If you have crooked and overcrowded teeth, or you have an overbite, underbite, or misaligned jaw, you may want to consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. At Advanced Dentistry of New York in Jackson Heights, Queens, and Brooklyn Heights, New York City, Frantz Backer, DDS, and his expert dentistry team regularly prescribe Invisalign to men, women, and adolescents. To see if you’re a candidate for this type of orthodontic treatment, make an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.

What are Invisalign® orthodontics?

At Advanced Dentistry of New York, the team finds joy in bringing great, healthy smiles to their patients. Orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign restore the aesthetic appearance and function of your smile, improving your oral health and quality of life.

Invisalign orthodontics uses a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten and correct the position of your teeth. Unlike traditional braces that use wires and rubber bands, Invisalign uses a thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is FDA-approved and contains no allergens, including BPS, BPA, latex, or gluten.

What types of issues can Invisalign orthodontics address?

Invisalign orthodontics treatment is incredibly versatile and capable of addressing a wide array of common oral problems, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Open bite

The team at Advanced Dentistry of New York might also recommend Invisalign treatment to address gaps or spaces between your teeth.

How does Invisalign treatment work?

Invisalign treatment starts with an in-office consultation at Advanced Dentistry of New York. Your dentist conducts an exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your goals for treatment. Next, your dentist evaluates your smile, takes impressions of your teeth, and creates a digital treatment plan that maps out their exact, step-by-step movements.

After developing your treatment plan, your dentist sends your impressions to a laboratory that manufactures your first set of aligners. Every two to three weeks, you return to Advanced Dentistry of New York and receive a new set of aligners. You wear each set for between 20-22 hours each day, and they gradually transform your smile.

How long does it take to see the results of Invisalign?

The length of Invisalign treatment varies from person-to-person and depends on the orthodontic issues your dentist hopes to correct. That said, many people achieve their desired results in between 12-18 months. After you’re done wearing your aligners, you’re asked to wear a retainer, which helps maintain your results and prevents your teeth from moving out of place.

Do I need to clean my Invisalign aligners?

Yes. To keep your aligners in good shape, it’s important to clean them regularly. Rinse them with cool tap water throughout the day and brush them with toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush once every night. For more thorough cleanings, ask the team at Advanced Dentistry of New York about the Invisalign Cleaning System.

If crooked or overcrowded teeth negatively affect your self-esteem, make an Invisalign appointment at Advanced Dentistry of New York by calling the office today or booking online.