Straighten Your Smile Fast
Traditional metal braces are awkward, uncomfortable, and can make you feel embarrassed about your smile. Here at Healthy Chelsea Dental, we feature Invisalign® clear aligners as a more discreet, comfortable alternative.
Invisalign uses proven technology to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, without the pain and anxiety associated with metal braces.
The Advantages of Invisalign
With Invisalign, our New York team can treat overly crowded or widely spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and even crossbites⎼ without anyone knowing. There are numerous benefits to choosing Invisalign treatment, such as:
- Less treatment time
- Practically invisible appearance
- Comfortable to wear and easy to maintain
- Easily removable
- No metal braces or wires
The Invisalign Process
To help you get a more beautiful smile, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth. We’ll use 3D computer imaging technology to create a customized set of aligners to match the shape of your unique bite.
You’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each set of aligners with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually move until they reach the position the doctor has prescribed for you. The average treatment time is about a year, or 12 to 18 months depending on your orthopedic case.
Frequently Asked Questions
Taking care of your Invisalign trays is easy and simple. Each morning and night, you should take out your Invisalign aligners and thoroughly clean both your teeth and trays. It’s recommended that you rinse your trays with water, antibacterial soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent plaque and bacteria from building up. You should also soak your aligners once a day and rinse them before putting them back in your mouth.
Yes! It’s possible to switch from traditional metal braces to Invisalign clear aligners. However, it may not be an option for some patients depending on their individual circumstances. If you’re curious about getting Invisalign, it’s best to schedule a consultation with one of our New York dentists. We’ll examine your teeth and orthodontic needs to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
Invisalign treatment is different from patient to patient, depending on the severity of their orthodontic condition. Typically, it will take 12 to 18 months to straighten your teeth, but in some cases, Invisalign can take as little as six months. Each aligner is worn for one to two weeks, and you’ll pick up a new set of aligners every six to eight weeks. This process will continue until your teeth are aligned to perfection.
With Invisalign, you can eat all of your favorite foods and drink whatever you’d like. Just make sure to remove your aligners before each snack or meal and brush your teeth before putting them back in. Don’t forget to take your trays out when drinking alcohol or any beverages other than water to prevent discoloration or staining.