January 1, 2018
There was a time when getting a straighter smile meant spending years in metal braces. But now, thanks to recent advances in orthodontics, it’s more convenient than ever before to achieve the smile of your dreams!
At Smile Design Dental, we’re proud to offer a product that we love and that our patients love too: Invisalign®! This game-changing treatment was created by an adult orthodontics patient who wanted to find a way to straighten teeth without metal.
The result was a virtually invisible plastic aligner that makes orthodontic treatment incredibly discreet. In fact, your friends and colleagues might not even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment!
And at our Newburgh, NY office, you’ll love the care you receive as much as you love the end result. Our compassionate team of dental professionals will help put you at ease the moment you walk through the door. We take patient comfort very seriously, and we’re willing to go the extra mile to ensure your experience at Smile Design Dental is a pleasant one!
1. It’s An Easy Way To Correct Crooked Teeth.
Invisalign consists of a series of plastic aligners, each custom-made to flawlessly fit your teeth. All you have to do is wear an aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing it when you eat. You’ll also remove it when you brush and floss your teeth. Then, every week or so, you’ll swap it out for the next aligner in the series.
This facilitates incremental changes in the positioning and alignment of your teeth. After your course of treatment, which on average lasts about 12 months, those little changes will have made a huge difference.
Plus, to make things even easier, caring for your Invisalign aligners is a breeze. You can purchase a specific cleaning kit for your aligners, but you can also brush and rinse them with lukewarm water. Unlike traditional metal braces, there’s no need for special flossers or waxes. And, Invisalign requires fewer checkups throughout the course of treatment, keeping your calendar clear for other things. That’s part of what makes Invisalign ideal for busy adults and others on the go.
2. The Aligners Are Virtually Invisible And Completely Removable.
Think of all special events and milestones you have coming up in the next year or two. Now think about having to attend those weddings, graduations, birthdays, job interviews, and important meetings with metal braces. Invisalign allows you to correct a crooked smile without any of the social awkwardness of metal braces.
Plus, if you do have a special occasion that you don’t want to wear your aligner for, simply remove it for the duration of the event! You’ll be able to enjoy your special night with confidence.
3. Invisalign Requires No Dietary Restrictions.
When you straighten your teeth with traditional metal braces, there’s an entire list of things you’re not supposed to eat. Popcorn, nuts, hard candy, and more are typically no-nos during orthodontic treatment because they can dislodge brackets.
But with Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about being without your favorite foods. Your treatment is bracket-less, and you remove your aligner during meals and snacks anyway. You can continue to enjoy all the foods you did before you started your orthodontic treatment.
4. There Are No Pesky Brackets And Wires.
Traditional braces can be a pain — literally — when the end of a wire becomes exposed or when you cut your lip on a bracket. Because Invisalign involves neither of those things, you won’t have to worry about the potential for injury.
Invisalign is a great choice for athletes. With traditional metal braces, athletes are often worried about breaking a bracket or otherwise damaging their hardware. But Invisalign allows athletes to swap out their aligner for their athletic mouthguard for the duration of the game. They’re keeping their teeth safe, and they’re comfortable while they’re doing it.
5. Invisalign Generally Costs About The Same As Traditional Metal Braces.
In most cases, Invisalign is effective at treating mild to complex cases of teeth and bite misalignment, just like traditional metal braces. They both usually cost about the same, too. The biggest difference is the convenience and freedom Invisalign affords!
Invisalign has changed what it means to straighten your teeth. And if you want to find out whether it’s right for you, just call Smile Design Dental! Our highly skilled team of dental professionals is passionate about transforming smiles. That’s because we know that when you look great, you feel great too.