Invisalign® FAQ

Invisalign® Treatment and FAQs

As a leading orthodontist serving The Upper East Side and TriBeCa, we’re proud to offer a wide range of comprehensive orthodontic treatments to help our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. While braces are still the most popular treatment we offer, Invisalign® is a convenient alternative. If you’ve been considering Invisalign® but want to learn more, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common questions about Invisalign® alongside their answers.

Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. These aligners fit directly onto the dental arch, applying a precisely tuned pressure to move the teeth.

Thanks to its unique construction, Invisalign® can often provide a number of advantages. The main benefits of Invisalign® include:

  • Virtually invisible when worn
  • Easy to take in and out
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Comfortable
  • Oral hygiene is easy

Aligners are cleaned by brushing them with toothpaste and a toothbrush. Once or twice per week, you can use a non-scented, non-colored, antibacterial soap to affect a deep disinfection. During the day you can simply rinse your mouth and the aligners with water after eating your meals.

Most patients experience mild discomfort when they first start Invisalign® or switch to a new set of aligners, but this fades within the first few days. Patients can also take Advil® and/or Tylenol® and eat a softer diet for pain/discomfort relief.

Generally speaking, as long as the teeth roots are fully developed, anyone can get Invisalign®. However, certain cases are better suited for fixed orthodontic brackets (braces) than others. Additionally, Invisalign® requires responsibility and compliance; therefore, it is important to understand the commitment before choosing the treatment modality.

Schedule an Invisalign® Consultation

Invisalign® offers a convenient, effective option for patients looking to improve their smile discreetly. If you’re interested in learning more about how Invisalign® can help you achieve a new smile, we can help. Request an appointment online at our Upper East Side or TriBeCa office location to schedule a consultation and see what Invisalign® can do for you.

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