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What Is Invisalign™?

Invisalign™ is a great alternative for those who do not want to worry about the discomfort and unseemly appearance of traditional metal braces. They are custom-made clear aligners designed to straighten teeth into proper alignment. This is a comfortable and nearly invisible option for both adults and teens. Invisalign™ for teens provides teenagers with invisible braces allowing them to enjoy everyday life freely and worry-free.

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How Invisalign™ Works

Invisalign™ can be used to fix a number of dental issues. Underbite, overbite, gapped teeth, and crowded teeth can cause more than just an unsightly smile, it can affect your oral health as well:

  • Under or overbites cause stress on the jaw bone and muscles, which can lead to joint issues.
  • Gapped teeth expose the gums and leave them unprotected, which can cause periodontal disease.
  • Crowded teeth can cause an accumulation of plaque and calculus in between teeth because of the difficulty in flossing overly crowded teeth.

The Invisalign Treatment Process

Many people want a straighter smile, but don’t want the unsightly metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. With Invisalign™, you can straighten your smile without anyone noticing. An experienced specialist will work hand-in-hand with you throughout the treatment process. The treatment process is as follows:

First, impressions and photos will be taken of your mouth to construct a customized treatment plan. The impression allows our specialists to virtually map out your treatment plan, step-by-step.

Next, trained technicians use the images to fabricate a series of customized aligners that gradually move your teeth to the desired position.

Our specialists will review your 3D digital models and a movie showing how your teeth will move with each aligner. We may place a few invisible bonded bumps on your teeth to accelerate your results. You will go home with several aligners and instructions to change to the next one every few days.

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Advantages Of Invisalign™

Invisalign™ is an effective alternative to traditional braces and offers several advantages to you. Benefits of Invisalign™ include:

You’re entirely metal-free with Invisalign. Enjoy a natural smile that’s getting straighter every day.

Removing aligners takes just a few seconds and helps you maintain a healthy daily routine. By removing the trays, you can brush your teeth, floss, and enjoy all of your favorite foods. However, aligners need to be worn 22 hours each day to work.

Traditional braces use heavier forces and sharper components than Invisalign.™ The finely polished, smooth trays don’t irritate the inside of your mouth like metal braces.

With traditional metal braces, you can expect a treatment time up to as long as 5 years. Invisalign™ offers quicker results and may straighten teeth in 6-24 months.

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The Benefits Of Invisalign™ Compared To Other Clear Aligners

Using clear aligners has become a very popular method to straighten teeth. There are several options to choose from, each with their own benefits. It is essential to consult with your specialist to decide which option is best for you. Invisalign™ offers several benefits compared to its competitors, such as:

The biggest advantage Invisalign™ has over ClearCorrect and Candid Co., is that the entire Invisalign™ treatment process is overseen by a trained and experienced specialist. ClearCorrect and Candid Co. are take-home kits that are strictly done virtually. They require more responsibility and “hands-on” work, which can leave patients with uncertainty and doubt during the process.

Better Your Smile With Invisalign™

If you want to improve your confidence by transforming your smile, Invisalign™ is the perfect solution. It is an effective alternative to traditional metal braces that is comfortable, efficient, and “invisible.”

For more information about our Invisalign™ treatment, schedule your complimentary consultation by calling (347)727-0806.

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