Invisalign is a popular alternative to braces that many people are choosing these days. At Gallery 57 Dental, our dentists and team are here to provide New York, NY area patients ways to enhance the smile. In many cases, it may involve treatment with Invisalign orthodontics. Our team is here to help patients understand how Invisalign works and determine if this treatment is right for their needs.
Five things you should know about Invisalign:
- Invisalign is a discreet way to straighten your teeth without having to wear traditional braces. Because the trays are clear, they are practically impossible to discern from the natural teeth. This allows patients to wear their trays without covering their teeth with metal appliances.
- Invisalign is made of clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth, and they can be taken out whenever you need to eat or drink. This allow patients to maintain a healthier smile as well, as they don’t have to work around brackets and wires to brush and floss.
- Invisalign is custom-made for each individual, and it moves your teeth gradually over time. Patients wear each tray for two weeks and then progress to the next tray in their series. Over time, the teeth are moved into more desirable position.
- Invisalign is more expensive than traditional braces, but the cost may be worth it for the convenience and discretion it provides. It is still one of the more popular ways to realign the smile when compared to conventional orthodontia.
- Invisalign generally takes about 12 months to complete, which is relatively short when compared to patients with traditional braces that may require several years to achieve the desired results.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign orthodontics?
At Gallery 57 Dental, our team of professionals will help patients determine if they are a good fit for this or alternative treatments. Most patients with mild to moderate malocclusion will be able to use Invisalign to straighten their teeth. However, more severe cases may still require referral to an orthodontist for traditional braces. Patients who connect with our dentists can find out more about Invisalign and their candidacy for this treatment.