Invisible Braces

 John Castanaro, DDS -  - Dentist

Castanaro Dental

John Castanaro, DDS

Dentist located in Yonkers, NY

If you have crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, or a misaligned jaw, consider invisible braces. Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, it’s possible to achieve a beautiful symmetrical smile without brackets, wires, or rubber bands. At Castanaro Dental in Yonkers, New York, expert dentist John Castanaro, DDS, offers invisible braces using the Invisalign® treatment system. To schedule an appointment today, call the office and speak with a friendly staff member.

Invisible Braces Q & A

What are invisible braces?

Invisible braces are clear aligners used to gradually straighten and reposition your teeth. As an Invisalign® partner, Dr. Castanaro uses aligners made from SmartTrack®. 

SmartTrack is an FDA-approved thermoplastic free of gluten, latex, BPS, and BPA. This makes it safe for everyone, including those with allergies or food sensitivities.

What types of problems can invisible braces correct?

Dr. Castanaro usually recommends invisible braces to correct mild and moderate orthodontic problems, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Misaligned jaw

You might also benefit from invisible braces if you have noticeable gaps or spaces between your teeth.

Am I a good candidate for invisible braces?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for invisible braces, Dr. Castanaro conducts an oral exam, reviews your oral health history, and asks about your goals for treatment. Afterward, he takes digital impressions of your teeth and uploads them to a computer program.

Dr. Castanaro uses the software to create a custom digital treatment plan that maps out the step-by-step movements of your teeth. This ensures your invisible braces apply the right amount of force, helping you achieve a balanced smile. 

Once he finalizes your treatment plan, Dr. Castanaro sends your impressions to a dental laboratory that manufactures your first set of aligners. 

How does treatment with invisible braces work?

To achieve the best possible results from invisible braces, you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day. 

Every 2-3 weeks, you return to Castanaro Dental to change into a new set of aligners. Each set of aligners applies slight pressure to your teeth, improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile over time.

Invisible braces snap over your teeth. Since they’re clear, they’re also virtually invisible. This means you can laugh, smile, and speak without feeling self-conscious. 

Invisible braces are also removable, allowing you to eat your favorite foods, including foods you can’t eat with traditional braces, like popcorn and nuts.

How long does treatment with invisible braces take?

The length of time you’ll need to wear your invisible braces depends on the issues addressed and your individual goals. Most people experience their desired results within 12-18 months. Following treatment with invisible braces, you wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting. 

If you want a straighter, more attractive smile, schedule an invisible braces appointment at Castanaro Dental. Call the office today and speak with a friendly staff member.