Invisalign is a terrific choice for orthodontic treatment. Far more comfortable than traditional metal braces, Invisalign works through a series of clear plastic aligners that, over time, correctly position your teeth. These aligners are shaped from the computer-generated images that your dentist takes.
The Invisalign System
The Invisalign system moves your teeth into a straighter position over time. From a series of custom aligners, new trays are changed each week at home. Each time you place a new aligner in your mouth, your teeth are a bit straighter, as every subsequent tray is shaped to move and straighten teeth gradually into position over time until they match up with an aligner.
Instead of the fixed metal wires of traditional braces which pull teeth into a new position, Invisalign uses clear aligner molds.
Those individual aligners are each worn 1-2 weeks as prescribed. During the total time you wear Invisalign, your custom plan varies with the number of trays required, because you and your teeth are both unique.
However many aligner trays are worn, it’s important to keep them in your mouth for the 20-22 hours required daily. Otherwise, your teeth won’t move into the anticipated place, throwing off the aligner trays and their fit.
You’ll visit your dentist on average between eight to twelve weeks, to be sure the Invisalign treatment is progressing well.
Why Choose Invisalign?
At Manhattan Dental Spa, we’ve successfully completed thousands of Invisalign treatments since we began offering the system to our patients in 2005. As a result, we’ve been awarded an elite provider status and platinum status.
There are many reasons to choose Invisalign aligners instead of traditional metal braces. Here are a few:
- Invisalign® clear aligners are almost invisible, made from clear plastic, so no one will know that you’re transforming your smile.
- Comfortable and convenient, created using SmartTrack® material, Invisalign® removable aligners offer a fit so you can continue your regular daily life without inconvenience. They’re removable 2 to 4 hours every day, while eating and cleaning your teeth, unlike metal braces, which must be worn 24/7 even if uncomfortable.
- Treatment is quick, and you may achieve your orthodontic goals faster than with traditional braces.
- Invisalign® can effectively treat a variety of orthodontic issues, including cross bites, crowding, open bites, gapped teeth, overbites, and underbites, and show proven results.
What is the Invisalign® Treatment Process?
Your Invisalign treatment process starts with a scan of your smile, creating an accurate digital impression using our iTero® digital scanner.
Next, we’ll create your optimal treatment plan, using Invisalign®’s ClinCheck® software.
And, even before treatment begins, we can show you how your smile will shift and your teeth align from beginning to end.
Once your digital plan is finalized, your custom aligners are created using our state-of-the-art printing process.
Wear Your Aligners
All that’s left is to wear your Invisalign® clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, and take them out only to eat, brush, and floss.
Clean your aligner trays themselves with a toothbrush whenever you brush your teeth, too.
Who Can Wear Invisalign?
Just about everyone: teens, kids, and adults.
All you have to do is simply remember to wear them every day as directed.
Manhattan Dental Spa is Ready to Help
Interested in learning more about Invisalign? As an Invisalign Platinum Provider, our dental team has the knowledge and experience you’re looking for. We can answer all your questions or schedule an appointment. Reach out to us today!