Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®?

More than 8 million people are enjoying the benefits of Invisalign®, and for good reason! Invisalign transforms your smile while being comfortable, discreet, convenient, and easy to maintain. 

If you’ve seen the beautiful smiles Invisalign creates, you may wonder if you’re a good candidate for this premier teeth-straightening system. General and Cosmetic dentist, Wayne Hofflich, DDS, and the team here at Smile Boutique in Mount Vernon, New York, encourage candidates interested in Invisalign to schedule a visit with us. 

Read on to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign and why you may be a great candidate.

What is Invisalign? 

Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic treatment that addresses gaps, crowding, and crooked teeth to bring your teeth into alignment. This aligner system is an alternative to metal braces and features clear aligner trays that are barely visible, even up close.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Like any dental treatment, Invisalign may not be right for everyone. Dr. Hofflich performs a thorough dental exam, reviews your dental history, and discusses your goals to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. The following are some basic ways to determine if Invisalign is right for you. 

You have gaps in your teeth

Like traditional metal braces, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth into the correct position, closing gaps and bringing your teeth into alignment. Having spaces between your teeth gives bacteria more places to harbor, which is bad news for your oral health. Invisalign not only addresses gaps, it protects your oral health in the process. 

You have crowding

Crowding can cause your teeth to become crooked and contribute to periodontal problems, such as gum disease. Unlike traditional wire braces, Invisalign does not cause discomfort. Each tray comfortably moves crowded teeth into the proper position. 

You have bite issues

Invisalign does more than straighten crooked teeth. This innovative orthodontic treatment addressed more complex issues like misalignment. Invisalign may be right for you if you have:

Bite misalignment can cause uneven wear and tear on your teeth.

Invisalign is efficient when you follow your treatment plan

Invisalign treatment can be as fast as quick as six months. The average treatment time, however, is 12-18 months. Most patients start seeing results with the first few trays.

You’ll wear the aligner trays for 20-22 hours a day, giving you time to remove them when you eat and brush your teeth. 

The more diligent you are with your trays, the more predictable your progress can be.

Are you ready to start the process?

If you’re considering Invisalign, we can guide you on your next steps. During your evaluation, we determine if Invisalign is right for you. 

If so, Dr. Hofflich takes images of your teeth. These highly detailed 3D images are used to make your custom aligner trays. 

After your first set of trays are made, we monitor your progress and provide instructions regarding how to clean your trays and answer any other questions you have. 

You can expect to wear each tray for two weeks before changing to a new tray, with optional retainers at the end of treatment to keep your newly straightened teeth where you want them. 

Getting started is easy! Call our office or book your request online today. A beautiful smile awaits. 

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