Many dental patients seek orthodontic treatment options to obtain the aesthetic and health benefits of straight teeth. Correcting even slight misalignment with customized, clear aligner trays helps those self-conscious about their smiles feel more confident.
Dr. Donna Williams and our team of dedicated professionals at Morningside Dental Care proudly offer Invisalign® clear aligners in Harlem. Call us today if you have questions about this beneficial and convenient treatment.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners are custom trays designed to provide you a uniform smile with more discretion and comfort than traditional braces. These invisible trays are barely noticeable and can be removed when eating, brushing, or flossing. Every two weeks, our dentists provide you a new set of trays that continue to shift your teeth into their ideal position. Effective treatment calls for patients to wear aligners for at least 22 hours a day.
Whether you’re an adult or teen that experienced an orthodontic relapse, or you would rather not wear braces, Invisalign is a great option to straighten mildly crooked, unevenly spaced, and crowded teeth. In addition to the straightening effects, Invisalign trays can be used to apply teeth whitening gel, making it convenient for providing multiple treatments at once.
Invisalign Vs. Traditional Braces
Braces consist of metal brackets affixed to the surface of your teeth while a metal wire runs through each bracket, guiding them to uniformity. This method requires monthly checkups and maintenance to ensure the brackets and wires are in proper working order.
Orthodontic treatment with braces tends to take longer for desired results, as the alignment issues are usually more complex. Braces are a suitable option available for patients with any level of malocclusion and prove to be the only beneficial option for patients with significant crowding or unevenness.
With Invisalign clear aligners, the custom trays not only provide a comfortable fit, but the smooth design prevents any discomfort that sometimes occurs with traditional braces.
Are You a Good Candidate for Clear Braces?
Our office will conduct a thorough evaluation and help you determine whether or not this treatment option suits you best. While most people would agree that Invisalign is a more efficient and discreet orthodontic method, patients with extensive alignment complications may need traditional braces for the first phase of their orthodontic treatment until the misalignment is more manageable. Teenagers and adults are the best candidates for Invisalign clear braces.
Contact Us in Harlem Today
At Morningside Dental Care, Dr. Williams is certified to offer Invisalign clear aligners to her patients in Harlem, including those in Upper West Side and Manhattan. If you want to improve your smile's appearance and you are looking for a more discreet option than traditional braces, call our office today to set up an appointment.