If you have ever thought about straightening your smile, you may have envisioned wearing traditional metal brackets and wires on your teeth while you undergo your orthodontic treatment. However, you now have another, much less obvious, option to achieve the smile you have dreamed about. Invisalign’s system of clear plastic aligner trays can improve your smile both aesthetically and functionally without the hassle of traditional metal braces. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. Robert Beckelman at Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment which uses clear plastic aligner trays to slowly move the teeth into their new positions. Invisalign treatment varies from patient to patient, but all treatments follow the same general method. Patients wear their aligner trays for about 22 hours a day, switching to the next tray in the series after about two weeks. The number of trays in your treatment will depend on the severity or complexity of your orthodontic problems.
Can Invisalign help my smile?
Dentists recommend Invisalign for patients over 13 who wish to have a straighter smile with corrected alignment. Invisalign treats the same orthodontic issues as traditional braces, including:
- misaligned teeth
- uneven teeth
- open bite
If you have orthodontic issues, you should consult with your orthodontist to ensure that this treatment is right for you. In some cases, other methods of orthodontic treatment may be better suited to your issues.
The Benefits of Invisalign in Garden City, NY
Thanks to its design, Invisalign is removable, allowing patients to simply remove their aligner trays before eating or brushing and flossing. This, in turn, cuts down on the chance of teeth decay during treatment since patients do not need to rely on special instruments like threading floss or water picks to clean their teeth and do not require any extra steps in their oral care routine. Additionally, Invisalign is virtually invisible to those around you, allowing you to subtly change your teeth into the Hollywood smile of your dreams.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Beckelman at Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY. Call (516) 256-2424 to schedule your appointment today!