Invisalign Clear Aligners

Serving the Glenmont, NY community

Many people think of Invisalign as a purely cosmetic procedure. While Invisalign straightens teeth and can make your smile look a lot better, it has many additional benefits other than cosmetic.

Shorter Treatment Times with Invisalign

At Bethlehem Town Family Dental, we also understand that some people mistakenly think Invisalign treatment will take a long time to complete. Invisalign recently discovered new ways to cut the treatment time nearly in half, meaning you could finish with treatment in half the time!

We Make Invisalign Affordable

Last but not least, we often hear people say that Invisalign can be expensive. With our recent partnerships with third-party financing through CareCredit, we are now able to offer as much as 24-month interest-free payment plans. This allows you to spread the expense of Invisalign treatment over 24 payments, with no additional cost to you.

Call Us to Get Started

It's a great time to consider Invisalign treatment in Glenmont, NY, and we will show you why! We welcome you to come in for a digital impression called an iTero scan and find out how we may improve your lovely smile. 

What Invisalign Is and How it Works

woman smiling I Bethlehem Town Family DentalInvisalign is an orthodontic treatment that we offer at our Glenmont, NY dental office. The system uses clear aligners and a digital plan to straighten teeth at a controlled rate. During your first visit, Dr. Henry uses a digital scanner to take a digital impression of your mouth.

Afterward, we send this impression to the Invisalign facility where their technicians will work with us back and forth to formulate a digital plan. The plan is called ClinCheck, and it shows us how to correct the position of your teeth using a series of clear aligner trays.

Because everything is guided by a computer, straightening your teeth is much safer with Invisalign. We can also avoid issues like root resorption or root exposure from aggressive movements with traditional braces.

Would you like to learn more about how Invisalign clear aligners work and if they’re right for you? Please call Bethlehem Town Family Dental to schedule an appointment to get started.

Invisalign Clear Aligners vs. Metal Braces

Invisalign achieves many orthodontic goals that would traditionally require braces. Let's explore some disadvantages of having braces:

  • Braces with brackets and wires detract from your smile. But Invisalign trays are almost invisible and will have minimal impact on your appearance during treatment.
  • Braces make brushing and flossing your teeth very difficult, which often leads to cavities after orthodontic treatment. Invisalign clear aligner trays can be removed, so you can brush and floss as you usually do, minimizing your risk of developing cavities.
  • The metal wires and brackets used for braces can often scratch and irritate your cheek and tongue. Instead, Invisalign’s smooth plastic aligner trays straighten your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about any soreness.
  • Root resorption is one of the complications associated with long-term braces. It occurs when teeth are moved too aggressively or too long, and the teeth respond by shortening their roots. Severe cases of root resorption can cause your front teeth to become mobile and even fall out.

How your teeth will move during Invisalign treatment is controlled by a computer algorithm. Your customized treatment plan will move teeth safely and steadily throughout treatment, making root resorption much less likely.

The Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

Many patients choose Invisalign clear aligners in Glenmont, NY because straighter teeth improve their smile. But crooked teeth can lead to several other oral health problems that have nothing to do with cosmetics.

You may be pleasantly surprised that straightening your teeth with Invisalign can benefit your general dental health in many ways. Let’s explore them together.

Improve Your Gum Health

Recent findings have shown that having straight teeth can drastically improve periodontal (gum) health. If you struggle to clean your teeth at home because they are crowded or overlapped, we can improve periodontal conditions by straightening them.

Improving gum health can also directly improve your overall systemic health because you have less inflammation throughout the body. Crowded teeth also make it more challenging for your dental team to clean and treat your teeth in office as well. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign will also improve any dental work you may need.

Eliminate Excess Force on Your Teeth

If teeth are tilted inwards because you have a narrow arch, they are more prone to breaking. This occurs because the teeth come together unevenly and only hit on certain areas of the teeth instead of the entire biting surfaces.

Excessive pressure on a small area of your teeth every day over a long period can cause them to weaken and fracture. When Dr. Henry uses Invisalign clear aligners in Glenmont, NY to straighten these teeth, we can get them to come together evenly and prevent fractures.

Invisalign Minimizes TMJ Issues

If you are suffering from an open bite or have teeth that are not coming together correctly, you can have diminished chewing efficiency. The inability to chew properly can lead to sore, overused jaw muscles, and possible TMJ problems or TMD.

When we bringing the teeth together by straightening them, your top teeth touch all of your bottom teeth. This can alleviate some of these issues, especially if it's related to muscular pain.

If you grind your teeth or have jaw pain, it may be related to an unbalanced dental bite. Please call us to schedule an appointment so Dr. Huang can see if Invisalign treatment can help your symptoms.

A Straighter Smile Can Boost Your Confidence

Of course, one of the main reasons patients consider Invisalign treatment in Glenmont, NY is to make their smiles look better. While we consider this icing on the cake, this is a powerful change. When you transition from having crooked teeth to straight teeth, your entire life can change.

Your confidence will improve, and you may decide to start enhancing your overall appearance to match your new confidence level. When you know you look your best, you feel better about yourself. That feeling of renewed confidence may even make it easier to form relationships or have a successful career.

Invisalign treatment has helped millions of people enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile. Please call us today to schedule an appointment to learn more.

Schedule an Invisalign Digital Scan

Dr. Henry has taken extensive continuing education courses to be able to confidently offer Invisalign treatment at our Glenmont, NY dental office. While there are some severe cases that only braces can resolve, we believe Invisalign is the best way to correct mild to moderate tooth misalignment.

Part of your dental exam is to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign. If you are not able to have Invisalign treatment due to the severity of your case, we will be sure to refer you to an orthodontist for further evaluation. Otherwise, we welcome you to visit Bethlehem Town Family Dental and see how Invisalign can change your life.