If metal braces aren’t for you, but you desire straighter teeth to achieve a beautiful smile, the experienced orthodontic providers at Dr. K Dental, located in Manhattan Beach of Brooklyn and Gramercy of Manhattan, New York, offer Invisalign® clear aligners to realign crooked teeth and give you a smile you’re proud to show off. Call Dr. K Dental to learn more about Invisalign or use the online scheduling tool today.
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that gradually straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. Rather than dealing with metal brackets used for traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable and nearly invisible, so most people won’t know you’re wearing them. The aligners are thin and provide a snug fit over your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a flexible thermoplastic material called SmartTrack®. The material is FDA-approved and free from BPA, BPS, gluten, and latex. Removable aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces as they are smooth and don’t irritate your mouth.
The Invisalign system is available in more than 90 countries worldwide for adult and teenage patients. The dentists at Dr. K Dental have special training in using clear aligners so you’ll receive the highest quality of care possible. Benefits of Invisalign are:
Invisalign has revolutionized the orthodontics industry and is a popular alternative to traditional braces.
Your provider may recommend custom individualized braces if you require more extensive orthodontic treatment that Invisalign won’t address properly. It involves using computer-aided technology to create custom brackets and wires unique to each tooth, resulting in enhanced comfort, fewer visits, faster treatment, and a better overall result compared with traditional braces.
Before you receive your series of aligners, an Invisalign-trained dentist at Dr. K Dental evaluates your smile and maps out a precise digital treatment plan customized just for you using a state-of-the-art 3D TRIOS® intraoral scanner. You’ll get to view images of the step-by-step smile transformation ahead of time. Your dentist sends the information to a dental lab to create your custom aligners.
Once you receive your aligners, you can begin wearing them! You’ll switch to a new set of aligners every 1-2 weeks as directed by your dentist and wear aligners 20-22 hours each day. Your teeth will gradually shift over time until you reach the desired results.
Your dentist lets you know how long Invisalign treatment will last but expect to wear clear aligners for about 12-18 months. You should notice desirable results after just a few weeks!
Caring for aligners and your teeth is easy. Remove the aligners when you eat and before brushing and flossing. You can brush aligners with a toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them with lukewarm water. Make sure to brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss every day, and attend regular teeth cleanings at Dr. K Dental for best results.
If you’re tired of crooked teeth and an undesirable smile, call Dr. K Dental for an Invisalign consultation or book an appointment online today.