If you are unhappy with crooked teeth, you might have been considering getting them straightened for a long time. But maybe you always stopped because you didn’t like the thought of braces on your teeth. Well, now’s the time to go forward with your orthodontic treatment because Invisalign lets you straighten your teeth without metal brackets or wires.

This is good for you, and good for your teeth. Here are some of the benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces.

Practically Invisible

One of the biggest benefits is that with Invisalign there are no brackets and wires on your teeth. This means that no-one has to know that you’re getting your teeth straightened, and you don’t have to deal with coworkers making jokes like you’re a teenager again.

Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are so hard to see that few people will be able to notice that you have them in, even if you’re having a close conversation, or if you get closer than talking. Invisalign lets you kiss with confidence.

No Diet Restrictions

One of the biggest differences between Invisalign and traditional braces is that Invisalign’s aligners are completely removable. That means that you can keep eating all your favorite foods. You just take your aligner out to eat, and you can eat whatever you want.

With traditional braces, you have many diet restrictions that can make it hard to eat healthy foods you enjoy. Giving up some foods like popcorn and chewing gum are bad enough, but when you look at some of the other foods you have to give up, it’s a real hardship. Orthodontists often ask you to give up bagels and pizza. Give up pizza and bagels? C’mon, you might as well ask a New Yorker to give up air and water.

Plus, if you’re on a raw food or paleo diet, many of the diet options just don’t work well with braces.

Easy Hygiene

Cleaning around brackets and wires can be a nightmare. Things get stuck in your teeth or in the wires, and flossing requires special tools and techniques that can take forever. But not going through these procedures can cause serious complications. Your teeth can develop new cavities, get white spots, or experience gum disease.

But with Invisalign, you can remove the aligners and just brush and floss your teeth normally. It’s easy--or, at least, no harder than it’s ever been.


If you have friends who got braces, chances are good that you’ve heard them complain about the feeling of braces. The brackets that rub against their cheeks and the wires that poke them. Braces can be a constant irritation.

But Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are smooth. They won’t scrape or poke your cheeks or lips.

Faster Treatment

In the past, Invisalign took about as much time as traditional braces. But because Invisalign’s treatment and results are designed and monitored by computers, Align Technology is constantly improving its procedure based on every treatment. With over 5 million people getting Invisalign, the procedure is much better than it used to be, more reliable and, yes, faster, too.

Changes in the algorithm and materials used mean that Invisalign today can be completed in half the time that it used to take.

Are You Looking for the Best Orthodontic Option in Midtown?

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, you need to think about the different options that can give you not only great results, but also a great experience. Invisalign is a great treatment option, and Dr. Karthilde Appolon is a preferred provider, thanks to her training and experience providing it to her patients.

To learn whether Invisalign is right for you, please call 212-557-8668 today for an appointment at the Appolon Dental Group in Columbus Circle.