Old-school wire-and-bracket braces are no longer the only way to attain a beautiful smile — Invisalign® clear aligners provide an easier, more efficient, and more comfortable way to correct alignment, close gaps, and create the smile you’ve always wanted. At Carnegie Hill Dental Group on New York City’s Upper East Side, orthodontic expert Bharat Vohra, DDS, offers Invisalign to teen and adult patients alike. To learn more, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.
Invisalign is a groundbreaking orthodontic system that uses a series of clear, custom aligner trays to straighten your teeth, correct bite alignment, eliminate crowding, and close small gaps over time.
In addition to fixing mild to moderate spacing problems, the Invisalign system can help address protruding teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
Made from medical grade, BPA-free plastic, Invisalign clear aligners are both removable and inconspicuous, which means you can take them out when it’s time to eat or brush your teeth, and most people won’t notice when you’re wearing them.
The Invisalign system is backed by over two decades of clinical research, more than 450 patents for industry-changing technologies, and the successful results of more than 6 million patients.
Much like traditional braces, the primary goal of Invisalign is to change the position of your teeth through applied force. The Invisalign system is more efficient and effective than regular braces, however, in that it offers better control and timing of that force.
You can expect to wear each aligner in the series for 1-2 weeks, depending on your treatment needs. Your teeth become straighter as you progress from one aligner to the next; your personal Invisalign plan specifies which teeth are moved at each stage for maximal efficiency and optimal results.
Invisalign offers several major advantages over regular braces, including:
Because they’re clear, Invisalign aligners won’t detract from your smile. This makes them an attractive alternative to traditional wire-and-bracket braces for teens and adults alike.
Although you need to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20 hours a day for best results, you can conveniently remove them for a job interview, first date, or soccer match.
Old-school fixed braces can be notoriously hard to keep clean; being able to remove your Invisalign aligners when it’s time to eat, brush, and floss makes it much easier to maintain optimal oral hygiene throughout your treatment.
Made from precision-contoured SmartTrack®, a smooth material that won’t scrape your gums or damage your tooth enamel, Invisalign aligners provide a close, unbeatably comfortable fit.
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call the office today or use the easy online tool to book an appointment anytime.