Invisalign Treatment in Great Neck, NY
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Traditional braces do a great job of correcting orthodontic issues, but they're not the most attractive option. One of the things many people dislike about metal braces is their appearance. If you are looking to straighten your smile but you hate the idea of wearing traditional metal braces, then you are in luck!
Here at Elite Dental Spa in Great Neck, NY we understand that as an adult or late teen it isn’t really ideal to sport a mouth full of braces. That's why we offer several clear aligner options for straightening teeth including Invisalign.
Invisalign is an excellent alternative to metal bands or wires that irritate your mouth. Since Invisalign aligners are made of clear polyurethane resin, it won't be obvious that you're wearing braces. They're also smooth so they'll feel much more comfortable than metal braces.
Let the experts at Elite Dental Spa in Great Neck, NY show you what Invisalign can do for your smile.
Call us today at (516) 829-2001 to learn more or to schedule a free consultation!
The Invisalign Difference
Traditional braces use a system of wires and brackets to improve alignment. Every four to six weeks, you have to return to your dentist's office to have the wires tightened. The Invisalign system doesn't use wires and brackets, but relies on a series of aligner trays to gradually shift teeth. Although you'll visit your dentist periodically, there's nothing to adjust with Invisalign.
Movement is accomplished by wearing a new set of aligner trays every two weeks. You’ll wear these aligners for about 22 hours out of the day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. Also, since Invisalign does not use any metal, you won't have to worry about loose wires poking your gums and cheeks, causing irritation and pain.
Custom Treatment Plan
Invisalign is made up of a series of clear thermoplastic aligners that are customized to fit over your teeth. These aligners look similar to whitening trays and each aligner is specifically designed to shift certain teeth throughout the course of your treatment. Once we decide that Invisalign is right for you, we will map out your treatment plan, which we will then send to an Invisalign lab so they can begin designing your aligners.
Invisalign’s advanced computer technology we can determine which
teeth need to move in order to achieve the proper smile. Invisalign treatment is appropriate for the correction of mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including open bites, crossbites, underbites and overbites. It can also be used to correct overcrowding and undercrowding issues. However, Invisalign cannot correct issues that require complicated or complex jaw or tooth
movements. Traditional orthodontics would be better suited in those cases to handle more drastic movements.
Convenience and Ease Of Use
These aligners are removable and should be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Since you'll remove your trays to eat, you won't have to worry about the food restrictions traditional braces wearers face. Unlike traditional braces, you can also remove your Invisalign trays if you play sports and have a practice or game, or if you want to go without them for a special event.
Invisalign offers convenience and a discreet way to straighten your pearly whites because it works without interfering with your active lifestyle! Come in for a quick consultation and get it started with an easy impression at your first visit.
Oral Care & Your Invisalign Aligners
Aligners will need to be properly cleaned, but because they can be removed you won’t have to make any drastic changes to your diet or oral care routine (which you would have to do with braces). You won’t have to worry that certain foods will damage brackets or wire. Just remove your aligners prior to mealtime and you’re all set.
same goes for your oral care routine. Just remove your aligners prior
to brushing and flossing. It’s that simple. Now you won’t have to
worry about carefully trying to brush around your traditional braces,
where food and bacteria can easily hide. Flossing can also be a
challenge with traditional braces, but Invisalign makes it easy to
continue caring for your teeth and gums without changing your daily
routine. Invisalign fits seamlessly into your lifestyle.
Are You A Good Candidate For Invisalign?
Most adults and older teens are great candidates for Invisalign. If you have crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, crowding, overbites, underbites, crossbites or an open bite, then Invisalign could be right for you. On average, most adult’s Invisalign treatment takes about one year. For teens who choose this treatment, the length of treatment may be comparable to that of traditional braces.