Many adults and teens with crooked teeth or an abnormal bite don’t want to wear metal braces to correct their smile. Luckily, Invisalign® uses a series of clear alignment trays to give you the smile you want quickly and with less pain than typical braces.
Charles M. Marks, DDS, at OK Tooth in Midtown Manhattan, New York, wants you to love the way your teeth look. Here, we describe the advantages of choosing Invisalign or Invisalign Teen to get a beautiful smile.
Invisalign aligners are clear, removable trays made of BPA-free plastic. Unless someone gets up close and personal, they don’t even notice you’re wearing the aligners — a big plus for teens and adult professionals — even though you wear them for about 22 hours a day.
Invisalign aligners are easy to keep clean whenever you take them out to eat, drink, brush your teeth, or attend a special event. Invisalign has several advantages:
Invisalign works faster than metal braces
Metal braces move each tooth individually, which can take years. Invisalign uses a series of trays that move all of your teeth together — about 50% faster than other corrective treatments. You can expect to wear Invisalign aligners for only 12-18 months.
Invisalign uses SmartTrack®
SmartTrack® is an elastic material that applies constant, gentle pressure to your teeth, subtly nudging them into their new position. Your teeth align faster and more comfortably than with traditional braces.
Invisalign is a custom fit
Sure, metal braces are fitted to your teeth, but they’re not as pliable as plastic. Invisalign aligners are designed and manufactured specifically for your mouth. The trays are made using scanners that create a 3D model of your teeth. This technology lets Dr. Marks project what your teeth will look like by the end of treatment.
Invisalign can fix most bite problems
Invisalign adds pressure to targeted areas of your mouth, which helps align your bite into the correct position. Invisalign is a great tool for correcting these bite problems:
- Tooth gaps
- Crowded teeth
Invisalign is constantly improving
Invisalign has been around for decades, but the technology is constantly evolving to make the treatment faster and more comfortable. Data and feedback from more than 9 million patients are used to improve the process, materials, and fitting of Invisalign. When you choose Invisalign, you’re choosing the most up-to-date version of the treatment possible.
Ready to get the Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted? You can learn more about Invisalign by booking a consultation with Dr. Marks at our New York City office. To schedule a consultation, call 212-651-4121 or request an appointment online.