If you're a New Yorker who has been considering orthodontic treatment, you may have asked friends, relatives and even knowledgeable acquaintances for advice. However, while these friends and loved ones may be well-intentioned, it's always important that patients speak with a New York orthodontist, even if you only want to better understand your options.

One great reason for this is that many myths are propagated about certain types of orthodontic treatments. Some of these myths start with some factual basis, but are no longer true, as advances in dentistry have evolved to correct them.

For example, if you've heard that Invisalign braces aren't a viable option for everyone, you'd be wrong. When this orthodontic tool was first introduced, it was true that it could not correct overbites and other more advanced oral health issues. As such, in the past, it was generally only used for simple cases.

Thus, while your mother or best friend may have their heart in the right place when offering this advice, they may be impacting your decision and preventing you from securing the great smile that can bring you increased self-confidence.

Before making your choice, you should know that Invisalign braces can now correct a wide range of problems including:
• Crooked teeth
• Crossbites
• Crowded teeth
• Gapped teeth
• Malocclusions
• Overbites
• Protruding teeth
• Underbites.

Still other concerns, such as the cost of the treatment, are best addressed with your orthodontic provider. By speaking with an expert like Dr. Tanya Vaysman of Upper Eastside Orthodontists, you can secure the facts needed to help you make a decision that increases your health and happiness.

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