A lot of things come into play when it comes to having a gorgeous smile. Ideally, we’d all like to have smiles that are perfect all across the board. This means straight teeth that are white, bright, perfectly spaced with no cosmetic flaws such as chips and cracks, or a gummy smile. However, very few of us are born with picture perfect smiles and even fewer of us are able to go through life without experiencing some sort of imperfection with our teeth. A common problem that many patients deal with is crooked teeth. This problem often requires traditional metal braces, but some patients qualify for the Invisalign system, a dental program that is used to straighten the teeth by using clear aligners.
The idea behind Invisalign is that the teeth straightening method is unnoticeable. Unlike normal metal braces, Invisalign aligners are clear and are not unnatural looking in any sense. This means that you can straighten without anyone knowing! The great thing about these aligners is that they are not only virtually invisible, but they are comfortable to wear.
How Invisalign Clear Braces Work
The method behind Invisalign is simple yet proven. In our West Nyack office, Dr. Dunayer will provide you with a set of aligners that you will wear for about two weeks. The aligners will then be replaced with the next set of aligners. Slowly your teeth will be brought into their ideal position. It’s important that your aligners are worn at all times except when you’re brushing, flossing, drinking, and eating. With Invisalign you can still eat any type of food you want, unlike traditional braces that require you to stop eating certain foods.
What Problems Can Invisalign Fix?
Patients who use Invisalign often see improvements with a variety of orthodontic problems, from overbites to crossbites and of course uneven spacing. Patients should always remember that Invisalign works gradually and for some a complete transformation won’t be seen until 1 year or so after using the aligners, but in general, Invisalign gets results much more quickly than traditional braces.
While Invisalign is capable of fixing a variety of problems, it’s always best that you consult with a cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Dunayer to ensure that you are a candidate. Some patients have other dental factors or conditions that make them bad candidates for Invisalign.
Straighter Teeth Means Increased Self-Confidence
Don’t let your smile keep you from showing your true feelings. If you’re unsatisfied with the straightness of your teeth, we can help you! All you have to do is come to Dr. Dunayer in West Nyack for an Invisalign consultation. If you’re qualified for Invisalign he will be able to fit you with your invisible aligners and before you know it your smile will be straight and flawless! To set up a consultation just call us at (845) 627-7645 or contact us online for a Rockland County visit at our West Nyack office.