Invisalign® continues to be a popular treatment for new and returning patients at the practice of Drs. Siegelman in New York, NY. However, it is found to be an excellent treatment for both teenagers and older adults. Why is this? First, it’s best to understand how Invisalign works and find out when it can be used.
Understanding how Invisalign® orthodontics works
You may wonder how the process works if you’re considering Invisalign® orthodontics to straighten your teeth. Here’s a quick overview as described by Drs. Siegelman:
First, you’ll need a consultation to see if Invisalign® is right for you. During this consultation appointment, our team will take X-rays, photos, and dental impressions of your teeth to create a custom treatment plan.
Once your treatment plan is created, you will be fitted with a series of clear, plastic aligners that are designed specifically for your teeth. Then, you will wear each aligner for about two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series.
As you progress through the aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into place. You’ll need a dental visit for periodic checkups so we can ensure that your treatment is on track.
Overall, the entire process usually takes about 12-18 months. You’ll be left with a beautiful, straight smile at the end of treatment!
Why is Invisalign® popular with older patients?
Invisalign® is popular with teenagers and adults for several reasons.
- Invisalign® is much less noticeable than traditional metal braces, which means that you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
- Invisalign® is much more comfortable to wear than traditional braces, as there are no wires or brackets to rub against your gums.
- Invisalign® is easier to clean than traditional braces, as you can simply remove the aligners and brush your teeth as normal.
Call Dr. Siegelman to learn more about Invisalign® orthodontics
If you are thinking about straightening your teeth, then Invisalign® is definitely worth considering. To find out more about Invisalign®, please get in touch with us today. Call 212-974-8737 to discuss this and other cosmetic treatments available at our state-of-the-art dental facility in New York, NY.