Before Invisalign®, the only choices available to straighten teeth were traditional metal wires and braces fixed to the outside of the teeth. Yes, they did the job, but not without the obvious restrictions of diet and home care, possibility of poking wires, and broken brackets, and esthetic considerations.
With Invisalign, you remove the aligners to eat, brush and floss. There is no “stay away from the crunchy foods” sacrifice and minimal impact on your appearance. It’s an oral healthcare advancement that takes almost nothing away from your present lifestyle.
Dr. Susan Liebman, of Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics, enthusiastically believes in the Invisalign System as a state-of-the-art alternative means of straightening her patients’ teeth. Plus, because they are practically invisible, the look of metal braces, which is undesirable to some, is gone. As a board certified orthodontist and lecturer with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Liebman knows that adults and teens alike can greatly benefit from the cutting-edge technology of Invisalign in Brooklyn.
Although not everyone or every condition may be a candidate for Invisalign, choosing Invisalign is a wise move, and selecting a well-respected professional like Dr. Liebman to design your teeth straightening treatment is an even wiser choice. Once you schedule an appointment and meet with her to discuss all the benefits of the Invisalign System, the first thing you will notice is that Dr. Liebman listens. She wants to hear what you have to say, what your concerns are, and what you want Invisalign to do for you. In addition, choosing a skilled professional and orthodontic specialist such as Dr. Liebman, with a specialized background and education in tooth movement and position, will insure that you receive the maximum benefit from Invisalign.
Then, once all your questions and concerns are addressed and you are convinced that Invisalign is right for you, the next step will be to have a digital scanner create 3D images of your teeth. Then, Dr. Liebman will evaluate the images and devise a plan that is customized specifically for you. She will be able to show you images of how your teeth will gradually straighten over the length of the treatment and you’ll even get a sneak peek at your new and improved smile!
The aligners will be molded to your specifications. When ready, you’ll come back in to Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics to pick them up and go over the specifics of the treatment plan. Generally, every one to two weeks you will use a new set of aligners, wearing them for 20 to 22 hours each day. Then, each time you switch out to the next set of aligners, another gentle, gradual shifting of your teeth will take place.
Depending on how much straightening of your teeth is needed, your customized Invisalign plan could include 12 to 48 calibrated aligners. And, unlike metal braces where you constantly have to come in for a check-up, with Invisalign you will only need to visit Dr. Liebman’s office about once every six weeks.
So, if you’re ready for the Invisalign System to correct your overbite, underbite, crossbite, or any other condition that is preventing you from having great looking teeth and a perfect smile, contact Brooklyn Heights Orthodontics to schedule your consultation with Dr. Liebman. You can book an appointment through our website or, if you prefer, simply call 718-622-6741.