2022 is finally here, and if you’re still looking for the perfect New Year’s resolution, it’s not too late to invest in a new you with Invisalign® clear aligners 一 available now at Ardsley Dental Spa in Ardsley, New York.
Whether you’re unhappy with a small gap or frustrated when you try to floss crowded teeth, you’ve possibly wondered if Invisalign is right for you. Below, Dr. Hinna Chaudhry highlights what to consider.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth without the metal wires and brackets associated with traditional braces. The Invisalign system relies on clear aligner trays that gently shift your teeth into the desired position.
Unlike with metal braces, you won’t have to make any dietary changes with Invisalign since you simply remove your trays to eat. Invisalign trays are also more comfortable, more convenient, and oh-so-discreet.
All of these benefits make it easy to see why over 11 million people have said yes to Invisalign.
As with any orthodontic treatment, Invisalign isn’t right for everyone. However, you might be a good candidate if:
Invisalign can address many orthodontic concerns, including:
Note that if your teeth misalignment (malocclusion) is severe, you may require more extensive treatment. During your Invisalign consultation, Dr. Chaudhry examines your mouth and reviews your images to determine if Invisalign can address your specific orthodontic concerns.
Invisalign trays are removable, but they should be worn for 20-22 hours each day for the best results. This leaves time enough for you to eat and clean your teeth before replacing the trays in your mouth.
A good candidate for Invisalign understands the time commitment for wearing the trays and intends to adhere to these guidelines.
Invisalign aligners are made with SmartTrack®, a material clinically demonstrated to be more comfortable than metal braces. But adults and teens alike also love that they’re clear, meaning most people won’t even know you’re wearing Invisalign 一 unless you tell them.
Metal braces are notorious for contributing to oral lesions, blisters, and lacerations on your cheeks, tongue, and lips. This alone can be a big turn-off for someone considering orthodontic treatment. Invisalign trays are smooth, so you won’t cut your lips on them.
On average, most Invisalign treatment plans take 12-18 months, but your specific timeline varies depending on the complexity of your case and how often you wear your aligners.
Regardless of your timeline, each time you switch to a new tray, your teeth gradually move closer and closer to their final destination. And thanks to advanced technology 一 ClinCheck® software 一 that journey can be mapped out before you start treatment.
For a new you in the new year, call Ardsley Dental Spa at 914-348-9815 to schedule your Invisalign consultation or request your visit online today.