Am I Too Old for Invisalign?

It’s never too late to get braces if you live or work near New York City. With today’s orthodontic treatment, Invisalign in Midtown Manhattan is possible thanks to Dr. Ingrid Barillas and Dr. Rodolfo Sanchez at Dental Specialists of New York.

Early intervention for orthodontic issues can ensure long-lasting and effective results throughout a patient’s life. Dr. Barillas, Dr. Sanchez, and the team Dental Specialists of New York understand why teenagers are concerned about the appearance of their smiles. Adults in Midtown Manhattan who have foregone or avoided orthodontic treatment may regret later in life that they did not address their situations sooner.

There are, however, no age restrictions for orthodontic treatment or good oral health care. In fact, a growing number of adults are considering treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign straightens teeth gradually through a progressive series of plastic aligners that gently move teeth within the mouth. Adults prefer treatment with Invisalign because they are easy to wear, removable, and practically invisible to the casual observer.

Anyone 7 years or older can receive treatment with Invisalign in Midtown Manhattan. (Seven years old is a good age for children to have an initial consultation with an orthodontist.) Good oral health care habits need to be maintained while being treated with Invisalign, and there are a few things you’ll have to be conscientious of.

The Invisalign process is simple

A course of treatment is developed using a computer-aided design program, and the Invisalign clear aligner trays are created specifically for the patient and their treatment goals. Orthodontic treatment done with Invisalign in Midtown Manhattan by Dr. Barillas and Dr. Sanchez are as simple as wearing the clear aligners. Once you start wearing the first set of Invisalign trays, the aligners work to exert a gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into their optimal position in the mouth.

Invisalign treatment is discreet

The Invisalign aligners are made of a clear thermoplastic material. They are virtually invisible to the casual observer. No one will be able to tell you are undergoing orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is also removable by the wearer to eat, clean, floss, and clean the trays. Dr. Barillas and Dr. Sanchez recommend avoiding acidic, hard, or sticky foods. They also advise against smoking, drinking coffee, tea, and/or alcohol. These substances can stain or yellow the clear plastic of the aligners. Don’t forget to take the trays off before eating, but feel free to eat the foods you normally would.

A regular schedule of dental cleanings should be conscientiously kept when being treated with Invisalign. Because the Invisalign tray fits snugly over the wearer’s teeth, it can trap food debris against and between the teeth. Successful treatment with Invisalign is easy and effective and requires little of the wearer beyond ordinary oral hygiene and cleaning of the trays.

Dr. Barillas, Dr. Sanchez, and the team at Dental Specialists of New York are sensitive to their patient’s needs whatever their age. They are experts in providing comfortable, effective orthodontic treatment for their patients. For more information about orthodontic treatment with Invisalign in Midtown Manhattan, contact Dental Specialists of New York at (212) 661-2192.


Dr. Ingrid Barillas, Dr. Rodolfo Sanchez, and the team at Dental Specialists of New York are experts in Invisalign. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Midtown Manhattan, 10155, NYC, Midtown East NYC, and Midtown NYC, or would like to schedule an complementary consultation with Dr. Barillas or Dr. Sanchez, contact Dental Specialists of New York at (212) 661-2192.

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