For most of the 20th century, bulky and obtrusive metal braces were the only way to correct misaligned bites, crooked teeth, and other dental malocclusions. The inception of Invisalign, one of the most profound advances in modern dentistry, changed this. To learn more about Invisalign technology and how it can work to give you that radiant, confident smile you have always wanted, continue reading this article.
Invisalign Aligner Trays:
When you and your dentist decide that Invisalign is the right form of orthodontic treatment for you, a series of smooth and comfortable plastic aligners will be custom-made to fit your mouth, based on dental impressions and computer technologies.
The Treatment Process:
Each set of aligners is worn for approximately two weeks. Aligners should be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. Over time, your teeth will gradually shift into place in accordance with the plan your dentist designed for you. Depending on your initial malocclusion and the progress you make with your Invisalign treatment, you will see your dentist approximately once every six weeks for a status evaluation and any altered aligners you may need.
The average total treatment time for Invisalign teeth straightening is significantly less than that for traditional metal braces. Aligners are also comfortable, causing only minor pain and tenderness that is not long-lasting. Aligners can also be removed to eat, brush, and floss. One of the most invaluable benefits of Invisalign is their virtual invisibility. Invisalign aligners will not be visible in pictures while you are wearing them, and people are unlikely to notice you are undergoing Invisalign treatment.
Are you a Manhattan resident who is looking for a cosmetic dentist? Would you like to learn more about the ideal Invisalign treatment plan for you? Located Midtown in the historic Chrysler Building, Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. can provide you with professional dental services. To arrange an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Kakosian and his team today, call (212) 661-0949.