Cosmetic Orthodontic Solutions with Invisalign® in Yorktown Heights, NY
Invisalign® is an exciting evolution in orthodontic care. Patients can now achieve mild to moderate orthodontic corrections while using a metal-free, nearly invisible aligners. Dr. Michael Schwartz is proud to offer this cosmetic alternative to traditional braces at their Yorktown Heights dental office.
The Invisalign® Process
It begins with a simple consultation between you and your Invisalign® dentist. If it’s determined that you’re a candidate for orthodontic aligners then a digital or molded 3D model will be made of your teeth and sent to Invisalign® technicians. The technicians will recommend a treatment plan, which will then be reviewed and approved by Dr. Schwartz. Once the plan is approved, work will begin on the first of many alignment trays that you will wear on a regular basis, except when eating or drinking.
Invisalign® patients are required to wear their trays for 22 hours each day. They are only removed while eating and drinking and to maintain proper oral hygiene which will prevent the accumulation and trapping of food particles and plaque beneath the trays. As part of their new extra-thorough hygienic practice, patients will need to brush and floss, not just two times a day, but after every meal.
The Invisalign® Advantage
Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign® offers an immediate and obvious cosmetic benefit, which often makes this treatment path the preferred choice for adults and teens. All patients will appreciate the lack of food restrictions. Invisalign® users are free to enjoy any and all foods they love, so long as they maintain due diligence with regard to their hygiene. Patients using Invisalign® as opposed to traditional braces will also find it much easier to floss. No special tools are required. Simply remove the alignment trays and brush and floss normally. Another significant advantage held by Invisalign® over traditional braces is that patients will spend on average less time in the examination chair. You won’t be required to sit through countless tightening procedures. Instead, when you’re ready for your next alignment tray, it will simply be given to you and you’ll begin using it—easy.
Is Invisalign® for You?
To find out if Invisalign® is for you, schedule an appointment with the Yorktown Heights office of Dr. Michael Schwartz. We look forward to helping you improve your smile. Contact us today!