Invisalign: A Discreet Alternative to Metal Braces
May 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

Invisalign is an orthodontic solution that requires the use of custom-shaped lightweight, transparent aligners. Patients choose Invisalign invsalignbecause it is a discreet alternative to wearing clunky, uncomfortable metal braces. A dentist at New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY, may be able to improve your smile with Invisalign braces instead of using traditional metal ones -- find out how.

The Magic of Invisalign
Before Invisalign was created, patients who had minor orthodontic imperfections had to wear metal or lingual braces to fix them. Now, thanks to the magic of invisible plastic aligners trays, certain spacing issues can easily be corrected without wires, brackets and rubber bands. Each tray is custom-designed using imaging software and X-rays. You’ll wear each one for about two weeks before getting your next aligner until your teeth are where they need to be. 

A Discreet Solution
Many patients of New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan are busy professional adults who can’t afford to wear permanent metal braces for years. They prefer Invisalign because it is a more discreet solution to their cosmetic issues. The trays are clear and fit snugly around your teeth, so they're barely noticeable. They can also be taken out at any time, though you’re encouraged to wear them for at least 20-22 hours per day.

More Invisalign Benefits
Besides general discretion, there are more reasons why patients choose Invisalign:

  • The trays are comfortable to wear and move the teeth gently, unlike braces which can be painful to wear in the early stages
  • Because the trays can be removed, eating your favorite foods is easier compared to standard braces
  • The treatment length is relatively short compared to metal braces (about six to 12 months compared to years)
  • There's no uncomfortable removal process at the end of the treatment plan—just continue to wear your last aligner tray at night as a retainer

Consult with an Invisalign Dentist
If you’re interested in joining the many patients who have chosen Invisalign over metal braces, make time to consult with Dr. Brandon Huang at his Midtown Manhattan, NY, office. Call (212) 588-1809 today to schedule an appointment.