Braces are a go-to solution for straightening teeth. However, they aren’t very discreet, which is why many adults never get orthodontic treatment. According to the staff at Manhattan Dental: Donald Burger, DDS, FAGD in New York, there are alternatives, and Invisalign® is one of the most popular. This custom orthodontic treatment has a number of advantages over traditional braces and has become an invaluable solution for many people.
What Is Invisalign?
Traditional braces require metal brackets and wiring placed carefully throughout the mouth. Instead of metal, Invisalign uses custom-fitted aligners worn over your teeth. Gradually, they begin to shift teeth into place, and the aligners are updated to accommodate these changes in different treatment phases. The primary reason so many people choose Invisalign, however, is because they’re so discreet. The aligners are clear and barely noticeable, meaning you won't have to worry about the appearance.
Is It Right for Me?
Many of the patients the staff at Manhattan Dental treat are adults who had conventional "braces" as children but for one reason or another, their orthodontic conditions have relapsed. This can result not only in teeth that are not aesthetically pleasing but can result in a "destructive bite". A destructive bite is one in which teeth are wearing unevenly due to incorrect positioning. This can lead to premature tooth loss and preventable treatment.
Ultimately, Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic option. If you’re a candidate, turn to a dentist at Manhattan Dental: Donald Burger, DDS, FAGD. They offer comprehensive dental care and cosmetic dentistry services and are committed to helping patients achieve their ideal smile. Call (212) 873-5400 today to schedule an appointment and visit their website and Facebook to learn more about the practice.