Should I Get Invisalign?

Midtown Dental Group offers a range of cosmetic dentistry services that can provide you with straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile. One of the most popular treatments that we offer is Invisalign.

This treatment is similar to braces and can help make your teeth straighter. It uses a set of clear aligners that can be removed and are exchanged with a new set every two weeks.

When you are considering a teeth-straightening solution such as this, you should first be aware of the pros and cons associated with the treatment to determine if it’s right for you.

 

Is Invisalign Right for You?

When you are trying to identify whether or not Invisalign is right for you, there are a variety of questions that you should ask yourself. For one, what are you looking to fix and two, how severe is the problem?

While this treatment is designed to straighten teeth in the same manner as traditional braces, it is only meant to work with issues that aren’t too extreme. Some of the main teeth issues that can be corrected with this treatment include:

  • Teeth that have large gaps in them
  • Crossbites
  • Overbites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Underbites

Now that we are aware of some of the main dental issues Invisalign helps correct, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of using these clear braces.

If you can follow these guidelines, then this solution may be the perfect fit for you. Our NYC dentist, Dr. Mishaan, will also help you determine if this orthodontic solution is right for you.

Pros of Invisalign

Invisalign is highly popular because of its many benefits. The most notable of these benefits is that the aligners are clear, which makes them practically invisible to your friends and family (a perk especially for adults who need braces!). Additionally, Invisalign is extremely effective at correcting dental problems like crowded teeth and bite misalignments. Using Invisalign treatment alongside Dr. Mishaan will ensure you have a beautiful smile for years to come.

Another benefit of the aligners is that they can be removed for your added convenience. This makes it easy to brush your teeth and eat throughout the day, vs. having to use special brushing techniques that are often a hassle with traditional braces.

You also won’t need to follow the same guidelines as braces about what you can eat and drink. For example, individuals who wear traditional braces will need to avoid eating sticky foods and chips, both of which are known to cause damage to the metal brackets that are used with braces. With Invisalign, you have a lot more flexibility about what you can and cannot eat during the duration of wearing your braces.

The materials used with this treatment are largely comfortable as well. While braces use a hard metal, the aligners used with Invisalign consist of a relatively soft plastic that won’t cause irritation.

This clear alternative to braces has also been known to work slightly faster than braces at straightening teeth. The average treatment time is typically around 12 months.

If you feel as though the Invisalign treatment is right for you or would like to learn more about it, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mishaan to further discuss this treatment and ask any questions that you may have.