If you want a straighter and more symmetrical smile, Invisalign® treatment can help. At Dental Arts of Brooklyn with an office in the Bensonhurst and Mapleton neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, general dentist Jason Liem, DDS, and his team offer orthodontics with Invisalign to teenagers and adults. Clear aligners can transform your smile quickly and without brackets, metal archwires, or rubber bands. Call the nearest office today and request an Invisalign consultation or book online.
Invisalign uses removable oral aligners to improve the position of your teeth or jaw. The aligners are made of SmartTrack®, a thermoplastic that doesn’t contain gluten, latex, or BPA. As a result, treatment is safe for pregnant people and those with allergies.
At Dental Arts of Brooklyn, the team uses Invisalign to treat various alignment issues, including:
You might also be a candidate for Invisalign treatment if you have a bite abnormality, like overbite, underbite, or crossbite.
Your Dental Arts of Brooklyn provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes a series of digital X-rays. If you have an alignment issue that can benefit from Invisalign, like crooked teeth or a malpositioned jaw, you qualify for treatment.
Your provider takes digital impressions of your teeth and jaw using an intraoral scanner and uploads the scans to a computer design program. Then, they develop a custom treatment plan, mapping out the precise movements of your teeth or jaw.
After finalizing the treatment plan, your provider sends the scans to an Invisalign lab. Then, techs at the lab use your scans to create a series of custom Invisalign aligners.
During treatment, you visit Dental Arts of Brooklyn every three weeks. At each visit, your provider completes an oral exam and provides you with new Invisalign aligners. Each new set of aligners places slightly different pressure on your teeth and jaw, changing their position.
Treatment with Invisalign typically takes 12-18 months*, but it may take longer depending on your goals and the alignment issues addressed. To speed up the process, wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss. Attend your check ups at Dental Arts of Brooklyn and follow your provider’s instructions.
To keep your Invisalign aligners clean, rinse them in cool tap water several times daily. To remove plaque and food particles, gently brush your aligners with a soft-bristle toothbrush before going to bed. If there’s lots of buildup, ask your provider about Invisalign cleaning crystals.
Call the nearest Dental Arts of Brooklyn office today to learn more about Invisalign treatment or click the online booking feature.