New Dimension Dentistry
Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY
When your teeth aren’t properly aligned, your self-esteem, oral health, speech, and even nutrition may suffer. While braces have long been a traditional treatment to create a straight smile, they can be uncomfortable and unattractive. At New Dimension Dentistry in Midtown East, Manhattan, Doris Giraldo, DDS, offers a valid alternative to braces in Invisalign® clear aligners. The aligners gently shift your teeth into a beautiful smile without the hassle and restrictions of braces. Call the New York City office today to set up a consultation and learn if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. Alternatively, set up your appointment using the online tool.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a method of correcting an irregular or crooked bite without the use of metal brackets. It consists of a series of clear aligner trays customized to your bit goals. They gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment.
The trays are created using computer monitoring so they fit your teeth exactly and follow the treatment plan created by Dr. Giraldo to get you the smile you’ve always wanted.
How does Invisalign help my oral health?
Invisalign is a revolutionary way to create a straight smile in people with crooked teeth. Straightening your teeth improves your self-esteem and allows you to speak and smile with confidence.
Proper alignment also helps prevent the following:
- Receding gums
- Worn-down or chipped teeth
- Bone loss
- Jaw pain
- Difficulty chewing or speaking
Misaligned teeth can also contribute to tooth decay and gum disease from plaque, tartar, and bacterial buildup. When teeth are crowded, too widely spaced, or overlapping, proper hygiene is harder to maintain.
What orthodontic issues does Invisalign address?
Invisalign can address most of the same bite issues as braces, but often with a quicker treatment plan.
Specific conditions corrected with Invisalign treatment include
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
Dr. Giraldo creates a customized plan to help your specific orthodontic issues.
What makes Invisalign a good alternative to braces?
Invisalign’s technology offers a number of advantages as compared to braces.
Invisalign trays are removable, so you can clean your teeth as you always do without having to navigate between brackets. There’s no need to use special brushes or flossing devices. The trays are easily rinsed off and placed right back onto your teeth.
Invisalign trays are made from a state-of-the-art plastic that’s perfectly smooth. They won’t nick or irritate your mouth’s soft tissue.
With braces, you have dietary restrictions because certain foods may get stuck in the brackets or you can’t easily take a bite. For example, whole apples are just too hard to eat when you have braces. With Invisalign, there are no eating restrictions. You remove Invisalign trays to eat and drink, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods.
The aligners are clear and fit snugly right over your teeth. No one will know you’re wearing them.
If you’re ready to find out how Invisalign can revolutionize your smile, call New Dimension Dentistry or book an appointment online today.