West Seneca Invisalign

Would you like a new smile sooner rather than later? Try Invisalign. Dr. Krutchick is a trained cosmetic dentist and certified in Invisalign invisible braces in West Seneca. Invisible braces are a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth without the long commitment of traditional braces. Developed in the 90s, this orthodontic system uses computer-engineered precision to gently apply pressure to your teeth enough to shift them into place. The bonus is it all happens while most people don’t even realize you’re wearing them.

picture of the invisalign braces used at our Buffalo dentist officeThe aligning process starts in Dr. Krutchick’s office. He takes impressions of your teeth that are then scanned into the computer. The Invisalign lab then creates for you 12 to 48 clear plastic aligners and delivers them to Dr. Krutchick. Dr. Krutchick will insert the first set of aligners. Every two weeks you will then change to a new set. Because of the pressure applied from the aligners, your teeth gradually move into place. It usually takes six to 12 months for your teeth to be moved into the desired position.


Advantages of Invisalign

The advantages of Invisalign invisible braces are that they are completely convenient, comfortable to wear, are worn for less time, and are totally clear. They are convenient because you can remove them when you brush, floss, eat and drink, which means you can do all those things as you normally would. They are comfortable to wear because the plastic won’t irritate your tongue or cheeks. Aligners are worn for less time as they take about six to 12 months to straighten teeth in comparison to the traditional metal braces that take two to three years. And finally, patients love the fact that they appear invisible on your teeth, even close up, so that no one can tell you are wearing them.  

Disadvantages of Invisalign

Some disadvantages of Invialign aligners is that they are more expensive than metal braces. Also, a lot of the success of the aligners is patient dependent. For example, a patient must remember to wear the aligners when he or she is supposed to and must follow the instructions, or the invisible braces won’t work. And, Invisalign simply doesn’t work for everyone. Some people must have conventional metal braces in order to correct their orthodontic problem.

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If you'd like to find out if you're a candidate for Invisalign but aren't ready to commit to a complete examination, call for a complimentary consultation.