Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.


Exposing Myths About Invisalign Treatment

Are you thinking about trying Invisalign, but aren’t sure what the treatment really entails? There are plenty of myths about Invisalign circulating the Internet. Keep reading to get the facts about this popular alternative to traditional braces.

Myth #1: Only orthodontists can provide Invisalign treatment.

False! Many dentists who focus on general dentistry are prepared to offer Invisalign treatment. This means your primary dentist can take care of your typical oral hygiene needs—such as teeth cleaning and fillings—as well as your orthodontic treatment.

Myth #2: Invisalign is more expensive than traditional braces.

Wrong again! While many people believe that the convenience of Invisalign comes with a higher price, the truth is that the cost of Invisalign treatment is about the same as traditional braces. If you’re choosing between the two appliances, price won’t be a significant factor. That means you can focus on the real differences between the two treatments, such as comfort and appearance.

Myth #3: Invisalign takes longer to work than traditional braces.

Not true. Treatment time with Invisalign is usually on par with or faster than traditional braces. The key here is to wear your aligners consistently—about 20 to 22 hours per day. You can use your “off time” for eating, completing dental hygiene tasks, and participating in special events like photo shoots. Just remember that the longer you leave your aligners out, the longer the treatment will take to be effective.

Myth #4: With Invisalign, you must avoid eating certain foods.

Fortunately, no. Traditional braces require you to stay away from hard, crunchy (and delicious!) foods like popcorn, nuts, apples, carrots, and chips. However, with Invisalign, you’re free to eat whatever foods you want. That means you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite snacks for a straighter smile!

If you don’t want your orthodontic treatment to impinge upon your daily life, Invisalign may be a good fit for you. For Invisalign near New York, contact Charles M. Marks D.D.S. and Dental Associates at (929) 252-9658. You won’t regret the freedom—or your new smile!

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