While many people love the idea of having straighter teeth, the fixed brackets and wires of braces can deter them. At HP Dental in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, Heejoo Pyon, DDS, proudly offers Invisalign®. This system of clear aligners is sleek, removable, and transparent for everyday wear. The entire treatment process is digital, so you never have to worry about messy impressions and uncomfortable scans. Call the clinic today or book an appointment online to learn more about Invisalign.
Invisalign is an orthodontic alternative to braces that relies on clear, transparent aligners to straighten teeth rather than fixed brackets and metal wires. Clear aligners include thin plastic materials that mold to your teeth’s exact shape and size.
You can take Invisalign out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. Others won’t be able to tell when you’re wearing them, making clear aligners an attractive option for teenagers and adults.
Made of BPA-plastic materials, Invisalign applies gentle force to your teeth to shift them into a straighter position, just like braces. The key difference is the way they employ force.
The brackets included in braces bond to the surface of your teeth. A thin metal wire runs through each bracket and applies the same level of force across the arch. While effective, orthodontic treatment with braces can be uncomfortable.
Since Invisalign is a customized treatment, your aligners can target specific teeth for a more comfortable experience. Clear aligners are also removable, so you can take them out periodically if they feel uncomfortable.
Invisalign offers many benefits for people interested in straightening their teeth. Popular advantages of Invisalign include:
Clear aligners are less visible than braces due to their transparent nature. They don’t draw attention to your teeth, so you can feel confident when smiling.
Invisalign allows you to brush, floss, eat, and drink as you normally do. You can remove your aligners when necessary. For example, you may want to take them off for special events.
Clear aligners are smooth and don’t rub against your inner cheeks like braces, resulting in fewer cuts and sores.
Creating Invisalign clear aligners is a completely digital process. Your dentist takes digital X-rays and impressions to create your treatment plan. They upload these scans into the Invisalign software to design your plan and send the information to the company’s dental lab, which creates your aligners.
Most plans involve changing your aligners once every week or so. You must wear Invisalign for at least 20-22 hours a day to stay on track with your plan.
Call HP Dental today or book an appointment online to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign.