Do you have problems with a misaligned bite or crooked, crowded teeth? Are you self-conscious about your smile? If so, have you consider looking into Invisalign®?
With Invisalign, brackets and wires and bands aren’t used to move your teeth into proper position, but instead, removable plastic aligners are worn 20 to 22 hours a day to gradually shift your teeth into alignment. These predictable, controlled tooth movements work their magic over time.
Your aligners are replaced every two weeks, and you will see our orthodontist every 4-6 weeks. Both teens and adults love the Invisalign system to give them the smile they want because they are practically invisible. This discreet aligning process inspires self-confidence when you smile, which is something that traditional braces don’t always do.
Not only is Invisalign more visually appealing, but it also doesn’t interfere with your daily oral hygiene routine. This is because you take them out to clean teeth and gums. Simply brush twice a day, floss at least once, and rinse your aligners with warm water as needed. These efforts to remove plaque help keep cavities and gingivitis away from your smile.
Eating is also easier than when wearing braces. You just temporarily remove the aligners (put them in a safe place) to eat, and then putting them back on after you clean your teeth. This allows you to maintain your usual diet without restrictions. Of course, you will want to limit or avoid certain foods that can erode tooth enamel, such as hard, sticky, acidic and excessively sweet items.
At the end of the day, remove your aligners to clean them before putting them back in for the night. You can brush and rinse them with warm water, or use the Invisalign cleaning kit.
To find out more, we invite you to call Celenza, Frank DDS, PC at 212-327-2623 . Our doctor, Dr. Frank Celenza and team in New York, New York are ready to help you create the smile you deserve.