Invisalign is a revolutionary advancement in the field of orthodontics. And at 125th Street Braces, we’re pleased to offer it to our valued patients. These clear Washington Heights braces have many advantages, but there are some qualifications that you need to be meet in order to be considered a good candidate for them.
Most problems that can be addressed with traditional metal braces can also be managed effectively with Invisalign. So for the most part, there is every reason to believe that most people will be eligible for getting Invisalign. In order to make a definite decision, however, our orthodontist needs to examine you or your child. There are some cases of particularly stubborn or complex tooth alignment and positioning concerns that are best handled with metal braces. The good news is that with just one visit, you will find out if Invisalign is the best option for you when getting our Washington Heights braces. Once that had been determined, you will have digital photos taken of your mouth (no messy impressions needed for Invisalign), and those photos will be fed into our state-of-the-art computer with 3-D technology, which is used to make your Invisalign aligners. Instead of a dental lab, our Washington Heights braces are made at our office and you’ll be able to begin your orthodontic care with Invisalign more quickly as a result. The average treatment takes about 9 months and approximately 18 to 30 aligners, each worn for about two weeks. Of course, those numbers vary from person to person. In addition to being invisible, meaning that no one else knows you’re wearing them, Invisalign aligners are comfortable and removable.
Schedule an examination and consultation, during which an evaluation will be made as to whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Soon, you’ll be able to start wearing our Washington Heights braces and getting a bit closer each day to more ideally positioned teeth.