Do you need Invisalign clear aligners from your Garden City, NY, dentist?
Are you an adult or older teen who needs orthodontic treatment but is hesitant about the look and feel of traditional metallic braces? If so, Dr. Robert Beckelman of Leading Care Dental has the solution! Offered here at his Garden City, NY, dental office, Invisalign is the innovative way to discreetly straighten smiles!
More About Invisalign
Invisalign is a system of clear, removable aligners designed for adults and older teens. It enables people to eat what they like and smile confidently all throughout treatment.
The custom aligners fit right over the upper and lower teeth and are made using specialized computer software. Although clear and removable, the aligners function the same as traditional braces, i.e. by applying pressure on each tooth to move it into its proper position.
The aligners must be worn for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day, only being removed when you need to eat, brush, and floss. While some people like to remove the clear aligners for special events, that's generally unnecessary given their transparency. Whether you're at a party, wedding, or an important interview, no one will even notice that you are wearing them!
Things to Consider
Aligner trays come in a series, with each pair being exchanged for a new one every two weeks. Treatment should last about nine months, but that timeframe varies from one person to another. You should consult with your doctor if you have a specific timeframe in mind. Additionally, you should note that your Garden City dentist will assess whether or not you are eligible for this treatment or not. If you have a more serious orthodontic issue, you may need traditional braces.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign comes with a number of patient benefits, including:
- The aligners are removable, allowing for easy dental cleaning and eliminating the need for food restrictions.
- The aligners are flexible, which means that they won't irritate soft oral tissue like traditional metal braces sometimes do.
- The aligners can duly function as night guards, preventing any teeth damage that may result from teeth grinding.
- Invisalign is discreet, meaning you won't have to be shy about smiling.
Interested? Give us a Call!
If you are interested in knowing more about Invisalign, then contact your Garden City, NY, dentist today at (516) 256-2424!