Say goodbye to metal braces and say hello to the nearly invisible way to straighten your smile.
You love the idea of having a straighter smile but you don’t revel in the idea of wearing metal braces to do it. In fact, you couldn’t imagine going to college classes or into work sporting metal brackets and wires. Perhaps you think you are much too old for braces, but if this is the case then it’s time to talk to our Garden City, NY dentist, Dr. Robert Beckelman, about Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign employs a series of clear, customized retainer-like appliances that fit over your teeth to move them into the proper alignment. Invisalign can tackle a variety of dental issues from crowding and uneven spacing between teeth to overbites and underbites. Invisalign can even handle more complex issues.
Once you are deemed ideal for this treatment we will use 3D computer technology to help map out your unique treatment plan. This technology will help design a set of aligners that will fix your alignment issues.
What are the benefits of getting Invisalign in Garden City?
One of the most obvious benefits to Invisalign is that you can straighten your smile without other people noticing your treatment, making it a great option for adults who want to straighten their teeth more discreetly.
Invisalign is also more comfortable than metal braces, which can cause irritation to soft tissue. Each aligner is custom-made to fit your teeth, and while they will certainly feel snug you won’t have to worry about getting them tightened, as you sometimes do with traditional braces.
Aligners are also removable so that you don’t have to make changes to how you brush and floss or what you eat. With traditional braces, you won’t be able to eat certain foods because of potential damage, but not with Invisalign!
How often will I need to wear my aligners?
Despite the fact that they are removable, you should still wear your aligners as much as possible. Aim to wear them around 22 hours out of the day. When you aren’t eating or brushing your teeth then you should be wearing them. The more often you wear them the better.
How do I clean them?
It’s pretty easy to clean your aligners by brushing them and rinsing them with warm water. To give them a more effective clean opt for Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning solutions. Our Garden City orthodontist can recommend products that will help keep your aligners stain-free and clean.
Who is right for clear orthodontic aligners?
Older teens and adults who have a healthy smile but need to fix common malocclusions (“bad bite”) are often the best candidates for Invisalign. During your evaluation, we can examine your smile and make sure that you are right for treatment.
Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY is here to provide you with the ultimate dental care possible. Whether you want a straighter smile or a whiter smile, we can help!