If you are looking to straighten your smile, you may have heard about Invisalign as a possible alternative to standard braces. Invisalign treatment can move your teeth in a comfortable and convenient manner, while still resulting in a beautiful, natural smile. Here are the answers to your questions about Invisalign.
How Are Braces and Invisalign Different?
If you dislike the look of traditional wire braces, you may prefer a more discreet alternative, like Invisalign. Many people choose Invisalign because it helps them feel confident and professional in and out of the workplace. This treatment uses see-through aligners instead of wire and metal brackets; the transparent aligners are nearly undetectable. Invisalign is also not permanently fixed to your teeth, so you can comfortably eat any kind of food that you would like while undergoing treatment. Braces, on the other hand, can present moderate difficulties when it comes to eating.
What are Aligners?
The Invisalign treatment utilizes aligners to gradually change the position of your teeth. Your top aligners and bottom aligners work similarly to the way braces do—they reposition your teeth little by little until your smile is to your satisfaction. Every two weeks, another set of aligners is used for the next segment of treatment. Aligners can be removed, but they should be worn for about 20 to 22 hours per day. Aligners are the main tools used in Invisalign treatment, and it is their transparency that makes the process “invisible.”
Is Invisalign Expensive?
Everyone has different teeth and different circumstances, so the cost of dental procedures tends to vary. However, the cost of Invisalign and the cost of braces are typically similar. If you think that Invisalign is right for you, ask your doctor about the cost of the treatment based on your circumstances.
If you still have unanswered questions about Invisalign, call Dr. Kenn Kakosian D.D.S., P.C. at (212) 661-9777 or visit our website. We handle general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry in the New York City area. We also specialize in teeth whitening, veneers, and Invisalign. If you live in the New York City area, stop by today.