While millions of people every year get braces, some are turned off by the inconveniences that come with them. At Brace Central, Gold level Invisalign® provider, we know that some of our patients want to straighten their teeth with flexibility, ease, comfort and confidence – that’s why we offer Invisalign®.
Located in Brooklyn, Brace Central is committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of orthodontic treatment. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation and see if Invisalign® is right for you.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a sophisticated, modern take on teeth correction. It uses a custom-tailored set of clear retainers to reposition your teeth slowly and comfortably. These aligners are changed once every two weeks, and can be taken out to eat or drink. As long as they are worn between 20 and 22 hours per day, they work effectively and quickly.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is one of the most convenient, comfortable ways to correct crooked teeth or a misaligned bite. In comparison to braces, Invisalign® has some unique, unparalleled benefits:
- Convenience. Since you’re given a set of Invisalign ® aligners that you change every two weeks, there are fewer orthodontist visits required.
- Flexibility and Freedom. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign ® can be removed at any time. Because you can take out your retainers while you eat or drink, Invisalign® doesn’t come with the food restrictions that braces do.
- Hygiene and Safety. Because you can remove your Invisalign ® aligners, normal brushing and flossing practices can be maintained. This prevents the tooth decay, discoloration, and gum disease that can develop as a result of having braces.
- Comfort. Unlike the hard, metal features of braces, Invisalign ® uses smooth, soft plastic retainers that do not irritate the cheeks or gums.
In addition to all of this, Invisalign® retainers are typically worn for a shorter period of time than braces – on average, patients use Invisalign® for 9-15 months.
Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is administered to adults and teens with mild to moderate orthodontic imperfections. Although Invisalign® produces significant results for many patients, it is not an aggressive enough treatment to correct severely misaligned smiles and crooked teeth. But don’t let this deter you – Invisalign® has been used to correct underbites, overbites, open bites, cross bites, and overjets, as well as spacing and crowding issues.
If you’re interested in Invisalign® in Brooklyn, don’t rule it out as a valid orthopaedic treatment until you’ve had a consultation with an orthodontist. Contact Brace Central today to schedule your appointment.