adult woman holding a Invisalign clear aligner in her handIf you’re looking into orthodontics in the Midtown Manhattan area, Dr. Karthilde Appolon of Appolon Dental Group offers Invisalign, a highly effective, affordable means of straightening teeth and making your smile more beautiful. If traditional metal braces are not for you, consider this revolutionary teeth straightening system that is changing lives one smile at a time.

If you have a less-than-stellar smile and have been hiding your crooked teeth with your hand, it’s time to consider clear braces, which are ideal for teens, young adults, and older adults who fit the candidacy requirements. Traditional metal braces are not the best orthodontics choice for everyone who visits our Midtown Manhattan practice, so we are thrilled to offer a much more appealing means of straightening teeth to create more attractive smiles.

A Bit About Invisalign

Invisalign is the oldest and best-known clear aligner product; Align Technology introduced the product in 1998, and it’s gained popularity over the last several years because these clear braces are an excellent means to straighten teeth discreetly. While traditional braces are bulky and noticeable, the clear aligners are barely visible, and they are very easy to clean and pop in and out.

This type of orthodontia straightens teeth just as well as traditional braces, but there is no discomfort involved with clear aligners. There are no brackets or wires to cut the inside of your cheeks, and no tightening appointments are required every few weeks that cause discomfort. You will forget you have Invisalign Clear Aligners in your mouth once you get used to them.

The Invisalign Process

The first step in the process involves Dr. Appolon and her team performing a thorough examination to ensure your oral health is in good shape to begin a teeth-straightening regimen. Using the most innovative dental technology available today, we will create a 3-D image of your mouth and jaw, and we’ll use these images to put together a plan for moving your teeth into their proper place.

Your findings will create a series of customized clear aligners specifically designed for your mouth. These aligners apply pressure to your teeth, gradually shifting them to move them into the desired places for a beautifully straight smile.

Depending on Dr. Appolon’s instructions, you’ll switch out one set of aligners for a new set about every week or two. Typically, you’ll need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily for several months. Every patient’s situation is different, so we won’t know your exact treatment plan until we see what issues you’re currently facing.

What Dental Problems Do Clear Aligners Correct?

Invisalign clear, comfortable, invisible braces correct several dental problems, including:

  • Underbite—An underbite occurs when your bottom teeth are pushed farther than your top teeth. While your puppy’s underbite may be adorable and super cute, most humans don’t find it to be adorable and want it fixed.
  • Overbite—An overbite occurs when your top teeth jut out over your bottom teeth too far. Clear retainers are the perfect solution to correct overbite.
  • Crossbite—If your top teeth rest behind your bottom teeth when your mouth is closed, you have a crossbite.
  • Teeth with large gaps—Small gaps are fine, but large gaps between teeth may lead to severe issues because food particles get stuck in the gaps, allowing bacteria to grow leading to tartar and plaque buildup.
  • Overcrowded teeth—The jaw bones can only accommodate so many teeth, and dental problems arise when teeth are overcrowded. In severe overcrowding, one or more teeth may need to be extracted. However, Invisalign can correct crowded teeth without needing extractions in most patients.
  • Crooked teeth—If your teeth are not as straight as you’d like them, These orthodontics are often the best solution to straighten teeth with no metal braces, brackets, and wires.

Why Choose Clear Braces?

  • The clear aligners are invisible
  • Invisalign is very comfortable
  • Clear aligners require fewer dental appointments
  • Maintenance is easy
  • Results are amazing

Learn More About Invisalign Clear Aligners

Please call Appolon Dental Group, serving Midtown Manhattan and surrounding areas of NYC, at (212) 557-8668 to schedule an Invisalign consultation. You may also fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will contact you to answer any questions you have or assist with scheduling.