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9 Awesome Facts About Invisalign You Didn't Know

9 Awesome Facts About Invisalign You Didn't Know

You’ve probably heard of Invisalign® by now. This cutting-edge dental treatment has been discreetly using clear, removable aligners to improve smiles for decades. But there are more reasons to consider Invisalign than its near invisibility. 

At DentAlign NYC, Kenn Kakosian, DDS, PhD, has enhanced countless smiles with Invisalign. Here are nine facts beyond virtual invisibility that his patients love about Invisalign.

1. Customized for your unique smile 

No two smiles are the same, and neither are Invisalign treatments. Each set of aligners is custom-made for your specific dental needs. Before starting your Invisalign journey, Dr. Kakosian takes detailed impressions and digital scans of your teeth. This information is then used to create a series of aligners that gradually move your teeth into their desired positions.

2. Removable for convenience 

One of the coolest aspects of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable. Unlike traditional braces permanently attached to your teeth, Invisalign can be taken out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This means you can still enjoy all your favorite foods without worrying about breaking brackets or getting food stuck in wires. Plus, maintaining good oral hygiene is easy.

3. No dietary restrictions 

With traditional braces, you might have to say goodbye to some of your favorite snacks and treats. Popcorn, chewy candies, and even certain fruits can be off-limits. Conversely, Invisalign allows you to continue enjoying all your favorite foods without any restrictions. Remember to remove your aligners before eating; you're good to go!

4. Comfortable fit 

Say goodbye to the discomfort and irritation often associated with metal braces. Invisalign aligners are designed to be incredibly comfortable to wear. Made from smooth plastic, they won't cause any painful sores or ulcers in your mouth. 

5. Invisalign can address multiple smile flaws 

Invisalign can correct almost every dental imperfection, including:

And, you can often make the switch from traditional braces without any issues.

6. Invisalign comes with predictable results

Getting straighter teeth isn’t a guessing game when it comes to Invisalign. We use Invisalign’s patented iTeroElement® scanner to capture a 3-D replica of your teeth. Then, we use Invisalign’s ClinCheck® technology to create a personalized treatment plan. Using this precise technology, we can show you the changes that will take place and give you a preview of what your smile will look like when you’re done.

7. Invisalign trays aren’t your everyday plastic

Those clear trays may look like common plastic, but Invisalign’s removable aligners are actually made of a material called SmartTrack®. This FDA-approved, medical-grade thermoplastic contains no latex, gluten, BPA, or BPS. SmartTrack also provides a comfortable experience in your mouth, even while applying consistent and controlled pressure to move your teeth into position.

While they’re easy to take out, you should always clean your teeth and aligners before putting them back in. This step may make you think twice before reaching for an extra snack, which can help you shed excess pounds. We also recommend drinking lots of water when wearing your aligners. Not only will this keep your mouth fresh and moist, but it will also help your overall health as well.

8. Lots of famous smiles were created by Invisalign 

Among Invisalign’s many fans are celebrities. Those who used Invisalign to improve the alignment of their teeth include: Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Eilish, and Serena Williams. 

9. No worry of injury when kissing

Unlike metal braces, you won’t have to worry about lips and tongues getting caught on those metal wires and brackets when you wear Invisalign.

To learn more about Invisalign, call DentAlign NYC at 716-350-0665 or request your appointment online today.


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