General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY


Residents of the Flatbush and Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York, are encouraged to visit The Brooklyn Dental Center to learn more about the Invisalign® system. Chinar Mahadkar, DDS, can provide you with a thorough dental exam and evaluation, allowing her to determine whether the Invisalign system is a good fit for your smile goals. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign® Q&A

How does the Invisalign system work?

The Invisalign system uses a series of pre-casted trays to reposition teeth into natural alignment. During the treatment, a series of hard plastic or resin trays are used to shift the teeth into a more natural position gradually. The trays work much in the same way as conventional braces but aren't attached to the teeth, nor are they visible.

With the Invisalign system, the trays hook onto the teeth with the majority of them located on the backside of the teeth. A patient uses each tray for 2-4 weeks before moving on to the next one. 

Each treatment plan has anywhere from 24-48 trays to get the desired results. Dr. Mahadkar evaluates the degree of alignment needed and determines the number of trays required to get you the degree of alignment you want.

How many Invisalign trays are used in a treatment plan?

Dr. Mahadkar evaluates the degree of alignment for each patient’s needs. With that information, she develops a treatment plan that uses a specific number of trays to achieve the desired amount of change to establish a more natural alignment. As long as you wear each tray for 2-4 weeks, the treatment plan can last approximately 12-24 months or longer.

The number of trays in a single treatment plan can vary from 24-48. If your teeth still need further adjusting, Dr. Mahadkar can formulate another treatment plan. Each patient's treatment plan is different, so the number of trays varies, as well.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

The Invisalign tray system for straightening teeth offers many advantages, including:

  • No brackets or wires are attached to the teeth
  • Each Invisalign tray is made of transparent plastic resin, making it practically invisible
  • The trays are removable, so you can remove them when it's time to eat, brush, or floss

Each tray is designed to be worn for a specified period, allowing for progressive movement of the teeth without the constant discomfort that comes with conventional, metal braces. The convenience of the trays makes them easy to care for and just as easy to use.

If you think Invisalign may be a good choice for you, call The Brooklyn Dental Center or book an appointment online today.