Invisalign and other clear aligner brands offer seamless, easy smile correction that is almost invisible, easy to maintain and care for. Clear aligners use digital technology to plan and execute orthodontic treatment efficiently. With the aid of our Board Certified Orthodontist Brianna Davydov DDS, results both simple and complex are entirely achievable with careful planning and state-of-the-art execution and awesome results. Come meet Brianna Davydov DDS, Yev Davydov DDS and the team at Chroma Dental in Midtown, New York City. When you’re ready to learn more, call or click to schedule a visit.
Metal braces straighten your teeth by using a system of brackets and wires to create gentle pressure that slowly shifts your teeth into optimal position over time. Invisalign takes a similar approach, but instead of metal components, a series of clear plastic aligner trays create the pressure necessary to move teeth into alignment.
Invisalign can correct many of the same issues as metal braces. Some examples of treatable cases include:
During your consultation, your dentist uses intraoral scanning technology to assess your current bite and let you know if Invisalign is a good treatment option for your unique needs. At Chroma Dental, a board certified orthodontist, cosmetic dentist, and board certified oral surgeon consult on each case to deliver positive outcomes.
After your initial consultation, you’ll return once your first few sets of aligners arrive from the lab. Your dentist shows you how to place and remove them.
Wearing your aligners around the clock ensures your teeth receive the forces necessary to improve teeth alignment. Take them out only during meals and while brushing and flossing your teeth.
Every week or two it’s time to switch to a new set of aligners. That continues the force needed to keep your treatment moving forward. Periodic office visits give your provider a chance to check your progress and adjust your treatment plan if needed.
During your initial visit, your dentist evaluates your bite and gives you an estimate on how long your treatment should last. However, your compliance with all treatment instructions is a key part of staying on track.
In short, your aligners cannot do their job unless you are wearing them as advised. A degree of soreness is normal for a day or two after you change to a new set of aligners. This is similar to the sensation of having a treatment wire replaced with metal braces. The ability to accept this minor discomfort and keep wearing your aligners is a critical part of successful treatment.
If you’re ready to explore Invisalign in greater detail, call the office to schedule a visit, or book online in just a matter of moments.