When to Consider Invisalign

When to Consider Invisalign

Do you dream of a Hollywood smile without the discomfort and hassle of metal braces? Over 10 million people have chosen to enhance their smile with Invisalign® — and these clear braces are available here at Chelsea Dental Aesthetics in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. 

Below, Dr. David Blaustein shares six reasons you may consider investing in Invisalign. 

1. You have malocclusion of your teeth

Malocclusion means your teeth aren’t lined up properly. Malocclusion (also called a bad bite) can raise your risk of premature wear-and-tear on your teeth as well as cracks and fractures.

In addition to putting too much uneven pressure on your teeth, bite problems 一 particularly an open bite 一 can make it harder to chew comfortably or speak clearly. 

Invisalign is well known for its ability to straighten crooked teeth or close gaps, but this system can also correct bite problems, such as:

Keep in mind that more severe bite problems may require orthodontic treatment beyond Invisalign. Dr. Blaustein can review your specific needs and goals during your consultation.

2. You don’t want to fuss with metal brackets and wires

The hassle of wires and brackets is enough to make many people take a pass on traditional metal braces. Invisalign doesn’t require any metal wires or rubber bands, so if you’ve been dreaming of a straighter smile, Invisalign can deliver the treatment you want without the fuss.

As a bonus, Invisalign treatments are much more comfortable sans wires and brackets, which can cause blisters and sores in your mouth.

3. You want orthodontic treatment that’s discreet 

Discreet treatment is often on the wish list for people researching orthodontic options. Invisalign is sometimes referred to as “clear braces” because the clear aligner trays are made of SmartTrack® — a BPA-free, soft, clear, and flexible material.

4. You value quicker treatments

According to a 2017 comparative study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Invisalign treatments are an average of 5.7 months shorter than treatments with traditional braces.

Thanks to ClinCheck® software, we can map out your treatment plan from your first tray to your final one.

5. You want treatment that doesn’t alter your diet or lifestyle

While Invisalign trays must be worn 20-22 hours per day to achieve the intended results, the system poses much less of a disruption to your daily life. 

Because Invisalign trays are removable, you can:

Taking care of Invisalign trays is easy, which means you can consider Invisalign no matter how busy your schedule.

6. You’re ready for a new smile

Loving your smile is important. The happier you are with your smile, the more likely you are to share your smile with the world. Smiling boosts your mood, reduces stress, and releases endorphins. 

But if crooked teeth or a bad bite is preventing you from smiling, it’s time to consider Invisalign and fall in love with your smile once again.

To learn more about Invisalign or other cosmetic dentistry services, call our Manhattan office at 917-633-7312. You can also book your Invisalign consultation easily online.

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