Dentistry located in Financial District, New York, NY
Invisalign® discreetly and comfortably straightens your teeth into alignment over time using a series of custom-made plastic aligner trays that are nearly invisible. At FiDi Dental in the Financial District of New York City, Tom Yan, DDS, is happy to offer this advanced cosmetic dentistry service to restore and realign crooked and misaligned teeth for aesthetically astounding results. Regain confidence in your smile and call FiDi Dental or schedule online today.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment where your teeth are gradually shifted into alignment over time. With Invisalign, you wear a series of comfortable, thermoplastic, custom-made aligner trays that you place over your teeth.
Trays should be worn for at least 22 hours every day for the best outcome, and you should make sure you follow the instructions provided to you by Dr. Yan.
Every two weeks you will receive a new digitally designed custom tray. You continue to wear the trays until you and Dr. Yan are happy with the alignment and how your smile looks and feels. The Invisalign process typically takes between six to 18 months.
Dr. Yan suggests removing your aligners and rinsing them with warm water every day. You might also want to use a soft toothbrush to gently brush your aligners.
How does Invisalign work?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Yan creates impressions of your teeth that are used to form a 3D model. The 3D model enables Dr. Yan to plan the movement of your teeth and form a personalized treatment plan.
To preview your results and see how your straightened teeth will look, you can view a 3D computer simulation. Dr. Yan might be able to give you an estimated time frame for your treatment.
Your custom aligner trays are made in a dental lab, and every two weeks your new trays work to shift your teeth into place until Dr. Yan is content with your results and the new alignment.
Following your Invisalign treatment, Dr. Yan might recommend that you wear a retainer derived from the same material as your aligner trays. This keeps your teeth aligned and makes sure they don’t drift out of place.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers an array of benefits and works wonders for overcrowded, crooked, and misaligned teeth. It’s also effective for treating crossbites, overbites, underbites, and open bites.
Invisalign provides the following benefits:
- A smooth, comfortable thermoplastic material that doesn’t irritate or poke your gums
- Removable trays that enable you to brush your teeth and eat
- Discretion with the near-invisible plastic
- Works well for all ages, including adolescents
Invisalign is backed by over 20 years of clinical research and it even has a compliance indicator to monitor how long adolescents are wearing their aligner trays.
Invisalign is an excellent way to avoid uncomfortable and unsightly tightening wires, brackets, and other concerns commonly associated with metal braces. Discover Invisalign and use the online scheduling tool or call FiDi Dental today.