Invisalign Specialist

Invisalign Specialist in Brooklyn, NY

Friends Family Dental and Orthodontics offer Invisalign which provides a discrete way to straighten your teeth. Contact us today to see if you would be a good candidate for ceramic clear braces. Visit us online to book an appointment. We serve patients from Brooklyn NY and surrounding areas.

Invisalign Specialist Near Me in Brooklyn, NY
Invisalign Specialist Near Me in Brooklyn, NY

Table of Contents:

Is Invisalign better than braces?
How long do you wear an Invisalign for?
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
How long does it take to start seeing results from Invisalign?

Is Invisalign better than braces?

While the end result between Invisalign and braces provide similarities, the in-between and the beginning are much different. To better understand which product would be best for your situation, we will go into detail about the benefits of Invisalign and the benefits of braces.

Invisalign Pros
Appearance
Comfort
Ease of Flossing and Brushing
No issues with hard or chewy foods
Less dentist/orthodontist visits
Worn 6 to 24 months

Invisalign Cons
Not the best option for complex cases
Aligner must be removed to eat or drink anything but water
Should be worn a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day
We will need to clean the Invisalign retainer
Can be costly depending on the number of retainers needed

Braces Pros
Best for complex dental cases
Variety of issues to choose from
Cannot be easily removed
Able to drink all beverages without removal
More affordable

Braces Cons
Uncomfortable to wear
Bulky appearance
Limitations for the foods you can eat
More visits to the dentist/orthodontist
Discoloration or stains may be left behind temporarily once removed
2 years of wear on average

How long do you wear an Invisalign for?

Many dentists and orthodontists will recommend varying lengths of time for each patient to wear Invisalign depending on how much work needs to be done, as each case will bring different challenges. On average, we see patients take between 6 to 12 months or longer for the Invisalign treatment to complete. With Invisalign, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment, with each patient, different tooth alignment issues will arise, while some may be mild and take 6 months max, others can take up to a year or longer to complete.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign has many advantages over other methods of teeth aligners, the many reasons why so many people choose Invisalign over other methods include:

Comfortable to wear
Invisalign was created as a removable aligner that is comfortable to wear almost 22 hours a day. Aligners were created with round edges to ensure you wouldn’t feel any discomfort or pain while wearing them during your teeth straightening process, unlike other teeth straightening devices available.

Improves your dental hygiene
Invisalign removable aligners allow you to remove the main device and clean not only the aligner but your teeth, floss and use mouthwash without anything in between interfering. This way, it allows the mouth to stay cleaner, and healthier while you continue to straighten your teeth.

Able to fix any dental issues
Invisalign helps to fix crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and spacing as well as helps to prevent many dental issues that can develop.

Prevents future dental issues
Invisalign is known to fix dental issues like straightening crooked teeth and spacing, but it can also prevent dental issues including gum inflammation, chipped teeth, tooth sensitivity, underbite, crossbite, overbite, and bad breath.

Non-invasive scanning available
Unlike traditional methods that require extensive evaluations of your teeth, Invisalign uses impressions or molds of the teeth including 3D technology sans to provide a more hassle-free, non-invasive scanning appointment.

Increases your self-confidence
Your self-confidence will increase immensely when you begin noticing beautiful straight teeth from Invisalign.

Less dental visits required
Invisalign requires much fewer dental visits than other traditional methods, this is because you will be sent home with a box of continuous trays that you are able to move up to by following the instructions sent home by your dentist or orthodontist.

Able to drink and eat almost anything
The negative about braces is the fact many foods or candy will easily snap the braces off, bend the wire, or other issues including getting food stuck between the braces that can be difficult to get out. With Invisalign clear aligners, the removable aligners make it easy for you to remove the aligner, eat the foods and drinks you want, then re-apply your clear aligner after you are done and have washed out your mouth with water.

Time period is much shorter than other methods
Invisalign provides a shorter time frame for you to wear Invisalign, this is due to the design behind Invisalign’s success, as well, while you wear Invisalign, it is rare for anyone to notice you wearing the clear aligners.

How long does it take to start seeing results from Invisalign?

Invisalign provides gradual results when straightening your teeth, it is done also to minimize discomfort and any discomfort when straightening the teeth and ensuring a precise straight, and healthy smile. You may begin to notice clearer results around the 10-to-12-week mark, but each individual patient who starts Invisalign will see different lengths of results, some sooner, some later. Call us or visit to learn more. We serve patients from Brooklyn NY, Manhattan NY, Bronx NY, Hoboken NJ, West New York NJ, and surrounding areas.