Invisalign Specialist

Yonkers Dental Arts

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Westchester, Yonkers, NY

It’s never too late to get straighter teeth and a happier smile. Alicia Schraner, DDS, offers the innovative Invisalign® teeth straightening system at Yonkers Dental Arts, serving Yonkers, New York, and the communities in Westchester County. Invisalign may be your solution to common dental issues like gapped teeth and overcrowding without the discomfort and hassle of traditional braces. Learn how customized Invisalign clear aligners can restore your beautiful smile in as little as 12 months by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is a tooth-straightening system that may be an alternative to traditional braces when you need to correct misalignments in your teeth.

The system uses customized, clear aligners made of durable SmartTrack® material that fits snugly over your teeth. The aligners gradually shift your teeth into the proper position based on a customized treatment plan, and the SmartTrack technology ensures the predictable and precise movement of your teeth.

You can address a number of dental issues using the Invisalign system, including:

  • Gaps
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Overcrowding

Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, and you can easily remove them for brushing your teeth or when you’re eating. They require no metal wires or brackets and may be a more comfortable option than braces.

What can I expect during my Invisalign consultation?

During your initial appointment, Dr. Schraner takes digital images of your teeth to create a custom treatment plan based on your specific dental needs. She uses computer technology to show you how Invisalign can enhance your smile.

A dental laboratory makes the custom aligners and Dr. Schraner provides detailed instructions for how to wear them.

How long does it take to complete Invisalign treatments?

You’ll need to wear the aligners every day for up to 22 hours, removing them only for eating and brushing. Generally, you replace aligners every two weeks to ensure your teeth are shifting properly.

For many people, the length of time to complete Invisalign treatments and achieve their desired results is 12 months. However, Dr. Schraner discusses how long your treatment is expected to last based on your needs during your consultation.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign is effective for both teens and adults. One of the biggest benefits of the Invisalign system is that you don’t have to deal with the discomfort of metal braces and routine wire tightening appointments.

Other benefits of using Invisalign to straighten teeth include:

  • Faster treatment time
  • Nearly invisible aligners
  • Easy to use and maintain

Using Invisalign also makes it easier to see the results of treatment at different stages.

To find out if Invisalign is your best option for straighter teeth, schedule a consultation at Yonkers Dental Arts online or by phone today.