Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business and social reasons, or even for a special occasion like your wedding day. Or perhaps you’re a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective yet modern-day solution. Either way, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® can provide a simple way to accomplish this without having to put your life on hold.
How Invisalign Works
01 – Start with a consultation
Your doctor will examine your teeth and show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you.
02 – Get your personalized treatment plan
Start with a fast, precise digital scan (no goopy putty required). Then your doctor will map out a custom treatment plan just for you. You’ll even get to preview your new smile.
03 – Your aligners are customized for you
Your aligners are custom made for you in the largest, most advanced mass customization process in the world.
04 – Pick up your first aligners
From the first day of treatment to the last, you’re never on your own — your doctor will be with you every step of your way.
05 – Live your life without interruptions
Your life moves fast. And with Invisalign clear aligners, nothing will slow you down.
06 – Nothing can stop you now
Your new smile is just the beginning. What else will you conquer?
The Advantage of Invisalign
Invisalign® is a system for straightening teeth that don’t require the use of metal or wires; Invisalign® utilizes a number of clear trays to correct your smile. These trays are made to fit over your teeth throughout each phase of teeth movement, in order to help you meet your goals.
Because this system uses clear, removable trays, you’ll enjoy:
An Easy Oral Hygiene Routine: Your aligners can be taken out and brushed gently for a thorough clean – no special picks or floss required.
Diet Freedom: Because the trays are removable, you can take them out to eat and drink. You won’t have to worry about damaging the appliance with your food choices because you won’t be wearing the clear trays at mealtimes.
Low-Profile Care: Invisalign® is so-named because its specially designed trays are ultra-clear. You might be surprised to learn that many people won’t know you’re wearing them.
Full Comfort: The plastic aligners are smooth and won’t hurt the inside of your cheeks, your tongue, or lips.
While braces of any kind might seem too youthful for adult patients, Invisalign® is perfect for both teenage and mature patients. Because it’s so discreet, you don’t have to worry about treatment affecting your professional or social life. Our Manhattan dentist recommends Invisalign® for just about any orthodontic problem. If you have an off-balance bite, crowded teeth, or a gapped smile, we can help you address these issues with our clear braces treatment.
Open bite often occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Most often caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can cause poor or painful chewing and even speech impairment. It can also lead to greater issues like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space, creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.
An overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or over development of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Crossbite can occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.
Teeth crowding occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time, and result in severely crooked teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.
Images and videos are presented for reference purposes only and are not intended to represent the actual results a future Invisalign patient will achieve. Treatment times and results will vary by patient. Please consult your dentist to determine if Invisalign treatment is right for you.
How Do I Get Invisalign® in Manhattan NY?
The first step to getting Invisalign clear braces is to contact our office for your consultation. Our dentist will sit with you to determine your goals and help tailor treatment to your needs. We will take a state of the art, digital impression of your mouth and show you a simulation of your treatment outcome.
Ready to learn more about Invisalign®? Contact Manhattan.dental, we’re confident that a straight and healthy smile can do wonders for your health and happiness. If you have anymore questions about how you can get Invisalign® in Manhattan NY, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation, call our office at (212) 203-7461 or schedule a consultation online. We look forward to giving you the smile you deserve!