Upper East Side Invisalign Dentist
Braces have been a right of passage for millions of teenagers around the world. As technology advances and new methods are introduced, some remain self-conscious about the traditional metal brackets in their mouths. Adults usually have a difficult time opting to get braces, even if crooked teeth aren’t the problem. Braces offer the option to correct issues with teeth and they can be almost unseen with clear aligners. It’s a great option for people who are looking for something a little more modern than the traditional braces we all grew up with.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that helps straighten teeth, much like traditional braces do, but with new and improved technology that provides amazing results in the form of clear aligners. Invisalign is safe to use for both teenagers and adults to move their teeth into a more correct position. Dr. Orest Bauer is a dentist based out of the Upper East Side at Bauer Dental Arts, and he will work with you to determine if it is a good option for you and how the process works.
They are used to correct crowded or crooked teeth, as well as problems associated with overbites and underbites. Patients now have an alternative option to traditional metal braces that is easy to apply, easy to adjust and provides amazing results in up to half the time.
How Does it Work?
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, custom aligners to gradually correct the position of your teeth. Aligners are worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, but you can remove them for eating and to thoroughly clean your teeth. You can also remove them for special occasions, but for the most part it is hard to tell your teeth have anything on.
Your first visit: A set of 3D images will be taken so that Dr. Bauer can prepare a mold for your teeth. Thanks to our office technology, you’ll also be able to see what your teeth will look like after the treatments complete. It’s very exciting to see the change on the screen! The mold of your teeth will be received by a dental technician who will build your aligner trays for your first, and subsequent visits. Once your trays have returned to the dentist’s office, you’ll be invited in for a fitting. Each aligner tray should expect to be worn for several weeks, with the total number of trays being needed ranging from 20-50 trays in a period spanning bettwen 9 to 18 months.
How Long Does Invisalign Take to See Results?
During the 9 to 18 months it takes to correct your smile you will start seeing results usually in a few months. You would have to wear traditional braces for about two years for the same results! Clear aligners provide a smooth and comfortable experience with no wires, bands, or the discomfort and sores that come with them. You won’t need to come in for adjustments, but instead every 6 weeks so Dr. Bauer can check on the progress of your treatment. Most patients will start to see results within the first few weeks as they put constant pressure on your teeth and begin moving them right away. You won’t see significant results until closer to the end of your treatment regimen, but you can expect to notice teeth moving fairly quickly after the treatments are started.
What are the Benefits?
Patients love that the aligners are clear and can be removed while eating or drinking. Patients can expect to see results much faster than traditional braces, and in some cases, the braces only have to be worn for as little as 9 months. Because the aligner trays are updated all the time, the teeth respond better to the constant pressure pushing against them. There is no cutting or scraping sensation inside the mouth that you might have heard of with traditional braces because the aligners are made of soft plastic. They comfortable to wear and most people forget they have them on due to how naturally they fit teeth. Our patients have also mentioned of fewer headaches and pain in their mouth. The 3D technology allows our orthodontists to plan for progress and monitor progress with this unique technology. Computer programs and data collection produce images of the mouth so that the aligners can be remolded to continue the progression of the treatment. It’s no wonder we are the #1 option for Upper East Side Invisalign.
How to Choose the Right Provider for You
When it comes to working with the right dentist to administer and monitor your Invisalign braces, you need to work with someone who is trained and certified to use this advanced treatment system. Invisalign braces should only be applied by a dental professional who has received training and understands how to apply the aligners and conduct follow up progress checks. Dr. Bauer and the team at Bauer Dental Arts in the Upper East Side are highly skilled and trained in the use and administration of Invisalign. Don’t get stuck with traditional braces because your dentist doesn’t have the proper training to treat you. Come and see the knowledgeable and friendly professionals at Bauer Dental today to talk about your treatment options for correct crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or over and underbites. We also offer whitening treatment as well.
Schedule Your Consultation
We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure you understand your treatment options and have a clear vision for what the results will be. Using the advanced 3D technology, we show you how your teeth will respond to treatment and answer any questions you may have. We’ll also work with you to accommodate payment options so that you can get the smile you’ve always dreamed about.
Call us today. We look forward to serving you at our Upper East Side office.