Patient1_BeforeAfter_Invisalign-e1441385145543 Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If you’re embarrassed by your teeth or smile, Invisalign might be the perfect option to help you grow more confident in your smile.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern method for straightening teeth, which uses custom-made aligners designed to target your specific problem areas. The Invisalign aligner trays are made from a nearly invisible plastic that gently moves your teeth into the correct place.

How Does it Work?

Your dentist or orthodontist will design a set of alignment trays based on the exact movements necessary to correct your bite and straighten your teeth using 3-D x-rays, pictures and impressions. These trays gradually move your teeth into position. Approximately every two weeks, you will switch to a new aligning tray that will take into account the progress made in your mouth. This continues until your alignment is complete.

Invisalign or Braces?

Patient2_BeforeAfter_Invisalign-e1441385208473 Choosing Invisalign over braces is practically a no-brainer. Unlike braces, Invisalign is practically invisible, leaving your smile looking natural, even while your teeth are actively being straightened. Braces can also be much more painful than Invisalign. The smooth, custom-made plastic fits comfortably in your mouth, and the trays do not require metal brackets or wire tightening, which can be extremely painful. Invisalign, unlike braces, can be removed for up to two hours a day and are easier to maintain than braces. You will also not have to worry about food getting stuck or difficulty eating certain foods, as Invisalign can be removed during meals. Braces can also be problematic for people who play contact sports, as the braces can cause cuts and mouth injuries.

If you are considering Invisalign, contact Esthetix Dental Spa in New York to speak with a specialist about your options. Our professionals can help you decide, based on your personal oral health goals, if Invisalign is the best option for you. With Invisalign, straight teeth are within your reach!

To see more of a visual for how Invisalign works, view our video by clicking here.