Invisalign™ Midtown East, New York, NYIf you want straighter teeth and a properly aligned bite without having to deal with the hassles of wearing traditional metal braces, then you want Invisalign®. Rene Horvilleur, DDS, has improved the smiles of many of his patients in New York City’s Midtown East neighborhood with Invisalign’s comfortable, convenient, and discreet orthodontic system. To learn more about how the dental team can straighten your smile with a quick and easy treatment, schedule your Invisalign consultation today by calling his office or booking a visit online.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a technologically advanced solution for fixing improperly aligned teeth. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and gently shift them into proper alignment over time.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is best for correcting minor to moderate dental misalignments in patients who have otherwise healthy teeth and gums. Some of the orthodontic issues that Invisalign can correct include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gap teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Invisalign is also a great treatment for generally straightening teeth that are slightly misaligned.

What’s the process for getting Invisalign?

If you decide on Invisalign treatment, Dr. Horvilleur and his team first take an impression of your smile and bite using an intraoral camera. This impression is used to map out all of the necessary steps to get your current teeth alignment to their target alignment. These steps are then turned into a series of customized retainers made from clear, BPA-free plastic. The retainers fit snugly over your teeth,and exert a small amount of pressure on your teeth to gradually shift them into their target alignment.

You’ll need to wear your Invisalign retainer for at least 22 hours every day, only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss. Treatment time will vary depending on your current and target alignment, but most patients can expect to see their final results in approximately 12 to 18 months.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign’s modern system of clear plastic aligners offers a number of advantages over orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are: 

  • A less invasive treatment method
  • Less visually noticeable in your mouth
  • A less invasive treatment method
  • More comfortable to wear and won’t tear up the insides of your cheeks
  • Removable, making brushing and flossing during treatment easier

Invisalign also works faster than traditional metal braces, and they require fewer office visits throughout your treatment. This is why over 6 million people worldwide have chosen Invisalign to improve their smiles. 

If you want to learn more about Invisalign or begin the process of designing your Invisalign aligners, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with the team at Rene Horvilleur, DDS. You can call the office or use the convenient online booking tool.