Using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances, Invisalign orthodontics are virtually undetectable as they straighten your teeth without the need for wires and brackets. With a high success rate in both adults and teens, this innovative procedure allows you to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing you’re wearing an appliance. Our Brooklyn Heights dentist at Hanson Place Dental, uses the Invisalign treatment plan along with 3-D computer software that helps make custom sets of plastic aligners that move teeth in small increments. Each aligner, as few as 12 or as many as 48, is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, floss, and brush. Our dedicated staff will help you to understand the process of using Invisalign and to help you decide if it is the right treatment for you or your child.
The most obvious advantage of Invisalign orthodontics from our Brooklyn Heights dentist is cosmetic. This makes the method especially popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces or the discomfort that usually accompanies them. With metal braces, 50% of patients develop tooth decay because, unlike Invisalign, they cannot be removed for eating and cleaning and they prevent accurate x-rays from being taken. Computerized treatment planning is a necessary part of the Invisalign procedure as this allows you to review the projected smile design, learn how long the treatment is likely to take, compare different plans, and make a more educated decision as to your choice of treatment. Invisalign has been shown to work faster and achieve straighter teeth than alternative methods.
At Hanson Place Dental our certified Invisalign practitioners begin by taking dental impressions, x-rays and photographs of your teeth and sends them to Align Technology. The impressions are put through a CT scan from which a computer creates a three-dimensional model. Custom software then simulates the movement of the teeth in stages. Our Brooklyn Heights dentist reviews the simulation online and, once approved, a plastic resin aligner is manufactured for each stage of treatment and shipped to our office. Average treatment time is about one year, depending on the complexity of the treatment and, once complete, retainers made of a similar plastic material are usually required to be worn, at least at night. With our expert staff, devoted to your happiness, comfort and overall satisfaction, consider Invisalign to help give you and your family the smiles you’ve always wanted.