Why patients choose Invisalign to enhance their smile
Misalignment of the teeth and bite can impact a patient more than they may realize. Teeth that are crooked or overcrowded can leave a smile more susceptible to decay and disease as food particles and bacteria can become trapped in these crevices. Poor bite alignment can cause unwanted wear on teeth and may weaken restorations such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers. In situations where patients want to realign their smile, braces are often the initial consideration. However, the team at Montefiore Medical Center is pleased to provide another solution known as Invisalign.
How does Invisalign improve the smile?
Invisalign is a revolutionary method that can improve the alignment of the teeth in a more discreet manner than conventional braces. Invisalign uses light-weight, clear plastic aligner trays that patients wear day and night to reposition the teeth into better alignment within the dental arch. With proper patient compliance, most men and women can attain their new smile within approximately one year in most situations.
How are the trays for Invisalign made?
Invisalign trays are fabricated using digital impressions of the patient’s current smile. Our software designs the final smile alignment and shows patients how the process works. The digital impressions and final smile design are sent to the Invisalign laboratories, where a series of trays is fabricated. The number of trays in a patient’s series will vary depending on the severity of misalignment. Patients return to the office to pick up their trays and be educated on how to use them to achieve the final look. Patient compliance is incredibly important if patients what to see the desired results in the expected time frame and avoid added costs for additional trays should the teeth not be aligning properly.
Who is a candidate?
The best candidates for Invisalign orthodontics are patients with mild to moderate misalignment, overcrowding, or malocclusion.
Are you considering Invisalign orthodontics?
Contact the providers at Montefiore Medical Center to discuss your options by calling (888) 700-6623. We are committed to helping patients with enhancement of the smile, especially when mild to moderate malocclusion is present and negatively impacting appearance and functionality.