Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in East Village, New York, NY
Crooked teeth don’t just impact your self-esteem, they also put you at risk of serious dental problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay. If conventional braces aren’t right for you, Adam Nusblatt, DMD, and the team at Nusblatt Dental in the East Village of Manhattan in New York City offer custom-made Invisalign® clear aligners. These clear aligners are virtually invisible, so you can show off your smile while you treat it. Schedule an appointment with Nusblatt Dental by calling the office or booking online today.
Invisalign® Q & A
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system uses custom-made clear aligners to straighten your teeth gradually, much like conventional braces. The main difference between the two is that conventional braces require fixed metal brackets and wires, while clear aligners are removable trays made out of BPA-free plastic.
Which dental problems can Invisalign treat?
Invisalign can help you achieve and maintain a beautiful smile if you have:
- Crooked teeth
- Open bite
- Large gaps in teeth
- Crowded teeth
With shorter treatment periods than conventional braces, you can have a straighter smile in a matter of months thanks to Invisalign.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
When compared to conventional braces, Invisalign offers a number of advantages, including:
It takes about 18 months to three years to straighten your teeth with conventional braces, while Invisalign produces similar results in as little as 6-18 months.
Metal brackets and wires can irritate your gums and inner cheeks. Fortunately, clear aligners are smooth and mold to your teeth, so they won’t cause any irritation.
While they must be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours a day, you can remove your clear aligners to eat, drink, and brush your teeth.
The metal brackets and wires of conventional braces turn brushing and flossing your teeth into a chore. Because clear aligners are removable, you can care for your oral health just as you did before.
It’s hard to feel confident in your smile when you’re showing off a mouth full of wires and brackets. Invisalign is completely clear, so other people won’t even be able to tell when you’re wearing them.
What is the Invisalign process like?
Designing your individualized Invisalign treatment plan may take several appointments. During the first visit, Dr. Nusblatt evaluates your mouth and uses a special digital scanner to take highly accurate impressions of your teeth. These digital impressions completely eliminate the mess and discomfort of traditional mold impressions.
Once the uploads your digital impressions into the Invisalign software, Dr. Nusblatt can design a week-by-week treatment plan for you. Every two weeks, you’ll receive a new set of custom-made trays that gradually straighten your teeth.
What makes Invisalign unique is that Dr. Nusblatt can adjust your treatment plan in the Invisalign software whenever necessary.
If you’re ready for a straighter smile, call Nusblatt Dental or schedule an appointment online today.