Invisalign Clear Braces
Are you one of the many adults who would like to straighten your crooked teeth but are discouraged by the idea of years of treatment with metal braces?
At the New York City dental office of Dr. Andriy Krayniy and Dr. Rosemarie Zimmerman, we understand. Most adults go without orthodontic treatment for this very reason, but there is an easier way.
Using comfortable Invisalign clear aligners, we have helped many adult patients get a straighter, more beautiful smile without traditional braces. Invisalign is designed to nudge your teeth into the desired position comfortably and with minimal disruption to your busy life.
Benefits of Choosing Invisalign
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is that your teeth will look symmetrical and beautiful, and you will be able to smile confidently, knowing that you look your best.
But take a look at all the other benefits that orthodontic treatment with Invisalign offers:
- Discreet: Because Invisalign aligners are crystal-clear and fit over your teeth like a snug mouthguard, you can keep your orthodontic treatment to yourself.
- Comfortable: Don’t like the idea of brackets and wires attached to your teeth? Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth plastic material that won’t irritate the inside of your mouth.
- Removable: The benefit our patients appreciate most is that they can remove the clear aligners as needed for meals and oral hygiene. There are no food restrictions, and you can brush and floss thoroughly to avoid cavities and gum disease. You can even take your aligners out for a big event like a wedding, reunion, or big sales presentation.
Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign is comfortable and convenient, but don’t let the ease of treatment fool you; clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment that corrects many of the same problems as bracket-and-wire braces:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Overlapped teeth
- Gapped teeth
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can also help with gum recession, excessive tooth wear, and snoring and sleep apnea.
In addition to cosmetic smile makeovers, Dr. Krayniy may also recommend Invisalign as part of a larger treatment plan, such as a full mouth reconstruction, to achieve the most favorable outcomes and the most efficient results.
Easy Treatment with Invisalign
The first step is an appointment with Dr. Krayniy so he can digital take x-rays and comfortable digital impressions of your teeth. We use an intraoral scanner called iTero 5 that renders a virtual 3-D model of your teeth that we use to plan each phase of treatment using Invisalign's specialized software. This is your treatment plan, and an Invisalign lab uses it to customize your clear aligners to our precise specifications.
We will give you several sets of clear aligners and instruct you to wear each for about one to two weeks, then switch to the next set. Treatment times are different for everyone, but you’ll see the fastest results if you wear your aligners 22 hours a day.
When you’ve worn the first sets of aligners, you will return to our office, and Dr. Krayniy will check on your progress and give you the next sets of aligners in the series.
That’s it! Just repeat these steps until you have used all your aligners and achieved the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
Look Your Best at Any Age
Looking your best is essential for your confidence and self-esteem, regardless of your age. If you’re an older adult, you’ll be happy to know that, while treatment may take a little longer, your teeth can be straightened at any age.
While everyone may not be a candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Krayniy has helped patients in their 60’s, 70’s, and even 80’s finally achieve the beautiful straight smile they have always wanted.
Call Us to Get Started
Dr. Andrew Krayniy and Dr. Rosemarie Zimmerman would love to welcome you to our dental office located in Midtown Manhattan on W. 58th Street. We look forward to meeting you and helping you enjoy your healthiest, most beautiful smile.