Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Crooked teeth can make you wish you had braces when you were younger, but it’s not too late to straighten your smile. The Invisalign® clear aligning system offers a discreet way to straighten your teeth and improve your self-confidence. At DNTL in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, Dmitriy Kuznetsov, DDS, and Semyon Tilis, DDS, are experienced Invisalign providers. They assess your smile and let you know if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Call to schedule a consultation or book online.

Invisalign Q & A

How does the Invisalign system straighten my teeth?

Using a series of custom-made plastic aligners, the Invisalign system applies gentle pressure to your teeth so they gradually shift into their desired place. Typically, the Invisalign treatment takes an average of just 12-18 months from start to finish, though you’ll begin to see results in a few weeks.

You wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day, only taking them out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. Your dentist at DNTL explains your specific treatment plan, but you’ll most likely wear a new set of aligners for 1-2 weeks at a time. Your dentist monitors your progress every step of the way so you get predictable results and a beautiful new smile.

What material are the clear aligners made from?

Invisalign clear aligners are made from a proprietary plastic material called SmartTrack®. SmartTrack material is gentle, comfortable, and applies a constant, gentle force that shifts your teeth over time. The material is BPA-free and FDA-approved for medical use. SmartTrack plastic doesn’t contain:

  • Gluten
  • Paraben
  • Latex
  • Epoxy
  • Phthalates

The Invisalign system is perfect for people with metal allergies since there are no metal materials in the aligners.

Am I a good candidate for the Invisalign straightening system?

Both teens and adults who want to straighten teeth without having to endure a mouth full of metal may be ideal candidates for the Invisalign clear aligning system. Invisalign corrects a variety of common orthodontic concerns, so it’s possible to fix nearly all common teeth and bite issues. Whether your orthodontic problem is simple or more complex, Invisalign may be able to help you achieve your desired results.

Your DNTL dentist evaluates your oral health and your orthodontic issues, and recommends an Invisalign treatment that’s right for you. Invisalign is often an excellent treatment option for you if you have any of the following:

  • Crooked or overlapping teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Large gaps between your teeth
  • Overbites, underbites, and crossbites

The aligners are easy to clean, practically invisible to wear, and removable for your convenience for eating, drinking, or special occasions.

Find out if you or your teenagers are good candidates for the Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Call the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn office to schedule a consultation, or book online.

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