Very few people are born with what will eventually be perfect teeth and a perfect smile. Having to live with teeth that are misaligned or crooked can have a detrimental effect on a person’s self-confidence. Before the introduction of Invisalign, people in Yorktown Heights NY with imperfect tooth alignment had to make do with metal braces. Although metal braces are still used, many patients are having their teeth straightened and aligned “invisibly.” No more wires, no more brackets, no more problems.
There are benefits to using Invisalign rather than conventional braces.
- Almost Invisible
As the name implies, Invisalign aligners are almost invisible. The aligners are made from a dental grade clear plastic material. When they are in place, they are very difficult to see. This benefit is of particular importance to adults that are in the public eye.
Once metal braces have been fitted, they are there for the duration of the treatment. Although Invisalign aligners must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours every day, they can be removed for the other two hours. This makes it far easier to brush and floss, far easier than trying to perform oral hygiene when working around braces. Being removable means that there are no restrictions on your diet; if you want to eat an apple, feel free to do so.
Metal braces have unforgiving edges that can irritate your cheeks; not so with invisible aligners. Invisalign are smooth. There is no possibility that the inside of your mouth or your lips will be cut, or otherwise injured.
Invisalign is a complete system. Every two weeks you discard your current aligner and begin to use the next one in the set. If the dentist has designed your treatment to last a year, you will be given enough aligners to complete the process. As you can make the changes at home, fewer trips to the dentist are needed.
Invisalign is the modern way to reposition teeth. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, visit Northeast Dental, PLLC in Heights NY. For more information, visit http://www.northeastdentalny.com. Like us on our facebook page.
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