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Rifkin Dental

Dentists located in Carmel, NY & Yorktown Heights, NY

Nobody wants crooked, misaligned teeth, but a mouthful of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative. The general and cosmetic dentists at Rifkin Dental in Yorktown Heights and Carmel, New York, offer Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call Rifkin Dental or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What Does Invisalign Involve?

Invisalign is an innovative new way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. This treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners over your teeth to align them over time gently.

The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for the best results. While you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign Over Braces?

More and more young adults are choosing Invisalign thanks to its ease of use and comfortability. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the smooth plastic reduces the risk of mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, because you can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat
  • Timing, because Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques

Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can effectively fix mild to moderate dental misalignments, such as:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

Your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. Book an appointment with Rifkin Dental to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

What is Involved in Invisalign Treatment?

Your dentist will start by examining your teeth to check that Invisalign is the right choice for you. They might either make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3D images of them using a digital scanner. This helps your dentist develop a precise treatment plan.

Then your dentist customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth. As you wear them, the aligners smoothly shift your teeth into perfect alignment. As your teeth begin to shift, new aligners may be made. This process repeats until your smile has its new shape.

Talk to your dentist if you want to straighten your teeth without painful, unsightly braces by calling Rifkin Dental or booking an appointment online today.