Invisalign can be a braces alternative for some patients here in Forest Hills, NY. Making waves in the orthodontic industry, Invisalign is a clear aligner set that boasts near-invisible alignment for patients who lack a perfect smile. Utilizing the SmartTrack® technology, Invisalign was developed to provide a less invasive, cumbersome, and clear solution to orthodontic problems. If you’re wondering if you may be a candidate for Invisalign, contact our office today or visit our FAQ page about Invisalign.
How the Invisalign System Works
Wondering what Invisalign is and how it can benefit you or your child? Find out more about the process here!
The patented SmartTrack® technology powers Invisalign. This technology works by creating a series of aligner sets that will mold to the patient’s teeth. From there the aligners will plot out the trajectory to a perfect and healthy smile. This system grips onto your teeth and slowly moves them millimeters at a time. As long as the patient wears them the recommended amount daily (22 hours) your teeth will move into place over time.
Develop A Treatment Plan and Create Aligners
You may be surprised to learn that not every patient is a candidate for Invisalign treatment. The only way that Dr. Mizrahi can know for sure if you’re a candidate for Invisalign is by having you come into the office for a free consultation and scans with the iTero 3D scanner. Once he determines if you or your child is a good fit for the treatment, then he’ll discuss your options and send your scans to the Invisalign lab. From there, the lab will create your Invisalign trays and send them back to Dr. Mizrahi.
Wear the Aligners
Once you get back the aligners, you’ll need to be diligent about wearing them. If you don’t wear them the recommended 22 hours a day, then your teeth may risk slipping back into their old position or the trays will simply not fit anymore. The flexibility of Invisalign can be a benefit to starting orthodontic treatment, but that will still require effort on behalf of the patient.
Can Invisalign Fix My Dental Problems?
While not all patients will see the best results from Invisalign, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to help understand if Invisalign can work for you.
- Have I had braces or other orthodontic treatments before?
- Do I feel like my tooth alignment problems are relatively minor?
- Can I remember to clean, wear, and follow doctor’s orders?
If any or all of the answers to these questions are true, you may be a great candidate for this treatment. The only way to know for sure is to request a free consultation with our office.
Benefits of Wearing Invisalign
The benefits of Invisalign are clear for many, but you may be surprised to learn of all advantages Invisalign has over braces.
Almost Completely Invisible – Invisalign is a great option for many people because of one simple reason. It is nearly invisible. If you’re looking to start orthodontic treatment, and want a low-key option, Invisalign can be right for you.
Decreased Treatment Time – Invisalign can send you on the fast track towards a perfect smile. The SmartTrack® technology has, in some cases, drastically reduced treatment time for some patients.
Easier Care – Another reason why many people choose Invisalign over braces, is simply because of the low-maintenance feature of Invisalign. Braces require multiple appointments so Dr. Mizrahi can adjust the appliance. With Invisalign, simply wearing the trays for the recommended amount of time will give you the smile you’ve been dreaming of.
Invisalign is a great option for those who are eligible. Discover a clear solution to your orthodontic problems today!