Invisible Braces and Repositioning Retainors

Many people choose cosmetic dentistry to correct imperfections in shade, shape and spacing of their teeth. Yet frequently cosmetic patients require several disciplines of dentistry to achieve optimal esthetics. If you wish your teeth were straighter but don’t want to wear braces, come in for a consultation to see if Invisalign invisible braces, or a repositioning retainor and cosmetic dentistry can give you a perfect smile!

Invisalign braces can straighten your teeth using a series of nearly invisible retainers, moving your teeth into alignment within about 12 months. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, so your teeth move into alignment gradually, millimeter by millimeter, until you’ve achieved the intended result. There are no metal wires and brackets, so Invisalign appliances are nearly undetectable. And since Invisalign appliances are removable, you will be comfortable eating, brushing and flossing.

But what do you do if the position of your teeth isn’t the only problem?
If you require cosmetic dentistry to improve the shade and shape of your teeth, an alternative to invisible braces is to use a repositioning orthodontic retainer over a short period of time-sometimes just a few weeks-before teeth whitening and/or porcelain veneers can be used to complete the effect. Patients who have teeth that are only slightly out of position, either too crowded or with too many spaces, can use a repositioning retainor to improve the alignment, then have porcelain veneers complete the effect.

We can use a repositioning retainor like this

To close spaces like these


Or use a retainor to move crowded teeth into better alignment,
before placing porcelain veneers for a perfect smile!

We can even improve Class III Malocclusion (a position some patient’s teeth rest together when closed) as seen on this model

Dr. Paolini opened the patient’s bite with posterior crowns, then placed composite veneers.

No matter what your past dental history has been, if you want to improve your smile then we can offer you many solutions using cosmetic, orthodontic and reconstructive dentistry. Call (212) 755-1033 to arrange a consultation with Dr. Paolini. We look forward to creating your perfect smile!

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Adrian T. Paolini, D.D.S.,
205 East 64th Street
New York, New York 10021
Office Hours By Appointment
(212) 755-1033