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Get a Winning Smile with Invisalign

A winning smile is one of the best ways to increase your confidence. If you have been considering getting braces, but do not like the look of them or are skeptical about the pain associated with braces, Invisalign could be the answer. Maiden Lane Dental offers Invisalign, and our team can explain the benefits of the process to you. Invisible braces could be a great choice if you are concerned about how braces will look in a professional setting. Here are some things you should know about Invisalign before you visit Maiden Lane Dental in the Financial District, New York, NY.

What Is Invisalign?

The Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that you wear for an extended period. Every week or two, you will change the aligners. The new aligners will be slightly tighter than the previous pair, and this helps to straighten the teeth. The aligners are plastic and flexible. The plastic is BPA and BPS free, and are free of common allergens like latex and gluten.

Since the aligners are clear and flexible, they can be worn all day long and are easier to conceal than traditional or clear braces. The aligners can also be removed when eating or drinking, so that food or beverages will not be caught in the braces. This is why many people prefer Invisalign.

How to Get Started

Your dentist will create a treatment plan by taking digital photos of your teeth. The dentist will show you the pictures to explain the ways that Invisalign will straighten your teeth. The pictures are then transferred to a lab where your aligners will be created. Each new set of aligners will apply a little more pressure to your teeth each time you change the aligners. Your dentist keeps track of your progress to make sure that your teeth are straightening at the right place.

Benefits of Invisalign

The aligners in the Invisalign system are invisible for the most part. This means that they cannot be seen immediately. The aligners are only removed to brush and floss the teeth, and to eat and drink. You can also sleep in the aligners. Since there are no wires or brackets, you will not have to worry about lip or gum irritation.

Invisalign aligners are created from SmartTrack material. This makes the aligners more comfortable than some other plastic aligners to provide a more comfortable fit. Aligners from Invisalign are also trimmed according to the shape of your gum line to make the aligners look natural and make them more comfortable for long-term wear. Invisalign has improved the smiles of more than 6 million people.

Is Straight Teeth A Guarantee With Invisalign?

Since each smile is different, it is best to start Invisalign treatment with a detailed consultation. During the appointment, the dentist will inform you about all the ways that Invisalign can do to improve your smile. The dentist cannot guarantee a certain outcome in terms of treatment, but following the directions (i.e. wearing your aligners as much as possible and changing them when directed) could yield significant improvement in your smile. If there are significant dental issues that will impede the progress of Invisalign, your dentist will address and provide treatment options for these issues before you start wearing your aligners.

If you are looking for a Financial District Invisalign specialist, contact Maiden Lane Dental to get more information about all the ways Invisalign can work for you. Use our convenient contact form to get in touch with us and set up your appointment. We will properly treat and prepare your teeth for the procedure, which can include teeth whitening NY services, and schedule follow-up appointments with you throughout the Invisalign process.