All American Smile Dental Studios is pleased to provide Invisalign® at our New York offices. Although some people call Invisalign® “clear braces”, our practice offers them as an alternative to traditional braces. They are actually clear aligners that gradually and gently reposition misaligned teeth. The results that have accomplished using clear braces with Invisalign® are incredible.
The Invisalign® Process
Before beginning Invisalign® treatment, patients meet with one of our dentists to determine if they are candidates for Invisalign®. Generally, patients with minor misalignment – crowding, gaps, and bite problems – are candidates. Patients who are candidates for Invisalign® return to the office for their first appointment, wherein the dentist takes a mold of the teeth, which he sends to the Invisalign® laboratory. There, lab technicians use the molds to craft the first set of trays.
The technicians use advanced computer software to plan the final result. They create a series of trays to be switched out every two weeks; each successive set moves the teeth closer to their final position. The trays are shipped to the patient’s residence, so the patient only has to return to our office for occasional check-ups (approximately every six months). When patients wear their trays as directed (day and night, taking them out only to eat, drink, brush, and floss), results are possible in as little as 6 to 18 months. After completing Invisalign® treatment, some patients choose teeth whitening to polish their smiles.
Advantages of Clear Braces
The many advantages of Invisalign® make them the clear alternative to braces. Our patients have enjoyed the discreet treatment process. The trays are virtually invisible, so patients can wear them to social occasions with confidence. The aligners are also removable, so patients can still enjoy all their favorite foods and brush and floss easily.
Contact All American Smile Dental Studios
If you would like to straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal braces, consider Invisalign®, clear trays that are a great alternative to braces. Contact our office today to schedule an Invisalign® consultation.