A beautiful smile doesn’t need to be so challenging to get. Many people desire a symmetrical, gorgeous smile but are discouraged by the appearance of braces when they smile. The Carnegie Dental Wellness specialists ensure that you can still speak and smile confidently while undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign Midtown West Manhattan.
An overview of Invisalign
When it comes to straightening your teeth, clear aligners are a better option than braces. Although braces have been in the market longer than clear aligners, the latter has become increasingly popular over the past few years due to their convenience and effectiveness. The oldest type of clear aligner is the Invisalign, and even currently, the other brands in the market are no match for it. Medical experts create Invisalign from SmartTrack (a thermoplastic material). As its name suggests, Invisalign is less conspicuous, allowing you to smile and laugh confidently without worrying about people staring.
The Carnegie Dental Wellness team customizes them to fit perfectly and comfortably over your teeth. No metal brackets or wires bonded to your teeth make them more comfortable than braces. Your provider may recommend wearing a new set of aligners every three weeks until you achieve your smile goals. The treatment is hassle-free and painless.
Dental concerns that you can correct with Invisalign
Invisalign can address several dental imperfections, including crowding and mild and moderate bite concerns. If you feel that your smile is not symmetrical, you can consult Dr. Bacopoulou about Invisalign. You can correct dental problems with this treatment, including underbite, crooked teeth, wide gaps between teeth, crossbite, and overlapping teeth. If your crooked jaw prevents you from chewing or biting correctly, you may also benefit from Invisalign.
What the treatment involves
During your initial appointment at Carnegie Dental Wellness, Dr. Bacopoulou performs a thorough oral exam and discusses your dental goals. She may also use X-rays to examine the position and alignment of your jaw and teeth. If your provider detects alignment issues, she takes impressions of your mouth and puts them in a computer-aided program to create a personalized orthodontic plan. Afterward, the team sends the prints to an onsite Invisalign lab where the techs create custom clear aligners. Once your first set of clear aligners is ready, you may need to return to the facility to pick them up. Your provider may schedule appointments every two weeks to help you transition to a new set of aligners.
How long you will need to wear your clear aligners
This treatment often starts showing desirable results after approximately 12 months. To minimize your treatment period, you may need to wear clear aligners for at least 20 hours daily. Additionally, faithfully attend all your appointments and follow your provider’s instructions. You also need to take care of your clear aligners by cleaning and rinsing them with cool tap water to prevent the development of hygiene-related dental issues like cavities. If you have any questions or doubts about Invisalign, you can consult Dr. Bacopoulou.
To experience the dramatic results of Invisalign, call the Carnegie Dental Wellness office or book an appointment online.