A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. Now, you can say no to both! Mehdi Aryan, DMD is a premier Invisalign® provider and invisalign specialist at Vitta Dental in Murray Hill, Midtown East, New York City. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call Dr. Aryan today.
Invisalign Q & A
How does Invisalign work?
You have an innovative new alternative to braces: Invisalign. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.
The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for the best results. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.
Is Invisalign really better than braces?
Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it’s becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Here are just a few of the benefits Invisalign offers over traditional braces:
- Invisibility: when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
- Comfort: the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
- Convenience: you can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat
- Timing: you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques
Dr. Mehdi specializes in this form of orthodontics, designed to address and correct numerous issues with malpositioned teeth and prevent future oral health problems.
Is Invisalign right for me?
Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Teeth misalignment after braces
Invisalign might not be the right treatment for you if you have major alignment and orthodontic issues, and Dr. Aryan may recommend an alternative treatment.
What is involved in Invisalign treatment?
Dr. Aryan first examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment method for you. He may make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3D images using a digital scanner. These images help Dr. Aryan create an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.
Next, Dr. Aryan fits your teeth with customized clear, plastic aligners. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. You will swap out your aligners for a new set every week or two. This process continues until your smile is just right.
If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, talk to Dr. Aryan about Invisalign by calling Vitta Dental or booking an appointment online today.