February 7, 2017

Parents often remember their own experience with braces, and while the procedure caused a great deal of angst, the pain and embarrassment seemed like a rite of passage. Now, however, parents have the ability to take their children down a different path. Likewise, adults who need braces now have another option. Invisalign is FDA approved, and over four million patients around the world have used this treatment, including those seeking cosmetic dentistry in Manhattan, NY.

Benefits of Invisalign

While the results are the same, the Invisalign process is much different than that of metal braces. The following are just a few of the benefits of this treatment method:

  • You can eat anything. The treatment allows you to eat your favorite foods without worry, including popcorn, nuts, apples, corn on the cob and chips.
  • You can take it out when you want. Going to prom? No problem. You can remove your device and put it back in later.
  • Your treatment is virtually invisible. Teens already have to deal with social pressure and uncertainty. Adding metal braces to that mix can heighten a teen’s self-consciousness. Additionally, adults with braces are often self-conscious as well, and some may put off the procedure for fear of looking unsightly and unprofessional. With Invisalign, the treatment is hardly noticeable, so people see you instead of what is on your mouth.
  • You can brush and floss your teeth normally. It can be difficult to brush and floss with braces. Brushing requires a special technique, and in order to floss, the patient needs to be able to loop the floss up through the wire. However, with this treatment option, you won’t have to change your routine to keep up with your oral hygiene.

Who Can Wear Invisalign?

Invisalign works for many youth and adults, including, depending on individual circumstances, those currently wearing traditional braces or who have worn braces in the past. Most patients with bridgework aren’t candidates for this treatment, and those with veneers should contact their orthodontist or prosthodontist for advice. If you would like to consider Invisalign, please contact our office and schedule a consultation today!



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