How Do I Know If Invisalign® Aligners Are Right for Me?
With innovative orthodontic technology and cosmetic dentistry, men and women can achieve brilliant, straighter teeth in a matter of months. At Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York and Beverly Hills, top celebrity dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman provides her patients with highly tailored Invisalign aligners to gradually straighten teeth without impeding on eating and dental hygiene routines. Individuals can be just months away from attaining radiant smiles and improved oral health.
What is Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign aligners are a cosmetic dental procedure that has grown in popularity among teenagers and adults. As opposed to traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are clear and removable for aesthetic and hygiene purposes. Each tray, or aligner, is custom designed to slowly and safely straighten the teeth over a given period. At Cosmetic Dental Studios, Dr. Veytsman carefully assesses your teeth and overall oral health to determine if Invisalign aligners are right for you.
Benefits of Invisalign aligners
Invisalign aligners provide patients with numerous benefits, including:
- Clear, aesthetically pleasing trays
- Removable aligners for easy cleaning and meal routines
- Rupture tabs to ensure optimal wear time
- Replacement aligners for damaged or missing trays
- Personalized fit for enhanced comfort and effective treatment
- Fewer orthodontic check-ups required
How do I know if Invisalign aligners are right for me?
You may be an ideal candidate for Invisalign aligners if you:
- Have good oral health
- Have gapped, misaligned, or crooked teeth
- Have an overbite, a crossbite, or underbite
- Want to try an alternative to traditional metal braces
- Have all your permanent teeth
- Can adhere to a regular aligner schedule
Dr. Veytsman analyzes the current status of your teeth and oral structures utilizing digital scans and other cosmetic dental assessment tools. Patients with active oral infection, gum disease, untreated tooth decay, or other dental concerns may not qualify for Invisalign aligners until these issues are resolved first.
How the fitting process works
A patient attends a scheduled fitting at Cosmetic Dental Studios in NYC or Beverly Hills, where Dr. Veytsman will make digital impressions of the teeth. Impression results are sent to the laboratory where custom Invisalign aligners are developed. Once the aligners are ready, the patient returns to our office where Dr. Veytsman will fit the first set of aligners to the teeth. Every two weeks, the aligners are switched out for the next set to gradually straighten the teeth to their ideal position.
How long do I have to wear Invisalign aligners?
Wear time will vary by patient, depending on the initial position of their teeth. Typically, individuals can expect to wear Invisalign aligners anywhere from a few months to a year. Consult with Dr. Veytsman about what to expect for your unique treatment schedule.
Will my Invisalign aligners results last?
Once you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment wear schedule, Dr. Veytsman will fit you for an Invisalign retainer to prevent the teeth from migrating back into an abnormal position. If patients consistently wear their retainer and practice healthy lifestyle habits, their Invisalign results can potentially last for many years.
Caring for my teeth when using Invisalign aligners
Since the aligners are removable, patients can participate in a relatively normal dental hygiene routine at home without having to work around orthodontic hardware. Here are a few ways to care for your teeth at home:
- Brush and floss twice daily
- Use mouth rinse to remove tartar buildup
- Gently brush and sanitize your Invisalign aligners daily
- Avoid eating excessively chewy, sticky, crunchy, or hard foods
- Eat healthy, nutritious foods
- Stay well hydrated
- Protect the teeth with a mouth guard during contact sports
Learn more about Invisalign aligners and if they are right for you
If you would like to see if Invisalign aligners are right for you, contact us at Cosmetic Dental Studios and schedule an appointment today. Top celebrity dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsma works with patients near New York and Beverly Hills, helping them accomplish radiant smiles that last.