What You Should Know About Invisalign
posted: May 19, 2021.
Have you been wondering if Invisalign is a good option for you? The orthodontic treatment method offered by your Niskayuna, NY, dentists, Dr. Megan Curran and Dr. Todd Vaccaro of Vaccaro Family Dentistry, helps you straighten your smile discreetly.
The Invisalign approach to orthodontic treatment
Invisalign offers an alternative to traditional, wire-and-bracket braces. Straightening is accomplished with a series of clear, removable aligner trays. These trays exert constant pressure on your teeth and slowly realign them.
Your trays are designed using a 3D image of your mouth created by CAD/CAM technology. Creating the image involves combining digital photographs, impressions, and X-rays taken at the Niskayuna, NY, dental office.
Invisalign offers a subtle way to improve your smile
Although metal braces are certainly effective, there's no hiding that flash of metal when you smile, laugh, or speak. If you'd like a more discreet option, Invisalign is an excellent choice. The clear aligner trays fit over your teeth snugly and won't draw attention to the fact that you're improving your smile.
Invisalign trays are designed for your comfort
Your trays are made of smooth plastic for a comfortable wearing experience. Since Invisalign is a wire-free treatment method, you'll never have to worry about stray brace wires that can cut your mouth.
Adjustments are eliminated with Invisalign
Periodically changing the tension of brace wires is a crucial step when you wear traditional braces. Since Invisalign is a wire-free straightening method, adjustments are unnecessary.
Each tray in the series accomplishes a particular straightening goal and is worn for about two weeks. At the end of two weeks, you'll trade your current tray for the next one in the series. Although you won't need adjustments, you'll still need to visit the dental office for follow-up appointments.
Invisalign provides a convenient way to straighten your teeth
You won't have to avoid any foods during your Invisalign treatment. In fact, you can eat anything you want after you remove the trays. As soon as you finish eating, you'll rinse the trays and put them back in your mouth.
Caring for your teeth is incredibly easy too. You'll simply take out your tray and brush and floss normally. You can even remove your trays for a few hours to play sports or attend special events, although you should wear the trays for about 22 hours most days.
Enhance your smile with Invisalign! Call your dentists in Niskayuna, NY, Dr. Curran and Dr. Vaccaro of Vaccaro Family Dentistry, at 518-377-3628 to schedule your appointment.