Invisalign Specialist

286 Madison Dental -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

286 Madison Dental

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Midtown, New York, NY

Having crooked teeth can ruin your self-esteem but so can bulky metal braces. It can feel like a battle you can’t win. To help you achieve straighter teeth without worrying about your appearance, the team at 286 Madison Dental in Midtown, Manhattan, offers Invisalign®, a system of clear aligners that aren’t immediately visible in your mouth. To learn more and find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, call the New York City office or book a consultation online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional metal braces that you can use discreetly to straighten your teeth gradually in about 9-15 months. 

The treatment starts with 3D imaging of your mouth that your certified 286 Madison Dental Invisalign specialist uses to direct the treatment course. They use the 3D image to map out the projected movement of your teeth.

During the process, you receive a series of clear, comfortable aligners that a lab custom-crafts to fit over your teeth perfectly. Each new aligner in the progression pushes your teeth just a tiny bit more toward a perfect alignment.

You wear each aligner for about two weeks and take it out for no more than four hours per day for eating, cleaning, and the occasional special event. Every two months, you return to 286 Madison Dental so the team can evaluate your progress.

How does Invisalign compare to braces?

Invisalign has numerous benefits over traditional metal braces. While some patients may  require braces for more severe cases of misalignment, the benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Inconspicuousness
  • The ability to see your progress
  • Easy cleaning
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Comfort

In some cases, you can get braces for a few months until your teeth are in a better position to start Invisalign. 

Your treatment plan from 286 Madison Dental caters to your unique teeth, so your dentist lets you know how long your treatment will last and if you need any extra care during the process. 

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Despite the simplicity of the process, Invisalign is highly advanced and can precisely correct a wide variety of alignment problems. It can fix:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Wide gaps between teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Invisalign is for adults and teenagers who can responsibly remember to wear their aligners and stick to the plan. As long as you wear your aligners as directed by your dentist and change them promptly, you can successfully align your teeth with Invisalign within the quoted time frame.

To find out if you can correct your smile’s misalignment with Invisalign, call or click for a consultation at 286 Madison Dental today.