Ask Dr. Abernathy About Invisalign for Smile Alignment Without Traditional Braces
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
New York, NY area patients who are unhappy with the alignment of their teeth are often afraid of bringing up their concerns with their dentist. This is because they think the only way to improve their smile is with the use of metal bracket and wire braces. While traditional orthodontia is commonly used for patients who require bite and tooth alignment, it is not the only way to achieve results. With the use of Invisalign, patients can improve their smile while also feeling confident throughout treatment.
Understanding how Invisalign works
Invisalign is a popular choice for enhancing the smile. This is because it utilizes a clear tray that fits over the natural smile and helps to gradually reposition the teeth. Invisalign is popular because the trays are practically invisible when patients are wearing them, eliminating the concern of metal covering the smile for months or years at a time.
Who is a candidate for Invisalign orthodontics?
The best candidate for Invisalign orthodontics is a patient who has mild to moderate misalignment of the dental arch. This may include bite corrections that are required, like an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. Our team of professionals will assess patients who are interested in treatment to determine if they are an appropriate fit for Invisalign. Those with more severe issues may still be referred to an orthodontic specialist that our dentist knows and trusts.
How long do I wear the trays?
Many patients are curious to learn about how long treatment is and how often they need to wear their trays. Trays should be worn at all times day and night, except when patients are brushing, flossing, eating, or drinking, during which they can be easily removed and replaced afterwards. If patients do not comply with their treatment, desired results may not be achieved and delays may occur. The time needed to achieve the final result also depends on the severity of the misalignment and compliance by the patient.
Ready to discuss the possibilities for smile alignment?
Contact Dr. Angela Abernathy of Boutique Smiles of Manhattan in the New York, NY area to learn more about Invisalign as an opportunity to improve the smile! The practice is located at 141 East 55th Street, Suite 2B and can be reached by phone at (212) 262-2952.
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