Straight teeth do more than improve your smile — they also improve your overall dental health by helping to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. But the road to straighter teeth has traditionally been paved by cumbersome metal braces. Not anymore. At Geller Family Dental in Bronxville, New York, Dr. Andrew Geller and his team offer Invisalign®, which are invisible aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. To learn how you can smile with confidence, call or use the easy online booking tool to schedule a visit.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign technique is a way to straighten your teeth as effectively as traditional braces, without the clunky metal work. Invisalign uses invisible plastic aligners that are custom fitted to your teeth to gradually correct alignment issues. They’re also removable, making eating and cleaning your teeth a snap.
What does Invisalign correct?
Invisalign corrects a broad range of alignment issues and imperfections in your teeth, including:
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
To find out whether Invisalign is a good option for you, sit down with a specialist at Geller Family Dental to review your case.
How does Invisalign work?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Geller, or one of the members of his team, digitally maps your teeth. Using these images, he shows you how Invisalign will correct your teeth and reviews the timeline with you.
Once you’ve agreed on a plan, Dr. Geller sends the images to the Invisalign lab where aligners are custom made to fit your teeth. The aligners are made with Invisalign’s proprietary SmartTrack® material, which predicts the movement of your teeth, allowing for faster results.
When you receive your aligners, you’ll wear them for 20-22 hours per day, removing them to eat and to clean your teeth. Every week or two, you’ll receive new aligners that slowly shift your teeth to reach your desired goals.
Every six weeks you’ll meet with Dr. Geller or a member of his team to review your progress and make any necessary tweaks.
How long does Invisalign treatment last?
The answer to this depends on the condition you’re trying to correct. If you’re only looking for a minor shift in your teeth, the process may only take three months. For more significant changes, you can expect to wear Invisalign for a year or more. The average length of time is one year.
Who can use Invisalign?
Invisalign is designed to correct teeth in both adults and teens. In fact, turning to Invisalign is an especially good idea for teens, because the system is easier to use and the aligners have virtually no visual impact, allowing your teen to smile with confidence.
To learn more about how Invisalign can straighten your teeth with minimal disruption, call Geller Family Dental, or book an appointment online.