If you’ve been desiring a beautifully straight smile but the restrictions of traditional braces have been holding you back from pursuing treatment, you no longer have to worry about the attention-grabbing brackets and wires on your teeth. Invisalign® uses a series of removable, clear aligners that are nearly invisible to the naked eye to straighten your teeth!
There are many advantages to Invisalign® over the challenges typically associated with traditional braces, including:
The obvious appearance of metal braces may harm your self-esteem. In contrast, the clear aligners are virtually invisible. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the people around you noticing you have braces.
If you get traditional braces, the dentist will provide you with a long list of foods and drinks you should avoid during treatment. This means you will have to stop consuming some of your favorite foods and drinks, which is disheartening. On the other hand, you can eat and drink anything you want during the treatment period if you have the breakthrough clear aligners. All you have to do is to remove the aligners before you eat or drink and put them back on once done.
When utilizing standard braces to straighten your teeth, the dentist will advise you to avoid some physical activities, like sports. There are no limits on physical activities with Invisalign®. Remove the clear aligners before playing sports and wear them again when done.
Traditional braces often cause long-term pain during treatment due to the excess pressure they exert on the teeth. In contrast, modern clear aligners are customized to fit precisely over the teeth while exerting minimal pressure on the teeth. As a result, clear aligners cause no pain and are comfortable.
Since conventional braces permanently stay attached to your teeth during treatment, they are challenging to care for. Additionally, they can make it difficult for you to maintain tip-top oral hygiene. On the other hand, it’s easy to clean clear aligners, and you can remove them to undertake your regular oral hygiene tasks. This makes Invisalign® for teens an ideal choice for teenagers seeking to straighten their teeth.
You might be unsure about embracing modern clear aligners because you think Invisalign® treatment is a complicated process, but it’s pretty straightforward. It involves:
You are welcome to our dental facility for a free consultation about whether Invisalign® clear aligners will work for you. During the consultation, our team will evaluate your oral health to determine whether modern clear aligners are the best treatment for your particular situation.
Once we establish that clear aligners will work best for you, we will create an individualized treatment plan. This will involve taking detailed impressions and images of your teeth to work out your Invisalign® pathway. Many factors can influence the timeline for your transformation. However, with Invisalign® for adults, you can expect notable results in about a year and Invisalign® for teens in roughly 18 months.
Once your modern clear aligners are ready, we will guide you through the simple process of wearing them. The aligners are made of BPA-free smooth plastic and perfectly fit your teeth. You should wear them 24 hours daily. Remember to always remove them before engaging in physical activities or eating.
Since Invisalign clear aligners can move your teeth 1/10 mm daily, you will have to switch to updated aligners every two weeks. You will have follow up dental visits as your teeth move to new positions to keep the straightening transformation going.
Once your treatment is complete, you’ll be smiling from ear-to-ear with a beautifully straight smile! Some patients may require a follow-up retainer to keep their teeth properly aligned after treatment – this will be determined by Dr. Gurung.
You might not know what you are missing out on until you get that beautiful straight smile. Some of the benefits of a charming straight smile are:
Essence Smiles proudly offers Invisalign® orthodontic solutions for adults and teens in Queens. Be our guest and schedule a consultation with Dr. Gurung today to see if Invisalign® treatment is right for you. We listen, we care, we never rush, and we can’t wait to meet you! Give us a call (917) 285-2644 or click here to connect with us today.
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