Invisalign is a way to straighten your teeth without using traditional metal braces. At Smile Cafe, they are custom-created aligners made from clear plastics designed to shift your teeth into place gradually. During treatment, you switch out your aligner trays every couple of weeks as your teeth move closer to their correct positions. Many patients prefer this option to metal braces because it provides a discreet way to correct their teeth while freeing up their time.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The first step is to consult with an Invisalign-trained dentist or orthodontist. During this consultation, your teeth will be examined, and the orthodontist will determine if Invisalign is a suitable treatment option for you. If you proceed with Invisalign, a personalized treatment plan will be created. This involves a 3D digital scan or physical impressions of your teeth, which are used to represent your mouth digitally. Using specialized software, the orthodontist will create a virtual representation of your treatment plan. You'll see a 3D simulation of how your teeth gradually move and the expected final result.
Based on the treatment plan, a series of custom-made aligners will be created specifically for you. These aligners are made from a transparent, smooth plastic material that is virtually invisible when worn. You will be provided a series of aligners, each designed to be worn for about two weeks before progressing to the next set. You'll wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
The Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign aligners are made of clear, transparent plastic, making them virtually invisible when worn. This makes Invisalign popular for individuals who prefer a more discreet orthodontic treatment option.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth snugly. They are made of smooth plastic without sharp brackets or wires that can cause irritation or discomfort in the mouth. This contributes to a more comfortable orthodontic experience.
With Invisalign, you can maintain better oral hygiene compared to traditional braces. Since the aligners are removable, you can brush and floss your teeth as usual, reducing the risk of plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum problems.
No Dietary Restrictions
Because the aligners are removable, you can enjoy all types of food without restrictions. There are no concerns about damaging wires or brackets as there would be with traditional braces. Remove the aligners, eat your meal, and brush your teeth before reinserting them.
If you are ready to get a smile, visit Smile Cafe at 45 Park Ave, Professional Unit 1, New York, NY 10016, or call (212) 779-3494. We can discuss your goals and how we can help you reach them most comfortably and effectively.