How Does Invisalign Work?
September 07, 2018
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: braces   invisalign   Clear Braces  

Find out how this clear set of aligners could fix your crooked smile.

Invisalign Straightening TeethMore and more adults are realizing the importance of having a straighter smile. Not only does it enhance and improve your appearance it also provides benefits for your oral health for the long term. After all, a crooked smile can increase your risk for cavities. Our Midtown Manhattan dentist Dr. Brandon Huang understands that getting braces a little later in life isn’t always ideal, but with Invisalign, we can make the orthodontic process a whole lot easier.

Most teens and adults looking to get a straighter smile are often interested in whether Invisalign could be right for them. After all, it sounds pretty amazing that a clear orthodontic system exists that can move and shift teeth around to fix common misalignments and malocclusions (“bad bites”).

Of course, some people will say that Invisalign works better than other braces, but that’s not entirely accurate. Don’t get us wrong; Invisalign has and can benefit a whole lot of people with crooked smiles, but it’s important to understand that Invisalign is just different from other orthodontic options.

So, how is it different? Well, the most obvious difference is that instead of wearing metal brackets and wires across the front of your smile, our Midtown Manhattan, NY, general dentist will have a special Invisalign dental lab create a set of clear, plastic aligners. These aligners look like whitening trays and are designed to apply pressure in certain areas of your smile to shift teeth around. These transparent aligners should be worn about 22 hours out of the day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. You’ll also change out the aligners about every two weeks.

Each aligner is custom-made based on the measurements we take of your smile, as well as your treatment goals. From there, our computer software helps us determine which teeth need to move around, and exactly how much, in order to get the results you want. From this information, your aligners are created.

Invisalign is a great option for healthy older teens and adults who are dealing with:

  • Crowding
  • Minor crookedness
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite, underbites and open bites

Are you ready to talk to the experts at New York Dental Studio to find out if Invisalign is the best approach for getting your dream smile? If so, then there has never been a better time to call our Midtown Manhattan, NY, dental office for a consultation.