What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic trays that align teeth over time in the same way that braces can correct crooked teeth. Every few weeks, you will switch to a new aligner to gradually and discreetly correct your teeth alignment issues. If you are embarrassed about the look of your smile due to crooked teeth or a bad bite but even more embarrassed to wear braces, Invisalign can help.
How can Invisalign benefit me?
With the ability to correct bad bites, gapped, and misaligned teeth, Invisalign Braces are an attractive alternative to traditional metal braces. These clear trays are far less noticeable and can be removed for eating and cleaning. Some patients with metal braces experience difficulty eating certain foods and keeping their teeth free from debris that becomes lodged between brackets. Invisalign braces afford patients with the luxury of removing them for daily flossing and brushing, them to maintain optimum oral hygiene.
Additionally, straight teeth function better and allow you to chew, bite, and speak without difficulty. Straight teeth also reduce your risk of oral health problems. Overlapped and crowded teeth are difficult to keep clean, which fosters an environment in which gum and tooth health are compromised. Patients with misaligned teeth and bites are more vulnerable to gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth trauma. Malocclusion places excessive strain on the jaw joints and surrounding muscles and nerves, leading to a condition known as TMJ dysfunction. This condition can cause chronic headaches and pain in the jaws, face, neck, and shoulders and may also be accompanied by bruxism, which is characterized by chronic teeth grinding and clenching. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can help eliminate these oral health risks.
How can I correct my smile with Invisalign?
To repair your malocclusion and enjoy the cosmetic and health benefits of straight teeth, you can begin by consulting our orthodontist. At Holistic Dentists, our orthodontist Dr. Barton is one of the top 100 Invisalign providers in the world out of over 7,000 providers. He has extensive experience in Invisalign procedures, as he has provided treatment for over 3,000 Invisalign patients. Let the skilled hands of Dr. Barton transform your misaligned teeth into a beautiful smile.
To ask questions about holistic dentistry or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lewis Gross, contact our Tribeca holistic dentist office at (212) 732-2200. We are currently accepting new patients. For your convenience, new patient forms are available for download on our website.