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Invisalign - Orthodontics with a Cosmetic Dimension

By Eugene D. Stanislaus on October 04, 2010


 

Many adults with misaligned teeth are hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment, simply because they equate orthodontics with shiny metal braces. While traditional braces are highly effective, they are also seen by many as being associated with adolescence. For adults whose alignment problems are too severe to be treated with porcelain veneers – “instant orthodontics” – cosmetic dentistry offers an outstanding alternative in Invisalign®, available at Brooklyn Heights Dental in New York.

Invisalign® clear aligners effectively straighten teeth and are a potentially ideal treatment for both adults and children alike. Because the Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible, adults can realign their teeth without sacrificing their smiles; the plastic aligners are detectable only upon close inspection. The good news is, however, that the advantages of Invisalign® only begin with the cosmetic benefits.

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners can be removed; indeed, they must be removed and replaced approximately every two weeks as part of the treatment. They may also be removed, however, during meals and for brushing and flossing. This means that Invisalign® wearers do not have to stop eating foods that are restricted to wearers of traditional braces. Likewise, removing food particles and plaque is a breeze with Invisalign®.

Perhaps best of all, Invisalign® treatment requires roughly the same amount of time as treatment with traditional braces and, for the right candidates, produces similarly excellent results. Treatment is gentle and comfortable, as the series of aligners is custom crafted to the precise specifications of the individual patient.  Treatment can be combined with other procedures such as teeth whitening for more comprehensive results.

Invisalign® offers the best of two worlds: the restorative power of traditional braces with the aesthetic advantages of cosmetic dentistry. For further information about Invisalign®, contact Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus at Brooklyn Heights Dental, serving all of New York.

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