If you have misaligned teeth or problems with your bite, your dentist may recommend orthodontic care. However, many people are put off by the thought of having traditional metal braces. Luckily, Invisalign can help you achieve a smile you love without the world knowing. Learn more about Invisalign with help from Dr. Robert Beckelman at Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY.
What makes Invisalign unique?
Invisalign uses the same method as traditional braces to move your teeth but uses comfortable, clear aligner trays rather than metal brackets and wires. Worn one after the other and switched every two weeks, these trays use pressure applied to the teeth to move them into their desired positions. Invisalign is removable, meaning you can eat the foods you love and maintain your normal oral care routine.
What can Invisalign do for me?
Invisalign treats the same issues as traditional braces, including:
- misaligned or “crooked” teeth
- overcrowding (overlapped teeth)
- under crowding (teeth with gaps)
- open bite
Rare cases may require more aggressive treatment using traditional braces. The best way to determine if Invisalign is your best orthodontic option is to consult with Dr. Beckelman at a consultation appointment.
Invisalign Treatment in Garden City, NY
Good candidates for Invisalign include teens and adults with good general and dental health who want to correct their misaligned teeth and bite issues. Treatment begins with Dr. Beckelman taking a 3D mold of your mouth which Invisalign’s laboratory uses to design your aligner trays. Before customizing the trays, the laboratory creates a video which shows exactly how your teeth will move throughout treatment, including your end result. Once approved, the laboratory completes the trays and sends them to your dentist’s office. After a quick tutorial on how to insert, remove, and clean the trays, your treatment begins.
You should wear your aligner trays for at least 22 hours a day. Though they may be removed to eat and brush your teeth, you are required to wear the trays the rest of the day, including while you sleep. You will see Dr. Beckelman periodically for checkups to ensure that your treatment is going according to plan.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Robert Beckelman at Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY. Call (516) 256-2424 to schedule your consultation for Invisalign today!