fact, most people will not even be able to tell you are wearing them.
Additionally, Invisalign® trays are removable for eating, playing contact sports, and other activities, so there is no need to give up your favorite foods or alter your lifestyle significantly. Traditional braces can force patients to avoid sticky or crunchy foods, as well as anything that could get stuck in the wires and brackets. Invisalign® trays fit snugly over your teeth and are designed to be very comfortable even over long periods of time.
Make an Invisalign® Appointment
If you would like to straighten your teeth with a comfortable and effective treatment that will not be noticeable to others, please contact our office today and schedule an Invisalign® consultation. Our office offers several financing options to make the cost of treatment more affordable for all of our patients.