Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Today’s orthodontics treatments offer many different options, including the Invisalign® clear aligning system. Located in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, and serving all of New York City, Dmitriy Kuznetsov, DDS, and Semyon Tilis, DDS, of DNTL provide state-of-the-art orthodontics treatments with Invisalign for teens and adults. Invisalign corrects a variety of common orthodontic problems, so you can have straighter teeth without a mouthful of metal. Call today to learn more about Invisalign or schedule an appointment online.
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Orthodontics Q & A
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics care refers to the branch of dentistry that corrects problems with your teeth and jaw. Orthodontics care includes the use of braces or other oral appliances that correct problems with your bite, straighten crooked teeth, or close gaps between your teeth. Typically, you get traditional braces when you’re a child or teenager, and up until the last two decades, your only option was metal brackets and wires.
Today, you have many more orthodontic treatment options. The DNTL team of experts recommends Invisalign clear aligners for teens and adults who want straighter teeth without the hassle of metal braces.
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign clear aligning system uses a series of removable, clear, fitted trays to gently shift your teeth into their desired position. The aligners are made from a strong, yet comfortable, plastic material that your dentist creates just for your mouth. When you wear the aligners for up to 22 hours per day, they apply a gentle pressure to your teeth that helps them gradually move into place.
Your DNTL dentist creates a customized treatment plan for your teeth so you can get straighter teeth in less time than with traditional metal braces. On average, Invisalign treatments take just 12-18 months.
What orthodontic problems can Invisalign treat?
The Invisalign orthodontic system treats most common problems that traditional braces correct, including:
- Open bites
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
The Invisalign system may be right for you if you have a simple or more complex orthodontic issue and a desire for straighter teeth.
What are the benefits of Invisalign for orthodontic treatments?
Invisalign is a convenient and nearly invisible orthodontic treatment method with many benefits, including:
- The ability to remove to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would
- The ability to remove to eat and drink so you can enjoy your favorite foods without worry
- The ability to remove for special occasions
- No metal or wires to break or irritate your mouth
- Predictable outcome
- Shorter treatment time
- Comfortable to wear
To get started with orthodontic treatments at DNTL, your dentist examines your teeth, mouth, and jaw, and may take digital images for a comprehensive picture. If you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, your dentist orders your unique set of aligners and explains how often you wear a new set during your treatment.
You come to the office for regularly scheduled appointments so your DNTL dentist can monitor your progress and make sure your teeth are moving as they should. To learn more, call or click to request an appointment.