Invisalign Specialist

Cosmetic Dentistry Center

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Is a mouthful of metal actually a better option over crooked, misaligned teeth? What if you could avoid both? Cosmetic Dentistry Center in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, provides Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. Get a perfect smile without the annoyance of braces. Request an appointment online or call Cosmetic Dentistry Center today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. It’s a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth. With Invisalign, clear plastic aligners fitted over your teeth align your teeth little by little over time.

You need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the ideal results, but the aligners are removable for teeth cleaning and easy eating. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.

Is Invisalign really better than braces?

Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it’s becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Curious about why Invisalign might be better than braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches? Check out these benefits:

  • Invisibility, so people never see a mouthful of metal, they see your real teeth
  • Comfort, thanks to the smooth plastic, you won’t get the mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, because you can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat
  • Timing, since Invisalign has been shown to work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic treatments

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is proven effective to treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, your dentist at Cosmetic Dentistry Center may recommend a different treatment. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is by scheduling an appointment.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

First, your dentist examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. They may use a digital scanner to create 3D images of your teeth or make physical impressions. With these, your dentist can form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

Then your dentist customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth. The aligners gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. As your teeth move, new aligners may be made to continue progress. This process continues until your smile is just right.

If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, talk to a dentist about Invisalign by calling Cosmetic Dentistry Center or booking an appointment online today.