Invisalign

Popper Dental

Periodontists & Prosthodontists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Everybody wants straight teeth, but nobody wants to go through the hassle of wearing braces to get them. If you want straighter teeth with a more convenient treatment, then Invisalign® is for you! The team of dental experts at Popper Dental offer Invisalign for patients looking to improve their smiles at their office in the Upper East Side of New York City. To learn more about how the Popper Dental team can upgrade your smile with Invisalign, call the office or book a visit online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth and aligns your bite with a series of comfortable, clear plastic aligners.

Invisalign has become an incredibly popular alternative to traditional metal braces. Over six million smiles worldwide have benefited from the use of Invisalign.

What conditions does Invisalign treat?

Invisalign is effective in treating many of the same conditions as traditional braces, such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Many patients of Popper Dental also choose to use Invisalign to generally straighten their teeth and enhance the cosmetic appearance of their smile.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works on the same fundamental principle as braces: Your clear aligner gradually pushes your teeth towards better alignment by exerting a tiny-yet-constant amount of pressure on them.

Invisalign differs from braces in that it accomplishes this task with comfortable, removable, and nearly invisible clear plastic aligners, rather than obtrusive metal braces.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is:

Comfortable

Your clear aligners are made from smooth, flexible polyurethane, so they won’t tear up the insides of your mouth like braces.

Convenient

Your aligners are removable, so you don’t have to change your diet during treatment or learn special techniques for keeping your teeth clean. Simply take out your aligner, brush, floss, and eat as normal, and put it back in after.

Discrete

Your aligners hug snugly to your teeth and are virtually invisible on your smile, so you can avoid that mouthful-of-metal look.

Invisalign treatment can also take much less time than traditional braces, on average 12 to 18 months.

How do I get started with Invisalign?

Your journey toward a straighter smile with Invisalign begins with a consultation at Popper Dental. 

During the consultation, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth that’s used to make a virtual model of your smile in a computer. That model determines all of the “steps” that your teeth need to take in order to arrive at a target alignment, and each of those steps is the basis for fabricating each of the aligners in your series.

You wear your aligners all day, every day, only taking them out to brush, floss, and eat. You move on to the next aligner in your series every two weeks, until you eventually arrive at your target alignment.

To start working towards a healthier, more beautiful smile, schedule your Invisalign consultation with Popper Dental today by calling the office or booking online.