8 Awesome Facts You Didn’t Know About Invisalign®

To learn more about Invisalign and whether you are a candidate, make an appointment at Smile Boutique. Call us at (914) 664-7

That winning smile you dream of doesn’t have to carry a years-long sentence behind metal braces. Now the road to beautiful teeth has never been easier.

The team of dental professionals at Smile Boutique in Mount Vernon, New York, offers the following scoop on Invisalign and 8 awesome facts you likely didn’t now. 

It’s our little secret

Let’s start with the biggest advantage of Invisalign — they’re nearly invisible. Invisalign aligners are completely clear, and they’re custom made to fit snugly over your teeth.

Here’s how it works: Once you choose to go with the Invisalign system, we discuss your alignment goals and map out an individualized treatment plan. From there, I’ll digitally scan your teeth and send the information to the Invisalign laboratory where the technicians manufacture your custom-made aligners and send them directly to you.

So, go ahead, smile. No one will know that behind that great smile, there’s a straightening system hard at work.

Invisalign is fast

Invisalign delivers results more quickly than traditional braces, in some cases as much as 50% faster. Inside that clear plastic are proprietary materials, namely SmartTrack® and SmartForce®, that predict the movement of your teeth, taking much of the guesswork out of teeth alignment. By anticipating the movement of your teeth, Invisalign stays one step ahead.

Invisalign aligners are removable

Gone are the days when what you ate for breakfast is still evident at dinner. Whenever you eat or brush your teeth, you simply pop the aligners out and put them back in when you’re through. Because of this, you’re able to thoroughly clean your teeth after you eat, preventing food from becoming trapped in crevices. With Invisalign, you don’t have to put your dental care on hold or spend hours scrubbing food out of your dental work.

Straight teeth equal improved oral health

Sure, one of the greatest benefits of straighter teeth is an improved smile, but did you know that straighter teeth benefit your overall oral health? Correctly-aligned teeth tackle many problems, such as:

Straighter teeth are also easier to clean since there are no hidden nooks and crannies where food can get caught, which means you spend less time in my chair getting cavities filled.

There’s no time like the present

Like many adults, you may be happy about the fact that you dodged the braces bullet as a teen, but in hindsight, you admit you probably should have had them. Thanks to Invisalign’s discreet correction, there’s no time like the present to remedy that oversight. No one at work will be any the wiser as you gradually transform your smile.

You’re in good company

To date, over four million people have turned to the Invisalign system for aligning their teeth, including some well-known figures, such as Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, and Serena Williams. These celebrities, who spend a lot of time in the spotlight, chose the Invisalign system for its near invisibility, allowing them to smile for the cameras as they improve their smiles.

It’s hard enough to be a teen

Let’s face it, the teen years are tough — hormones are raging, bodies are developing, and trying to rein it all in and look good at the same time is a daily struggle. Throwing metal braces into this mix is especially tough. With Invisalign, your kids can smile confidently as they navigate their teens and preteens, without worrying about the effect that dental orthodontics have on their appearances.

Invisalign for teens even comes with a unique feature — compliance indicators that fade from blue to clear so your teen knows when it’s time to wear new aligners.

I like seeing you, but …

While I always enjoy visiting with my patients, Invisalign requires fewer visits to my office. Each week or two, you receive new aligners in the mail that gradually straighten your teeth. Every four to six weeks, you come in so we can review your progress and make any necessary tweaks.

If you want to find out more about Invisalign, I’m happy to sit down with you to review your goals. With Invisalign, I’m confident that we can get you on the road to a winning smile in no time.

To learn more about Invisalign and whether you are a candidate, make an appointment at Smile Boutique. Call us at (914) 664-7400, or request a consultation via the online scheduling tool.

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