Invisalign® is an innovative orthodontic solution to give you a gorgeous smile without unattractive metal brackets and wires. At White Plains Family Dentistry, in White Plains, New York, the team of dental experts corrects a variety of dental alignment issues with Invisalign. Call White Plains Family Dentistry or make an appointment online today to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
Invisalign®® is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of custom-made, clear, medical-grade plastic aligners to correct the positioning of your teeth. The dentists at White Plains Family Dentistry recommend Invisalign® treatment to address issues including:
While severe alignment issues may require traditional orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® is suitable for almost every dental imperfection.
Invisalign® treatment begins with a comprehensive consultation, including X-rays and scans of your teeth. Your dentist uses those X-rays and scans to plan the migration of your teeth and sends the plan to a dental lab where technicians custom make your series of aligners.
You wear each pair of aligners for two weeks before changing them out for the next pair in your series. Each pair of aligners is designed to put pressure on your teeth and guide them into their corrected positions.
When you get your first set of aligners, your dentist gives you instructions on how to use them. While you can remove your aligners to eat and clean your teeth, you should wear them for 22-23 hours every day.
At first, you have biweekly appointments for your dentist to check your progress and to get the next set of aligners. However, after you settle into your treatment, and your dentist is satisfied that your teeth are moving as planned, they may give you up to four sets of aligners, and you change them every two weeks at home.
Unlike traditional braces that require biweekly appointments throughout your treatment for your dentist to tighten your wires, with Invisalign®, you may only need dental appointments every six to eight weeks.
One of the primary benefits of Invisalign® is that the aligners are nearly invisible while you’re wearing them, so other people will only know you’re having orthodontic treatment if you tell them.
Additionally, you can take your aligners out to eat and clean your teeth. This means that you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods and that you can brush and floss as you would normally instead of having to work around brackets and wires.
Invisalign® is also more comfortable than traditional braces. While there’s a little pressure when you change your aligners, you don’t have to worry about scratching your cheeks on wires or painful adjustments.
If you want to know more about Invisalign® and if it’s right for you, call White Plains Family Dentistry or schedule a consultation online today.