There are various 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 in Nesconset, NY uses Invisalign® invisible braces, the number one recommended clear aligner system, because of the predictable and comfortable results it offers. This innovative orthodontic treatment is available to our teen and adult patients.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
Most people will qualify for clear aligners. As technology progresses, the Invisalign invisible aligners can now correct bigger issues as well as accomplish simple straightening. However, they just do not possess the same force as braces. To determine if you qualify, you will need to schedule a consultation with Drs. Lotardo, Pop or Caesar where your teeth will be examined to see if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. We do warn parents that clear aligners should only be worn by children who are mature and capable of properly caring for them. They will need to cleaned daily and taken out to eat and to perform daily oral hygiene. Therefore, they can easily be lost. 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. Our adult patients appreciate avoiding the stigma of wearing braces. Our teen patients love that they get to avoid the embarrassment of wearing metal braces. The clear aligners can be removed 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 your teeth. When compared to other treatments, Invisalign clear aligners are much more comfortable. Most importantly, they are clear! They are hardly noticeable and most people will not even notice you wearing them.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The Invisalign clear aligner system involves using a series of custom made aligners that are made of an ultra-clear, hard-soft plastic. They are very thin yet also very durable. Your aligners will be fabricated using 3-D images of your teeth. These images will be used by the Invisalign lab to create a set of aligners that will fit perfectly against your teeth. Each set of aligners is designed to 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. They should only be removed to eat and for daily oral hygiene. When you finish eating or drinking dark liquids, you should brush your teeth 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.
Drs. Lotardo, Pop and Caesar are welcoming new patients to their Nesconset, NY dentist 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.