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Let’s Talk About Invisalign Clear Aligners

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a row of beautiful, straight teeth? Or, do you see a mouth with crooked teeth? Maybe you see a mouth with gaps in between teeth. There might even be teeth out of place. If you are not happy with the way your teeth look, you may have considered getting braces. We do not blame you. However, if you are an adult, you may not want to look like you are a teenager. You may not want a mouth full of metal if you are giving a presentation to a group of executives. Metal mouths performing surgery or arguing a case isn’t that appealing either.

Did you know that if you are an adult, and you want braces, you have options? You do. There is a way you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Let us tell you about the Invisalign process. 

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign’s meaning is simple. It straightens your teeth invisibly. It is not a magic wand. Instead, Invisalign is clear plastic. And, that means very few people will notice you are wearing them. Invisalign straightens your teeth the same way that braces do. Instead of straightening your teeth all at once, like braces, Invisalign clear aligners straighten one or two teeth at a time.

Is Invisalign As Good as Regular Braces?

For most patients, Invisalign is just as good as regular braces. That’s because Invisalign works as well as regular braces to correct crooked teeth. Invisalign also works with teeth that are overcrowded or have gaps. There are some dental issues that Invisalign can’t fix. For example, if your teeth are severely crowded, or your bite is severely misaligned, Invisalign is not for you. We will be able to tell you whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign during your consultation. In general, for patients who need a lot of teeth moved, braces are the better option. However, if you need a few teeth moved around, or you have a small bite problem, Invisalign clear aligners can fix that.

How Long Does It Take to Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign?

Every patient is different. However, for most patients, Invisalign can cut your treatment plan six months shorter than with traditional braces. This is better for your social life and your wallet. We hate to pin down a time for treatment, but after your consultation, we will give you a timeline. We can also update your timeline when you come in to see us. Usually, Invisalign patients come and visit us every other month for checkups, and to get a new set of aligners. After treatment, you may also have to wear an Invisalign retainer at night.

How Much Does It Cost for Invisalign?

In general, Invisalign costs less than traditional braces. That’s because the treatment time is shorter, and the liners are plastic rather than metal. Did you know that you can remove Invisalign to eat and brush your teeth? This also lowers your cost because many patients who wear traditional braces need teeth whitening. Usually, patients also need teeth cleaning because it is difficult to clean your teeth with traditional braces.

Are you unhappy with your teeth? Do you want to fix your crooked teeth? Maybe you want to fix those ugly gaps in your teeth. Maybe you are asking, “Where can I find Invisalign near me?”

If you are looking for a dentist to work on your smile, give us a call! Contact Maiden Lane Dental. We are in the Financial District of NYC. We have built a reputation for being one of the best cosmetic dentists in NYC.