Proper orthodontic treatment is highly beneficial for oral health and wellness. However, many older patients are uncomfortable with wearing traditional braces.
If you are interested in an alternative to regular braces that will still straighten your teeth and correct misalignments, find a dentist in Brooklyn that offers Invisalign® near you. At World of Dentistry, we can perform a full evaluation of your smile and get you fitted in as little as two appointments.
Invisalign is a trademarked type of braces characterized by clear aligners that sit over the teeth. These aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth to slowly correct crookedness and minor imperfections like overbite and underbite.
Each aligner is custom made to fit your unique smile. The average patient will need a series of aligners over a period of 6 to 18 months, depending on the condition of their teeth.
Invisalign is best when worn by individuals who only have minor misalignments or orthodontic issues. This means people who have moderate to severe overbites, crooked teeth, or underbites will be unable to wear the aligners.
Many older patients choose to request Invisalign for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is for aesthetics, as the clear aligners are almost invisible when worn. This means patients don’t have to worry about any perceived stereotypes about braces and will still feel like themselves.
Besides cosmetics, many people find Invisalign to be more comfortable than traditional braces since there are no tightening appointments and no metal that will cut into the gums and soft tissues.
Finally, the aligners are easy to clean and can be removed to brush the teeth, improving oral health and hygiene.
Not everyone is a good candidate Invisalign, so it’s important to schedule an appointment with a qualified orthodontist and dentist. At World of Dentistry, you can simply call our office and mention you are interested in Invisalign in Brooklyn. We can work around your schedule to create an appointment and have your smile evaluated for health, alignment, and optimal comfort.