What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a special treatment system that straightens teeth without using traditional braces. For people who are 17 or older, this system is a welcome relief from imagining adulthood with braces affixed to their teeth. Yonkers Avenue Dental can offer Invisalign to potential candidates at their complimentary orthodontic consultation, at the same time of your Examination appointment. Invisalign also is available for those persons who have periodontal (gum) issues and recurring cavities, to alleviate crowding and/ or plaque accumulation. The advantages of Invisalign treatment in Yonkers are just too good to ignore.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses customized, clear plastic aligners which are worn over your natural teeth, both day and night. They are removed only to eat and clean your teeth (flossing and brushing). An advantage to using Invisalign is that the aligners are virtually invisible and people usually don’t even notice them. With traditional braces, patients must return to the office monthly to check on the progress of tooth movement and to see if the wires need to be adjusted. With Invisalign, you simply switch to the next set of aligners at an interval that Dr. Rajani will personally create for you.
A disadvantage of traditional braces is that they can leave slight discoloration on your teeth from the brackets that are cemented to your enamel. Plaque can also accumulate next to the brackets causing demineralization of your enamel. When treatment is complete, you can have straight teeth which may need cosmetic repair where the brackets were previously. This is not a concern for Invisalign wearers.
For those patients who have recurring cavities and gum problems due to crowding of teeth where plaque accumulation is continual, Invisalign may be right for you. Straightening of teeth prevents food and plaque from accumulating and teeth are easier to clean and maintain.
Can I get Invisalign?
We all have different needs when it comes to our teeth and many options to fix them. If you are interested in Invisalign in Yonkers or traditional braces, we will let you know if you are a good candidate and how long your treatment may take. Dr. Rajani will work with you to develop a treatment plan, and be available during treatment, should you need to discuss any concerns that you may have.
Call our office at 914-423-1900 to schedule your free Invisalign consultation in Yonkers today.