Invisalign® can give you a beautiful smile without the pain, hassle and undesirable appearance of metal braces. Dr. Leonid Levit offers expert Invisalign treatment to patients throughout Brooklyn, New York, at two convenient locations, Levit Dental in Brighton Beach and Kensington Dental in Kensington. Call or book online today to see if this innovative treatment is right for you.
Invisalign is an effective orthodontic treatment that uses medical-grade, BPA-free plastic aligner trays instead of traditional metal brackets and wires to gently move your teeth to a corrected position. Invisalign is a popular treatment for adults who want to correct their smile but don’t want a mouth full of metal during treatment. The aligners are clear and nearly invisible while they’re being worn.
Much like traditional braces, Invisalign aligners move your teeth through a carefully planned path to corrected positions. You’ll wear each set of aligners for two weeks before changing to the next set in the series. The aligner changes are the equivalent of the wire tightening that assists movement with traditional metal braces. These small incremental changes work together to correct your smile over time.
Dr. Levit uses digital X-rays and 3D ortho-presentations to create a map of your mouth and a guide for the movement of your teeth. The aligners are custom-crafted to fit your mouth, gently transitioning your teeth to their new corrected positions.
Dental misalignment is linked to a variety of factors. Some patients’ mouths may be too small for their teeth, which leads to overcrowding; others may have small teeth, relative to their jaw, which can lead to gaps. Some patients just have the bad luck of having their teeth grow in crooked, twisted, or overlapping.
Overbites and underbites are caused by the upper and lower jaw not matching. Other alignment issues may be caused by the palate being too narrow or wide compared to the lower jaw.
In most cases, these issues are genetic. However, sometimes alignment issues are caused by conditions like gum disease or early loss of baby or adult teeth.
Invisalign offers a number of benefits over traditional metal braces. First, the aligners are made of clear plastic and are nearly invisible when worn. Second, the aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat and to brush and floss your teeth -- although you need to wear your aligners for 22-23 hours each day for maximum effectiveness.
Invisalign aligners are also more comfortable than traditional braces. The smooth plastic doesn’t irritate your gums or cheeks.
Proper tooth alignment not only improves the appearance of your smile, but can also prevent oral health issues, such as jaw pain and excessive wear and tear on your teeth. Poorly aligned teeth can also be more difficult to keep clean, which increases your risk for gum disease and cavities.
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