If you’re hoping for a straighter smile but don’t want the hassle and discomfort of metal braces, Invisalign® might be a great fit for you. This clear aligner tray system is available from board-certified orthodontist Melena Planzos, DMD, MS, and her board-certified orthodontic team at Impressive Orthodontics in Brooklyn, New York, a Diamond Invisalign provider. Serving the Bay Ridge / Dyker Heights area. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to book a visit or schedule online in just a matter of moments.
Invisalign is a tray-based teeth alignment system that offers a great alternative to traditional metal braces. It’s a great option for teens and adults who want to straighten their smile without spending a year or more in traditional metal braces.
Invisalign trays are made of a proprietary type of plastic that is smooth to the touch and won’t create soft tissue discomfort. Once your trays are in place, most people won’t notice you’re wearing them. This is a big draw for adult patients who want orthodontic treatment that isn’t announced with a gleaming metallic smile.
Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment concerns as traditional metal braces. Some examples of treatable conditions include:
There are some cases where traditional metal braces offer the best treatment approach. During your consultation, you learn if Invisalign is a good fit for your needs. You can even get a preview of what your smile will look like after treatment.
Once your first set of aligners arrive from the lab, you come in to have them checked for fit. You learn how to place and remove your aligner trays.
You wear your trays around the clock, removing them only during meals or while performing oral hygiene routines. This ensures that steady pressure remains on your teeth to gently shift them into optimal alignment.
Every week, you switch to a new set of aligner trays. Periodic visits at Impressive Orthodontics ensures your treatment plan is moving forward.
A degree of soreness is normal for a day or two after switching to a new set of aligners. A similar sensation occurs after a treatment wire is replaced with traditional braces. This is a good indication that your treatment is progressing normally and will subside within a day or two.
For more information about how Invisalign can bring you one step closer to your ideal smile, call the office to schedule a consultation, or take a few moments to book online.