Invisalign 101

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For individuals who are interested in improving their smile but dread the thought of braces, the Invisalign Orthodontic System offers a convenient and comfortable solution that won’t require months or years of highly-visible tooth decor. With Invisalign, you can gently and gradually straighten your teeth. The best part–the clear aligner is hardly noticeable on your teeth!

Tooth misalignment can lead to many issues, including tooth wear and decay, gum disease, and bone loss. For this reason, it is unwise to avoid addressing these conditions. Invisalign can be used to correct the following conditions:

  • Gapped Teeth: There is excessive spacing between the teeth
  • Overbite: The top teeth close in front of the bottom teeth when biting down.
  • Underbite: The top teeth close behind the bottom teeth when biting down.
  • Open Bite: The top teeth fail to meet the bottom teeth when biting down.
  • Overly Crowded Teeth: Inadequate space between teeth cause them to push together and become crooked.
  • Crossbite: Misalignment of both the upper and lower jaw causes top teeth to bite down on the inside of bottom teeth, causing wear.

To treat these conditions, a series of customized aligners is created to address your specific tooth concerns. The aligner is replaced every few weeks to gradually move your teeth into place. Although you will need to change aligners every two weeks, Invisalign actually requires fewer visits to your dentist than regular braces. At Modern Dentistry, patients are seen for Invisalign treatment for a period of 9 to 15 months, with visits to our offices about every four weeks.

Aside from the cosmetic benefits of Invisalign, the system offers a number of advantages over traditional braces. The aligner itself is removable, allowing you to eat whatever you would like and preventing the inconvenience of having food stuck in elaborate wiring. Additionally, the removable aligner allows you to engage in more effective dental hygiene, with no restrictions on flossing or brushing.
Modern Dentistry’s dental professionals are certified providers of the Invisalign Orthodontic System. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in Brooklyn.

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