Invisalign® clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment that may be recommended as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Robert A. Horowitz, DDS offers Invisalign to help you improve the appearance of your smile. While dental implants are fixed in place for the rest of your life, the teeth around the implants can be repositioned and adjusted, making Invisalign an excellent choice when you need to correct the teeth surrounding your implant. Dr. Robert Horowitz is an experienced Invisalign doctor, and has received on-site training in the technology and processes involved in providing these invisible aligners effectively. For more information about Invisalign in Scarsdale, New York, and to schedule your appointment with our periodontist, call us today at 914-529-4136.
Invisalign is intended for patients who want to maintain a mature appearance as they straighten their teeth. These clear aligners were first introduced in 1999 by Align Technologies of Santa Clara, California. Invisalign is perhaps the most popular alternative to traditional braces in use today, due to the effectiveness of the product and its proven use in clinical studies and by dentists and orthodontists.
Invisalign can help patients at any stage of the dental implant process:
- Before: We may suggest getting Invisalign before dental implants. That is because it makes things easier overall and provides more flexibility in designing your perfect smile before placing a permanent implant. There are exceptions in cases where you don’t yet have enough bone support.
- During: If repositioning is necessary, then the Invisalign treatment can begin during the implant process.
- After: If you already have dental implants, you can still be a candidate for Invisalign. We will implement a treatment plan that addresses the teeth around the dental implant for straightening your smile.
Invisalign helps straighten your teeth in a discrete and comfortable way. Your aligners can be removed while eating, brushing, or flossing, making it easy to keep your teeth and your appliance clean. Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research and orthodontic practices and can be an ideal solution for improving the appearance of your smile.
You will be required to wear new aligners trays every two weeks. With each new set of trays, you will see your teeth shift little by little until they are straight in their final position. Treatment time averages between 9-15 months and will vary by case.
To learn more about Invisalign and set up your consultation with our doctor, please contact our office today.