What Are the Benefits of Choosing Invisalign® Aligners Over Traditional Braces?

By: Dr. Victoria Veytsman


There are two main ways to straighten misaligned teeth and achieve a perfect smile. While traditional braces are the go-to choice for many people, Invisalign aligners are becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons. Below, celebrity dentist Dr. Victoria Veytsman explains why more patients are choosing invisible braces over wires and brackets. Call Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York or Beverly Hills today to learn about this innovative treatment option.

What's wrong with traditional braces?

Traditional braces, also known as metal braces, are the most common method for straightening teeth. However, they come with a number of drawbacks that make them less appealing. For one, metal brackets and wires are highly visible and can cause feelings of embarrassment. Patients must also refrain from certain foods like popcorn and sticky candies, as they can damage the brackets and wires.

In addition to these physical discomforts, traditional braces require in-person visits to the dentist for tightening. This can be inconvenient for individuals who live far away from their dentist.

Why Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign aligners (sometimes called invisible braces) are a discreet and convenient solution for straightening misaligned teeth. Made of clear plastic, they are far less noticeable than metal braces. This makes them a great choice for adults who want to enhance their appearance without feeling self-conscious.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing patients to easily brush and floss their teeth without obstacles. They can also continue to enjoy all of their favorite foods without worrying about damaging the metal components in their mouth.

Another advantage of Invisalign aligners is that there is no need for painful adjustments at the office. Instead, you will receive a new set of aligners every few weeks that gradually shift the teeth into the desired position. No need for tightening or maintenance appointments.

Are Invisalign aligners really as reliable as braces?

When used as directed, Invisalign aligners can be as effective as braces for straightening misaligned teeth and correcting bite issues. In fact, they address a wide range of orthodontic problems, including crowding, spacing, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. However, it is important to note that the success of the treatment greatly depends on your compliance with wearing the aligners. Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York and Beverly Hills recommends wearing them for at least 22 hours a day.

What is the treatment process like?

The first step in getting Invisalign aligners is a consultation with our celebrity dentist, Dr. Veytsman. She will evaluate your teeth and determine if you are a good candidate for this option. The aligners are then custom-made based on impressions or scans of your teeth. This allows them to fit snugly and comfortably in your mouth.

Once you receive your aligners, you will wear each set for roughly two weeks before moving on to the next set. Dr. Veytsman will closely monitor your progress along the way. Most patients complete their treatment in about 18 months, depending on their individual needs.

Let a celebrity dentist help you achieve your dream smile

At Cosmetic Dental Studios in New York and Beverly Hills, we believe that everyone deserves a confident and beautiful smile. That is why we offer Invisalign aligners as an alternative to metal braces. Call to book a consultation with Dr. Victoria Veytsman and discover the benefits of invisible braces today. Your journey to a gorgeous smile starts here.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.