There are many benefits to straight teeth. Teeth that are well-aligned can not only make your smile look more attractive, but are also the first line of defense in maintaining your oral health. Dental conditions like crooked, overlapping, or misaligned teeth can lead to issues with proper cleaning, uneven wear, and the ability to chew your food correctly. Many New York City-area patients may wish to straighten their smiles with adult braces, but the prospect of wearing metal braces is less than appealing to many individuals. Dr. Marianna Farber of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry combines Invisalign with VPro by Propel® Orthodontics for a rapid path to a straighter smile, minus the metal.
As a leading cosmetic and restorative dentist, Dr. Farber assists patients with their desire for attaining a straight, healthy smile at a faster rate. Read on to learn more about this revolutionary approach and gain insight into whether you may be a candidate for Propel with Invisalign treatment.
How can Invisalign help me?
Thanks to the advanced technology used to formulate the Invisalign system, wearing these aligners as recommended is capable of addressing several types of common orthodontic problems, including:
- Open bite
- Gaps between teeth
- Overlap or crowding
- Crooked teeth
- Narrow arches
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign for crooked teeth is a discreet, less noticeable method of repositioning teeth to more favorable locations within the smile. When these clear, virtually invisible aligners are in the mouth, most people will not even notice them. Obtaining a smile that is straight and healthy is now more convenient than ever.
Invisalign utilizes computer-generated aligner trays made from a transparent, durable material. Our team takes a digital impression of the mouth, which is sent to a special Invisalign lab to create a series of custom Invisalign trays. Each set of clear trays is typically worn over the upper and lower teeth for two weeks, for a period of 20 – 22 hours each day, and are easily removed from the mouth when eating, cleaning the teeth, and playing sports. As the trays are worn, they gradually move the teeth to a more aligned position in the mouth.
Patients often report that the clear aligner trays are comfortable and mesh nicely with their busy lifestyles. Though some patients are still better off wearing traditional metal braces, an increasing number of New York City patients are turning to Invisalign to achieve an attractive smile. In many cases, choosing Invisalign can cut orthodontic treatment time by up to 50 percent when compared to traditional braces.
The many benefits of Invisalign
The most obvious benefit of choosing Invisalign is properly aligned teeth. But this clear aligner system is also preferred over metal braces for other reasons.
- Invisible. The transparent material from which Invisalign aligners are made makes them nearly invisible and practically undetectable to others. There is no need to worry about the look of metal hardware interfering with your smile.
- Eat whatever you want. Patients who wear metal braces have to avoid hard candy, popcorn, and other types of foods that could loosen the metal brackets. With Invisalign, anything goes since you take out the aligners to eat.
- Easy to wear. Since Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic, they are more comfortable to wear and do not cause poking or irritation of the tongue, cheeks, and gums. There is also never a need to worry about fixing broken brackets or wires.
- Improved cleanliness. Metal brackets and wires tend to harbor plaque, bacteria, and food debris and can be challenging to brush and floss. With Invisalign, you remove the trays to brush and floss as normal. This can also eliminate the risk of infection and gum tissues becoming inflamed around brackets and wires.
Add VPro for expedited results
Propel Orthodontics offers an innovative treatment that specializes in expediting the process of tooth movement and stabilization. Propel technology can also be utilized with traditional orthodontics, but it is currently being frequently paired with Invisalign to give patients quicker results. Invisalign works alongside a small device known as the VPro+™. This superior treatment supplies high-frequency vibration to the teeth and jawbone when placed in the mouth. Patients wear this little device in the mouth at home (positioned between the upper and lower teeth) for only five minutes each day. For some individuals, VPro may reduce the treatment time for each set of Invisalign clear aligners to one week instead of 14 days without VPro.
Your Invisalign dentist can help
Invisalign offers a fantastic combination of comfort and convenience for overcoming orthodontic issues. Thanks to these advancements in dental technology, a healthy, straight smile is more convenient and attainable than ever before. If you think that you could benefit from orthodontic care, Dr. Marianna Farber of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry is a highly skilled Invisalign dentist in New York City, NY. Please contact our office and schedule a consultation today to see if Invisalign can give you a straighter smile without metal braces.