Invisalign® in Howard Beach, NY

Getting braces is something most patients dread, especially teens and young adults. Many patients need braces to correct alignment issues with their teeth, but getting traditional braces means dealing with wires and brackets and the discomfort of wearing them all day. It’s easy to see why no one wants to wear braces, but what is a patient to do when the alignment of their smile needs correcting? The answer is right here at Howard Beach Dental Associates in Howard Beach, NY. We offer an alternative to traditional braces known as Invisalign®. If you’ve been told you need braces, come through Howard Beach, NY, and stop by Howard Beach Dental Associates today and ask how Invisalign might be the better option for you.

Only some patients are eligible for Invisalign, but this is a much-preferred solution to alignment correction for those who are eligible. One of our dentists can tell you if you are a candidate for Invisalign with a quick examination.

What’s Different About Invisalign?

When a patient gets traditional braces, the braces attach to the teeth, and everything is exposed. This means the wires, brackets, and metal bits are all there for everyone to see. Not only that but traditional braces are known to be very uncomfortable.

Invisalign fixes these problems by making the braces invisible and more comfortable. Instead of wires and brackets, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays custom-fitted to the individual to shift their teeth in the proper position gradually. The trays are changed every two weeks; without telling anyone, no one will even know you’re wearing them. Because they are custom fitted, the trays are much more comfortable than braces. They can also be taken out for up to two hours a day, which isn’t possible with traditional braces.

One last benefit of Invisalign that patients love is that one average patient has to wear Invisalign for less time than standard braces. In some cases, the time needed for Invisalign is half that of braces, meaning faster results and less suffering.