Invisalign® Specialist

Tala Dental Care

Nataliya Safonova, DDS

General Dentistry located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY

Is a mouthful of metal actually a better option over crooked, misaligned teeth? What if you could avoid both? Natalia Safonova, DDS, general dentist at Tala Dental Care P.C., serving Midwood and Brooklyn, New York, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call Tala Dental Care P.C. or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. It is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth. With Invisalign, clear plastic aligners fitted over your teeth align your teeth little by little over time.

You need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the ideal results, but the aligners are removable for teeth cleaning and easy eating. While you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.


What are the benefits of getting Invisalign instead of braces?

Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it is becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Not convinced quite yet? Here are the benefits of Invisalign over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

  • Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, because when you need to floss, brush your teeth, or eat, you can just take out the aligners
  • Timing, because with Invisalign, you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques


Should I get Invisalign?

Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

Invisalign might not be the right treatment for you if you have major alignment and orthodontic issues. Dr. Safonova might recommend an alternative treatment if this is the case. Schedule an appointment to find out if Invisalign is right for you.


What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

First, Dr. Safonova examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. To fully examine your teeth, Dr. Safonova needs to either create a physical impression of them or digitally scan them into 3D images. With these, Dr. Safonova can form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

After that, Dr. Safonova fits customized plastic aligners to your teeth. The aligners gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, Dr. Safonova occasionally makes new aligners. Until your smile is perfect, this process continues.

Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Book online or call Tala Dental Care P.C. to talk to Dr. Safonova about Invisalign.