Teens and adults wanting perfect smiles can all benefit from Invisalign®, the least invasive way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is nearly invisible, which means patients can undergo straightening treatment without a dramatic change to their appearance in the process. Dr. Aimee Kraft offers Invisalign treatments to her patients in the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights in New York City. To make an appointment, please call Aimee Kraft DDS and today, or use their easy online scheduling tool.
Invisalign® Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a treatment program that straightens crooked teeth gradually with a series of removable dental aligner trays. These trays are clear, so they aren’t as noticeable, or distracting as traditional metal braces and treatment with Invisalign is generally shorter, too. Invisalign is a flexible system that Dr. Kraft can use to shift your teeth horizontally or vertically. Teeth can also be rotated if necessary.
How does Invisalign work?
Dr. Kraft begins the process by taking a mold of your teeth. Using this mold, a lab will create a unique set of aligners designed specifically for you. Each aligner is slightly different, will fit tightly over your teeth, and shift them just enough to prepare them for the next aligner. You’ll change to the next aligner every one to two weeks until your treatment is complete.
What are the benefits of this treatment?
The greatest benefit of Invisalign treatment is straight teeth without having to wear braces; the aligners are nearly invisible. This allows you to complete the treatment program without drawing unwanted attention to your teeth. This treatment program is also flexible, as it can be used to deal with almost any alignment problem. Invisalign trays are removable for eating and brushing your teeth. Performing general oral hygiene is much easier with Invisalign than with traditional braces.
How long does the treatment process take?
Every patient is different, the length of the Invisalign treatment program varies. The average case runs 8 months to a year, with great variability from person to person. However, if you have teeth that need to be rotated or shifted significantly, treatment will take longer.
Dr. Kraft can estimate you how long you can expect your treatment to last before you begin.
Is treatment with Invisalign painful?
Invisalign aligners are designed to exert a small amount of pressure on your teeth to shift them gradually and gently. Because the pressure is mild, most patients won’t experience any serious discomfort during treatment.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of treatment with Invisalign varies based on the extent of the treatment you need. Before you begin your treatment program, Dr. Kraft will give you an estimate of how much your Invisalign treatment will cost.