Crooked teeth can put a damper on your oral health and your confidence. They may make it difficult for you to maintain a clean mouth, they’re more likely to break than straight teeth, and they may make you self-conscious to the point where you hesitate to smile. Maybe you would like to get your pearly whites repositioned into their proper places, but you don’t want the stigma or inconvenience of metal braces. Invisalign in Midtown East might be perfect for you! Let’s talk about some of the benefits of this remarkable treatment.
In a competitive, fast-paced city like New York, you need every advantage you can get, and — let’s face it — ugly metal brackets and wires in your mouth will not do your career any favors. They may even make you feel like you’ve gone back in time to high school.
Invisalign uses clear thermoplastic aligners to reposition teeth; they aren’t completely invisible, but they don’t draw a ton of attention to themselves. In fact, unless people are looking for your aligner, they might not even notice that you’re wearing anything on your teeth.
Because Invisalign is removable, it offers some significant advantages that traditional braces lack:
- You can eat and drink whatever you want. At mealtime, simply remove your aligner, enjoy your food, rinse your aligner and your mouth, and put Invisalign back in your mouth. It’s fine to sip on water without taking your aligner out, but be sure to remove it when you’re drinking anything that is hot, colored, or sugary; you don’t want to accidentally warp or stain it.
- Cleaning your teeth is easy. Traditional braces require that you navigate around a bunch of brackets and wires while you’re cleaning your teeth at night, which is a tedious and time-consuming process. With Invisalign, you can brush and floss like normal.
- Photo op? No problem. If you’re attending a special event or going out with your friends for a night on the town, you can take Invisalign out of your mouth when it’s time to snap some Instagram-worthy photos.
Invisalign can correct smiles in as little as 10 weeks. More complex treatment can be 12 months but that is significantly faster than traditional braces, which often take 18 months or longer to do their job. Of course, every case is different. To get a realistic idea of how long your Invisalign treatment will take, you’ll need to visit your dentist for a consultation.
At Drs. Boyd, we even use Acceledent Aura, an advanced technology that safely speeds up the movement of teeth. It has also been clinically proven to reduce the discomfort that often comes with orthodontic treatment.
Are you ready to achieve a straight, healthy, and attractive set of teeth? Invisalign from your dentist in Midtown East could help you accomplish all your smile goals!
About Drs. Boyd
The five dentists in our practice understand the risks and disadvantages of misaligned teeth, which is why we’re proud to offer Invisalign. If you would like to learn more about this innovative treatment, please contact us at 212-755-9055 to ask questions or schedule a consultation.