Orthodontic care is now easier and discreet with the use of Invisalign invisible aligners. It gives you more orthodontic treatment options if you suffer problems. Dr. Sal Lotardo, Dr. Diana Pop, and Dr. John Caesar are Invisalign providers on Long Island. They offer this easy discreet and comfortable option for teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Additionally, they can use it for cosmetic issues as a result of crooked teeth. We use Invisalign to treat:
- Misaligned teeth
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom made for you using special CAD/CAM software for advanced treatment planning and predictable results. The clear aligners are made from a durable, smooth material that does not irritate the soft tissues in the mouth.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many benefits to choosing clear aligners over metal braces. Patients who use Invisalign can look forward to these benefits:
- Improved self confidence. Achieving a straighter smile can help you feel more confident in your smile and improve your overall self-esteem.
- They can help improve your oral hygiene. Patients can remove their aligners to brush, floss, and rinse their teeth properly.
- No dietary restrictions. Patients can remove their aligners to eat their favorite foods.
- Clear aligners are a discreet way to straighten your teeth. The Invisalign lab will create the aligners using clear plastic, which makes your treatment as discreet as ever before.
- Aligners are designed for comfort and convenience. Your aligners are created using advanced CAD/CAM technology which ensures they fit comfortably in the mouth. You will receive your appropriate set of aligners during your visit, which will mean fewer visits to the dentist office.
About the Invisalign Treatment Process
The Invisalign process is actually very simple. The process will begin with taking digital impressions and a scan of your teeth and jaw. We utilize CAD/CAM software for planning your treatment and also to show you what your smile will look like by the end of your treatment. The Invisalign lab will also use these images to fabricate your custom aligners.
Our dentists will forward your treatment plan to the Invisalign lab. Once ready, we will go over how to place the aligners over your teeth, and how often to use them before moving on to the next set. Every week you will replace the aligners to slowly reposition your teeth.
You will visit with us periodically during your treatment for assessing your progress and oral health. You should wear them for 22 hours a day. This allows you to remove them to eat and continue your normal oral hygiene routine. The length of treatment is dependent on the number of aligners and the severity of your dental health or cosmetic concern.
How does Invisalign treatment straighten teeth?
Invisalign treatment involves wearing clear aligners for 22 hours every day. Each set will apply force to your teeth to move them closer into proper alignment. Your dentist will create a plan that will map out your teeth movement from start to finish.
What is the best way to clean my aligners?
Most patients brush their Invisalign and rinse them with warm water. We recommend that you clean your aligners after eating or drinking. Be sure not to wash them with hot water as it can change the shape of the aligners.
Why Choose Invisalign Over Braces?
Invisalign has many benefits over braces. Both serve the same purpose; to straighten a crooked bite, but they function in different ways. Invisalign is clear and nearly invisible to the naked eye, while braces have bulky metal brackets and wires that cover patients’ teeth.
Invisalign is removable which is a major benefit. This allows for patients to be able to eat however they would like to, and can their teeth better than those who have to work around the brackets and wires of braces.
Is it okay to not wear Invisalign for a day?
Invisalign aligners should be worn 22 hours per day, every day. This is to ensure that your teeth do not shift back due to lack of wear. We do not recommend missing one day of wearing your aligners. While it will not cause harm, it may make your treatment longer.
Can you drink coffee through a straw with Invisalign?
We advise patients with Invisalign to avoid drinking any colored beverages with their aligners in. This is to avoid staining. Patients may drink colored beverages through a straw for the same purpose. After drinking a colored beverage, like coffee, patients should brush their Teeth and their aligners.
Schedule a Dental Exam for Invisalign Roslyn, NY
If you’re considering Invisalign® in Riverhead, Roslyn, or Nesconset, NY, contact your local Bella Smiles dentist office today. Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to find out how to get a straighter smile that you’ve always wanted.