Congratulations! You’ve chosen to dramatically improve your oral health and aesthetics by straightening your teeth. With such an exciting process and multiple orthodontic solutions to choose from, it can be challenging to know where to start. If you’re deciding between Invisalign and traditional braces, contact the talented dental team at Group Health Dental in Manhattan. Our knowledgeable Invisalign providers can let you know if the Invisalign system can help you reach your dental goals (or recommend an alternative treatment) when you schedule an in-person consultation at our Manhattan dental office.
Before booking an appointment, the Group Health Dental staff suggests reviewing this straightforward, four-question quiz to determine if Invisalign clear aligners suit you. Answer “yes” or “no” to the following questions:
1. Do you care about the visibility of your braces?
A common complaint amongst traditional braces wearers is the dreaded metal mouth. Metal braces are bulky, unsightly, and even more so if food gets stuck inside the brackets in bands. If you care about the everyday aesthetics of your smile, then Invisalign braces might be your answer. The beauty of Invisalign lies within its transparency and anonymous appearance. When properly cared for, Invisalign aligners are see-through, and most people won’t even realize that you’re undergoing orthodontic care.
2. Do you want to keep your diet the same during orthodontic treatment?
Those who choose traditional braces must refrain from eating certain foods. Sticky, hard, and rough foods (like taffy, popcorn kernels, or apples) can pull brackets and wires or easily get stuck to the teeth. Aside from being unsanitary, these afflictions can feel uncomfortable or painful to the braces-wearing patient.
If you don’t want to think twice about your diet, Invisalign aligners are the way to go. Patients can simply store their clear aligners in their designated carrying case during meal and snack times and eat whatever they want.
3. Do you practice good self-discipline?
One of the defining features of Invisalign aligners is that they are removable. While this can allow patients to eat what they want and maintain better gum health and hygiene than traditional braces, it can be challenging for those who are easily forgetful or not used to a routine. Since patients must wear clear aligners for at least 22 hours per day, our Manhattan dentists suggest that those who want to take on Invisalign commit to self-discipline to keep their smile on track during orthodontic treatment.
4. Do you want to save money on orthodontic treatment?
If you answered yes to this question and the ones before, we strongly recommend scheduling an Invisalign consultation at Group Health Dental in Manhattan. With our inclusive Wisdom Membership Plan, Invisalign patients save 20% on overall orthodontic treatment. Also, Group Health Dental can discuss your flexible financing and insurance options after verifying treatment. Call (646) 876-2703 or visit our website to see if you qualify for Invisalign treatment in Manhattan.