What Invisible Aligners can do for You

By Montefiore Medical Center
February 15, 2018

OrthodonticsStudies show that those with a white and straight smile are perceived as more professional, capable, and more likely to get a job advancement. Plus, having a straight smile can help you feel more confident and sociable. But what if you have to have braces as an adult? For many, this can be a huge hit to their self-esteem, but it doesn’t need to be. Depending on your specific dental situation, you may be an excellent candidate for invisible aligners. Invisible aligners often referred to as Invisalign, are clear orthodontic inserts that straighten the teeth. Invisalign is a popular term for this teeth straightening method because they are the largest manufacturer of invisible aligners.

What are invisible aligners?

Invisible aligners are molds like retainer created by using the acrylic material or clear plastic. They can be removed from the mouth for eating, flossing, and brushing. Because they are removable, they are more conducive to maintaining optimal overall dental health. You will receive a new aligner every few weeks as your teeth slowly adjust to the current aligner.

Am I a good candidate for invisible aligners?

Invisible aligners are custom made for a snug fit, so they are usually not good for children or young teens. Also, children’s mouths are still growing and developing so their orthodontic situation may be more complicated. Invisible aligners are a great option for older teens and adults. Clear orthodontic aligners are commonly used on patients with moderately or mildly crowded mouths or crooked teeth. Patients with a significant overbite, underbite, or crossbite may need more intensive treatment than invisible aligners can provide.

How long do I need to wear invisible aligners?

Invisible aligners need to be worn all day but can be taken out intermittently for eating and cleaning the teeth. Invisible aligners need to be used for 10-24 months to achieve the desired position of the teeth.

Schedule a consultation

If you want to learn more about what invisible aligners can do for you, call Montefiore Medical Center today by calling our office at 888-700-6623, located in Bronx, NY.

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