Invisalign Specialist

Buchanan Dental Arts -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Buchanan Dental Arts

Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Buchanan, NY

There are a number of methods to choose from when it comes to straightening your teeth, and Invisalign is a popular orthodontic solution for patients wanting to avoid traditional metal braces. The team at Buchanan Dental Arts is full of trusted Invisalign providers in Buchanan, New York, giving patients privacy and autonomy with their teeth-straightening treatment. Reserve an appointment with a team member by calling or booking online.

Invisalign Q & A

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is a set of clear mouthpieces that gradually shift your teeth into position. Each aligner provides precise pressure in strategic places to pull teeth into alignment over the course of treatment.

At your first appointment for Invisalign, your provider creates a 3D model of your teeth in their current position and then maps out a treatment plan to move them into the desired position.

Your provider sends those 3D renderings to Invisalign’s dental technicians, who then translate them into a digital treatment plan. Using 3D printing technology, they produce your customized braces and send them back to your dentist.

For the best results, you should wear the mouthpieces for at least 22 hours per day, taking them out to eat and brush. Your provider has you change out the personalized aligners every week or two until treatment is over. On average, treatment for adults lasts about a year, but it can vary depending on the complexity of your teeth issues.

What problems does Invisalign solve?

Invisalign treats misalignment issues such as:

  • Crowding
  • Overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite
  • Gaps
  • Malocclusion

The science behind Invisalign is continuously improving, allowing your provider to address more complex misalignment issues. Most people are candidates for Invisalign, and increasingly more cases are included every year.

What are the benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces?

Invisalign braces are most widely known for their discreet construction. Made of clear thermoplastic material, the mouthpieces are difficult to detect when you wear them. This is perfect for adults who never had braces as children and feel self-conscious about them.

Invisalign aligners are also removable and unobtrusive, so you can eat without getting anything stuck in them. They’re more comfortable and easier to clean than having metal wires and brackets inside your mouth.

Since the aligners don’t require any manual adjustments, Invisalign requires fewer dentist visits. You have control over the entire treatment, which many people find convenient.

Finally, the 3D digital system allows you to see your future smile. You don’t have to guess how you’ll look because you can see it right on the screen.

Look into this discreet teeth-straightening option today by booking an appointment with your future Invisalign provider online or over the phone.