New York Invisalign
Get Straighter Teeth with Discreet, Removable, & Practically Invisible Aligners
Are you interested in teeth straightening but reluctant to go down the road of getting metal braces with brackets and wires? You’re in luck because with Invisalign’s clear aligner trays, you have the perfect alternative with the modern revolution of virtually invisible orthodontics. This advanced tooth-straightening method helps fix bite problems as well as the appearance of crowded or widely spaced teeth. Invisalign is an attractive option for many teens and adults because you’ll be able to remove the aligners to clean your teeth and eat. The trays are comfortable, smooth, and minimal interference with your daily life. Most people won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing Invisalign trays!
Looking to straighten your teeth on the Upper East Side or the Upper West Side? Contact NY Center for Aesthetic and Laser Dentistry - Invisalign and Sleep Apnea Dentist to book an appointment by calling (212) 371-1414.
How Does Invisalign Work?
You should wear your trays a minimum of 22 hours per day, every day, and only take them out to clean your teeth or eat. You will swap out your trays every 2 weeks for a new, tighter pair that ensures your teeth will move gradually until they shift into the prescribed position your dentist determined at the outset of treatment. Typically, treatment up to 18 months, during which you will see your dentist every few months to monitor your progress as your teeth shift bit by bit.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! In fact, it's even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can't reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces.
Children, teens, and adults should all see the dentist for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year. Your doctor will help determine how often you should visit the dentist for regular checkups.
Visiting the dentist regularly will not only help keep your teeth and mouth healthy but will also help keep the rest of your body healthy. Dental care is important because it:
- Helps prevent tooth decay
- Protects against periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss
- Prevents bad breath – brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly will help reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth that causes bad breath
- Gives you a more attractive smile and increases your self-confidence
- Helps keep teeth looking bright by preventing them from becoming stained by food, drinks, and tobacco
- Strengthens your teeth so that you can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles for the rest of your life!
Dentistry is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions, disorders, and diseases of the teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw. Often considered necessary for complete oral health, dentistry can have an impact on the health of your entire body.
According to your dentist and the American Dental Association, you should brush your teeth at least two times a day. Brushing keeps your teeth, gums, and mouth clean and healthy by removing bacteria-causing plaque. It is also recommended that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride when you brush your teeth. You should spend at least a minute on the top teeth and a minute on the bottom teeth, and remember to brush your tongue; it will help keep your breath smelling fresh!
Your toothbrush will eventually wear out, especially if you are brushing your teeth twice a day for two to three minutes each time. Your dentist recommends that adults and children change their toothbrush every three months. If you are using an electric toothbrush, be sure to read the directions because you may not need to change toothbrush heads as frequently. Patients with gum disease are encouraged to change their toothbrush every four to six weeks to keep any bacteria from spreading. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with hot water to kill germs and keep the bristles clean. If you've been sick, be sure to change your toothbrush as soon as possible.