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Dentists located in Murray Hill, New York, NY


Today in America, 25% of orthodontic patients are adults. Not only can aligned teeth improve your smile and confidence, but it also facilitates oral hygiene an can prevent tooth caries. Aligner options are offered at Milano Dental Studio in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, New York. We work with adults of all ages, helping you find the best aligner for your unique needs. If you’re interested in booking a consultation, call our friendly staff today.

Aligners Q & A

What are aligners? 

If you want to straighten your teeth and refresh your smile but don’t want the hassle of traditional braces, clear aligners can be a great option. These invisible trays fit over your teeth to straighten them gradually, and they are easily removable so you can eat comfortably and brush and floss your teeth. 

What do aligners treat?

Aligners treat several issues, including: 

  • Small or large gaps in the teeth
  • Crowded or cramped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite

Aligners can fix mild to moderate issues. Your dentist performs a thorough oral evaluation and then determines if aligners can help you meet your smile goals.

How do aligners work? 

Once your provider assesses your teeth, they use a digital scanner to make several versions of the clear, plastic aligner trays. Each series of aligners moves your teeth incrementally to straighten them.

You’re responsible for putting in and removing the aligner trays and need to commit to wearing them 20-22 hours a day. You should remove aligners when eating and brushing/flossing your teeth. 

You can expect to wear each tray for 1-2 weeks. Plan to visit Milano Dental Studio every 6-8 weeks to track progress and receive your next round of aligners.

Aligner treatment normally takes between 4 and 24 months. The more adjustments your teeth need, the longer time it takes. If you had braces as a child and only need minor adjustments to your smile, you may see results in just 10 weeks. 

If you’re interested in revitalizing your smile, reach out to Milano Dental Studio to book an appointment today.