There are many types of orthodontic treatments available today. However, clear aligners are the only treatment that can give you a better-looking smile without the use of metal or brackets on your teeth. Bella Smiles at Nesconset provides Invisalign® clear aligners, the number one clear aligner system, because of the predictable results you get. This popular treatment is available to our teen and adult patients. In addition to providing clear aligners to our patients, we offer general dental services.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
Most people will qualify for clear aligners. As technology progresses, the Invisalign invisible aligners can correct bigger issues as well as accomplish simple straightening procedures. However, they just do not offer the same force as braces. To determine if you qualify, you will need to schedule a consultation at Bella Smiles. Your dentist will examine your teeth to see if this treatment is right for you.
We do warn parents that young patients should be able to properly care for their clear aligners. The patient will need to clean them often and take them out to eat and perform daily oral hygiene. Therefore, you can easily lose them.
Teens and adults can use clear aligners to treat many orthodontic issues including:
- Crooked Teeth
- Crowded Teeth
- Gap Teeth
- Open Bite
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many benefits to choosing invisible aligners to treat your orthodontic issue. First, our adult patients appreciate avoiding the stigma of wearing braces. Second, our teen patients love that they get to avoid the embarrassment of wearing metal braces. You can remove the clear aligners so that you can eat and drink whatever you like.
You can also properly care for your teeth by removing them to brush and floss twice a day. When compared to other treatments, Invisalign clear aligners are much more comfortable. Most importantly, they are clear. Most people will not even notice you have them in.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign clear aligner system uses a series of custom made aligners. The aligners are ultra clear and made of a hard-soft plastic. They are very thin yet also very durable. First, we will take 3-D images of your teeth. Then we will send these images to the Invisalign lab to create a set of aligners that will fit perfectly against your teeth. Each set of aligners will gently shift your teeth into the desired position. You will wear each set for about one to two weeks before moving on to the next set.
You must wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day for the best results. Patients should only remove them to eat and for daily oral hygiene. When you finish eating or drinking dark liquids, you should brush your teeth, or at least rinse, before putting the aligners back in. Your treatment time is determined by the severity of your condition and your cosmetic goals. However, most patients achieve the results they want in under a year.
Dr. Lotardo, Dr. Pop, and Dr. Caesar are welcoming new patients to their Nesconset, NY dental office who are seeking the Invisalign clear aligner system. To get started with your treatment, call us today at 631-228-8780 (Nesconset Office) or 631-574-3898 (Riverhead Office) or 516-217-6668 (Roslyn Office) to schedule an appointment or you can schedule an appointment online.