I Never Had Braces but Need Them: Is Invisalign Right for Me?

I Never Had Braces but Need Them: Is Invisalign Right for Me?

You might associate wearing braces with being a teenager, but there are many reasons you might consider them as an adult. 

Maybe you’re simply ready to make a change. Maybe your teeth shifted due to a dental injury. Or maybe you’re starting to notice issues 一 temporomandibular joint pain, a bad bite, poor self-confidence 一 from crooked or misaligned teeth. 

As a premier cosmetic dentist in New York City, Dr. David Blaustein proudly offers clear braces, specifically Invisalign®, to our patients in and around Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Is Invisalign right for you?

With over 12 million happy smiles made with Invisalign, you might wonder if this is the right path for you. The majority of Invisalign users are adults, and there’s little wonder why: Invisalign fits perfectly into the schedule and lifestyle of busy adults. 

You might consider Invisalign clear aligners because:

Invisalign is discreet

One of the most alluring advantages of Invisalign is that the aligners are clear and inconspicuous, making them a perfect choice for professionals who speak with clients or co-workers daily and don’t want the attention of metal braces. 

Even so, because the aligners (or trays) are removable, you can quickly and easily take them out for a date night or before a big presentation at work. 

Invisalign is comfortable

Metal braces are effective, but they’re notorious for causing pain and discomfort. The metal brackets and wires contribute to blisters, sores, and lacerations on your gums, tongue, cheeks, and even your lips. 

Invisalign might be right for you if you want the perks of orthodontic treatment without the pain of metal braces. The clear aligners are made from soft, BPA- and latex-free plastic and fit comfortably against your teeth and gums.

Invisalign is predictable

Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, including the 3D intraoral iTero® scanner and ClinCheck® software, each step of your treatment is predictable. Our team uses digital imaging to map out your aligners from your first one to your last one.

Invisalign is fast

Invisalign treatments can be as quick as six months. Compare that to the average treatment length of wearing metal braces, 1-3 years.

Invisalign is versatile

This system of clear aligners can correct minor bite issues, including:

Invisalign also closes gaps, corrects crowding, and generally straightens your teeth. 

Invisalign is easy

With Invisalign, as opposed to metal braces, there’s no need to mess with rubber bands or orthodontic wax. Simply insert your trays into your mouth and wear them for 20-22 hours each day. You can remove your trays to eat, drink, or brush your teeth.

Every 1-2 weeks (or as directed by Dr. Blaustein), you use a new set of aligners. Each set shifts your teeth closer and closer to their ideal location.

Get started today with Invisalign

There’s no way to tell for sure if Invisalign is right for you without a consultation. During a consultation, Dr. Blaustein examines your mouth, including your bite. He also reviews digital images and discusses the cosmetic goals for your smile. 

If Invisalign is right for you, we explain the entire process so you feel confident at each step of your journey. To get started, call Chelsea Dental Aesthetics at 917-633-7312 to book your consultation. You can also request your appointment online.

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