Invisalign Clear Aligners

What Are the Health Risks of Misaligned Teeth?

Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic option not only to improve the look, but also the health of your teeth. Having aligned teeth is attractive, and also a great treatment to prevent gum disease and cavities. Properly aligned teeth make chewing more comfortable and reduce the likelihood of fractures because the bite is more balanced.

Invisalign in Midtown, Manhattan

Dr. Philips as a skilled provider of Invisalign and treats patients of all ages to improve their health and confidence with Invisalign clear braces. 

Dr. Philips will take photos, digital x-rays, and impressions of the patient’s teeth. Then, she will work with the Invisalign treatment planning software setting the treatment for your specific goals. Invisalign will generate a computer simulation of the teeth movements and final result. 

You can review all the images with Dr. Philips. After that Dr. Philips will order the aligners. She will bond small, invisible, tooth-colored buttons, if necessary, and will deliver the first aligner set for you to get started. 

The Benefits of Invisalign

While their discreet orthodontic treatment is the biggest advantage of opting for clear aligner braces, they boast many other benefits, including:

  • Aligners are removable
  • No dietary restrictions
  • No rough edges or wires to irritate delicate mouth tissues
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Invisalign has a great reputation
  • More popular than ClearCorrect and other brands

Invisalign is appropriate for most orthodontic conditions, such as overlapping or unevenly spaced teeth, gaps between teeth, overbite, underbite, and tilted teeth. For highly complex cases, traditional orthodontics might be beneficial.

How to Maximize Your Invisalign Treatment

Dr. Philips will set-up a schedule for aligner wear and follow-up visits to ensure your treatment is going as planned. Following a simple set of guidelines will help your treatment progress successfully.

  • Wear aligners for about two weeks (unless otherwise directed) before changing
  • Wear your clear braces for most of the day – about 22 hours
  • Keep the orthodontic appliances clean
  • Maintain regular follow-up visits
  • Remove aligners to drink hot liquids
  • Keep your clear braces away from pets and hot vehicles

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

Most patients achieve results in 1-2 years. Dr. Philips will go over your orthodontic treatment recommendations in our Midtown, NYC dental office, and answer any questions you may have. While treatment takes only a couple of years, patients typically need to wear custom-fitted retainers at night to maintain the results. Failure to wear retainers can result in a condition called orthodontic relapse, where teeth drift out of alignment.

What about DIY Orthodontics Found Online?

It might be tempting to take advantage of online brands such as SmileDirectClub, SmileLove, or Candid Clear Aligners, but Dr. Philips would caution against any DIY dentistry. Not only are outcomes unpredictable, but they can actually harm, rather than help, your oral health.

Would You Like to Learn More about Invisalign?

To learn more about Invisalign in Midtown, NYC, contact Advent Dental to book an evaluation and consultation with Dr. Philips. Her expertise will have you smiling your best smile fast!