Crooked or misaligned teeth can impact the function of your smile as well as your self-confidence and quality of life. If you’re looking for an alternative to metal braces, New Century Smile in Midtown East, Manhattan, is a leading provider of Invisalign® clear aligners. Led by George Manthas, DDS, the team specializes in patient-centered cosmetic and general dentistry. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call the New York City office to book an appointment today.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative solution to crooked and misaligned teeth allowing you to straighten your teeth without the use of unsightly metal braces. In many cases, Invisalign is a safer, lower-risk alternative to metal braces. Invisalign aligners are removable and don’t irritate the teeth or gums, lowering your risk for infection.
Invisalign aligners are discreet and allow you to eat and brush regularly. With Invisalign, patients can effectively improve the alignment of their teeth without the food restrictions or discomfort of metal braces.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners that gradually shift the alignment of your teeth. Invisalign is used to address several common issues like overbites, underbites, and crowded teeth. During your appointment at New Century Smile, the team evaluates your smile and works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made. Depending on the alignment of your teeth and your desired results, the average treatment takes about 12 to 18 months. During this time, you wear a different clear aligner for one or two weeks at a time.
Each aligner differs slightly, slowly shifting the alignment of your teeth. You also meet with your dentist every four to six weeks to ensure successful treatment.
Is Invisalign painful?
Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are quite comfortable. Some patients experience temporary discomfort when moving on to a new aligner, but this typically subsides within a few days. Because Invisalign clear aligners are custom made for your smile, there’s little chance for irritation of your gums or teeth.
To get the best results and to avoid oral health complications, it’s important to maintain your clear aligners. Rinsing them regularly and brushing after every meal helps you avoid issues like staining and plaque build-up.
Once the treatment is complete, you wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back to their original position.
Invisalign is a safe, effective, and discreet alternative to metal braces. To speak with the team about straightening your teeth with Invisalign clear aligners, book an appointment at New Century Smile by phone today.
Straighten Your Smile
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic alternative to traditional braces. Sometimes called “invisible braces,” Invisalign is the modern way to straighten teeth.
How does it work? Instead of using wires, harsh glues and rubber bands, Invisalign improves the couture of your teeth with custom-fit tray aligners. These trays are clear, so your natural smile can shine through during the alignment process.
Though most people wouldn’t know the dangers of having what dentist call “malocclusion”, or un aligned teeth. However crooked teeth can lead to major oral and overall health problems! When teeth are not aligned properly and is left untreated can lead to periodontal disease. As well as, creates tremendous amounts of stress on teeth, leading to premature wear and tear.
Over 47% of the U.S. population aged 30 and over have some form of periodontists. Furthermore, 64% of adults aged 65 and over have moderate to severe forms of periodontal disease. According to research done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Periodontal Disease begins as gum redness or bleeding while brushing your teeth or using dental floss, and you may even notice halitosis, or bad breath. Left un-treated gum inflammation will become worse, leading to soft tissue damage, receding gums, the formation of pockets between the teeth and gums, bone loss, eventually tooth loss, and finally DENTURES!
Straightening your teeth can cause a significant difference to obtaining a healthy mouth. When teeth are crowded plaque with harmful bacteria are attacking teeth at the root creating pockets. Bacteria causes surrounding gum tissue to recede and untreated leads to bone loss. Periodontal infections caused by this build-up of bacteria has increased your risk of coronary heart disease, strokes, complications of diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and respiratory disease!
Properly aligned teeth greatly reduce the risk of expensive sometimes painful dental procedures required to repair the effects of periodontal disease, and the effects of abnormal force, such as tooth chipping, breaking, and wear. Properly positioned teeth are easier to brush and floss than crowded, crooked, rotated, or spaced far apart are.
- Aligned Teeth Decrease The Build-Up Of Plaque & Tarter Increasing Overall Health
- Quick Easy Pain Free Dental Visits
- No Messy Wires and Brackets
- Almost Invisible
- Greatly Decrease The Risk Of Dentures and Expensive Gum Surgery
- Improved Smile Empowers Confidence
- Multiple Financial Options
- Affordable For Any Budget In Any Economy
If you want an easy teeth-straightening alternative to braces, call the midtown New York City dentists at our office. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help you get the results that you want and need. Learn more by speaking to a member of our team today!