Invisalign is an invisible method to straighten teeth without the use of metallic orthodontic braces. It has become a very popular alternative to traditional braces.
Dr. Dragos has been recognized one of the best New York City dentists for cosmetic options, including Invisalign. Dr. Dragos draws on his knowledge as a dental technician and his expertise in cosmetic dentistry to provide an unparalleled experience.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign provides you with a free “Smile Assessment” on their web page, whether you are a teenager, adult, or caregiver.
How long does Invisalign take? How much does it cost?
Both the duration and cost of treatment generally depend on the number of aligners needed. Since each aligner is worn for two weeks, the treatment time can range from several months to over one year.
How often should I wear my aligners?
The best part about Invisalign can also be its downfall – it can be removed. Please do not remove the aligners except to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss. Invisalign only works when it is in your mouth. Try to leave it in all day and night if possible.
Is treatment painful?
There are no painful dental procedures needed for Invisalign; however, some patients have reported soreness after the first few days. This should be expected because your teeth are being forced into a different position. The pressure will decrease soon when you use your aligner diligently.
Will the aligner affect my speech?
Aligners may temporarily cause a slight lisp. This is natural until your mouth adjusts to your new equipment. After a brief period of acquaintance, any slight lisp or speech impediment will fade away.
Should I sleep with my aligner in?
Yes! Invisalign aligners should be worn approximately 20 to 22 hours per day and only removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
If I have bridgework on several teeth, will Invisalign still work?
Because bridgework involves the connection of a tooth to surrounding teeth, it would be difficult for the aligners to work effectively. The aligners are designed to move each tooth separately.
The best way to determine whether Invisalign is right for you is to call our Manhattan dental office and schedule an evaluation with Dr. Dragos. Call today and we’ll help you get started!