We all like a beautiful smile, but sometimes the natural alignment of our teeth isn’t close to what we see as attractive. Orthodontic treatment is the sure way to align crooked teeth, but most adults balk at the idea initially. Will it not take years to straighten teeth? Won’t people notice? In reality, orthodontic dentistry has changed over the years, and patients don’t have to rely on traditional braces to correct their crooked smiles.
We can treat malocclusion cases at Park Avenue Dental in New York with discreet, faster, and more comfortable treatment. Invisalign is a clear aligner system that straightens teeth without wires and brackets!
Over the years, metal braces have been the go-to orthodontic treatment. However, now there is Invisalign, which uses a series of clear, removable braces to align your teeth. You simply wear one set of aligners after another and watch your teeth become straighter, much faster, and with comfort!
Straightening teeth with Invisalign starts with a consultation with Dr. Mary Taudel. Once we determine your candidacy, we digitally scan your mouth and feed the images to 3D software to simulate your treatment plan. The visualization maps out how each tooth will move and estimates the treatment timeline.
Next, we create a series of aligners you wear in a pattern to move your teeth slowly, week by week, until perfection is attained. To straighten your teeth much faster, your dentist will advise you to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours daily. This means you should sleep with your aligners on. Don’t worry because these trays are comfortable—you slip them into your mouth and forget you have them!
Most patients are excited about Invisalign because it straightens teeth faster than traditional braces. On average, Invisalign straightens teeth within one year, although mild orthodontic issues can be fixed in months.
Besides speed, the other benefits of Invisalign include:
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