Patient Diaries: Maria’s Experience With Invisalign
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces that is virtually undetectable to other people. Invisalign straightens your teeth, not with brackets or wires, but with a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners.
Many NYC patients find these type of “braces” more convenient as they are removable and not permanent fixtures. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Jacquie Smiles in her New York City dental clinic can determine if Invisalign is right for you, just as it’s done for thousand of patients, like Maria.
Here’s what Maria, who’s finishing up her Invisalign treatment with Dr. Jacquie Smiles had to say about her experience:
Q: What made you want to get Invisalign? What didn’t you like about your teeth?
A: Well, I always felt that I had an overbite, and there was a tooth in the front that I thought was a little crooked. I had explored getting the traditional metal braces, and I wasn’t sure about that. Then, I heard about Invisalign, and I came here for a consult, and I just knew that this was the perfect place for me.
Q: How long did it take until you started noticing significant results?
A: Actually, my coworkers noticed right away! They would comment that something looked different about my teeth, although they weren’t sure exactly what I had done. It was great that I got the feedback right away — it really encouraged me with the whole process.
Q: Anything else we should know about your experience with invisalign or Dr. Jacquie’s office?
They have a wonderful staff, and Jacquie’s great! Actually, I’m wearing my Invisalign right now… you probably couldn’t even tell but they’re in!
More about Invisalign:
Invisalign uses the latest 3-D computer technology to create your customized aligners. After you and your orthodontist determine what you’d like to correct, your orthodontist will develop precise treatment instructions. Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate those instructions into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners – as few as 12 or as many as 48.
You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks and only take it out for eating, brushing, and flossing. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will move – gradually – week by week, until they move into the final alignment your orthodontist prescribed. Then, you’ll be smiling like you’ve never smiled before.
To schedule your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Smiles in her NYC dental offices, please call (212) 972-3522 or fill out the contact form for your no-obligation consultation today.