If you have crowded teeth, a crossbite, or an overbite, you might think your only treatment option is traditional braces. However, thanks to advances in orthodontics, you can now achieve a straight, healthy smile with Invisalign® oral aligners. At 54th Street Dental in Midtown West Manhattan, the team proudly offers Invisalign aligners to treat both mild and moderate orthodontic issues. Request your Invisalign consultation today by calling the New York City office or clicking the online booking tool.
Invisalign is a cutting-edge type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten and reposition your teeth.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign doesn’t use wires or rubber bands. Instead, it straightens your teeth using a flexible thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is FDA-approved and free of all allergens, including BPA, BPS, gluten, and latex.
In addition, you can remove your Invisalign aligners. This means no food or beverage restrictions. As long as you brush and floss regularly, you can eat popcorn, caramel, and other snack foods.
At 54th Street Dental, the team usually recommends Invisalign to address mild or moderate orthodontic issues, including:
You might also benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth.
Invisalign treatment begins with an in-office consultation at 54th Street Dental. During your appointment, your dentist does an oral exam, asks you about your goals for treatment, and takes a series of X-rays.
After gathering this information, your dentist takes a series of digital impressions of your teeth. Your dentist uploads your impressions to a computer and maps out a unique treatment plan, tailored to your goals and desires.
After approving your plan, your dentist sends your impressions to a dental laboratory. The laboratory manufactures your first set of aligners. During Invisalign treatment, you return to 54th Street Dental every 2-3 weeks to try on a new set of aligners.
In order to achieve the best possible results, it’s recommended you wear your aligners between 20-22 hours each day.
The length of Invisalign treatment varies from person-to-person. However, most people achieve their desired results within 12-18 months.
Follow your dentist’s instructions carefully and wear your aligners as prescribed. Slowly but surely, you’ll start noticing a difference in the aesthetic appearance of your smile.
Caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy and stress-free. In order to keep them stain-free, rinse them with cool tap water throughout the day and gently brush them with a soft-bristle toothbrush each night.
For more thorough cleanings, ask your 54th Street Dental provider about the Invisalign cleaning system.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, Invisalign treatment is worth looking into. Request your consultation at 54th Street Dental by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.