Invisalign: Straighten Your Smile With Clear Aligners
Do your crooked teeth cause you embarrassment to the point you can’t smile freely? If you’re looking for a discreet and effective way to straighten your teeth in Staten Island, Invisalign® may be the solution for you. Our dentists offer Invisalign to patients in Staten Island as a way to improve both their oral health and appearance. This orthodontic treatment is perfect for adults and teens because the aligners are invisible, making drastic changes to the aesthetics of their smiles while remaining discreet.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary alternative to metal braces. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. The aligners are custom-made for your unique smile and are nearly invisible when worn, making them a popular choice for adults and teens in Staten Island who are looking to improve their oral health and appearance.
Invisalign aligners are made from patented SmartTrack® material which is nearly invisible, allowing you to correct your smile without anybody else noticing. You can wear them to school, at work, or while playing sports. Invisalign aligners will straighten your teeth while you continue your daily routine so that you won’t miss a beat. Better yet, you can remove the aligners at any time for cleaning or eating and drinking.
The Importance of Straight Teeth
Having straight teeth isn’t just about looking good and feeling confident — it’s also important for your oral health.
Benefits of straight teeth include:
- Nicer Appearance: Straighter teeth are often considered more attractive and can boost self-confidence, while crooked or crowded teeth can detract from one’s smile.
- Better Oral Hygiene: Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss properly, allowing you to maintain better oral health.
- Improved Speech: Aligned teeth make it easier to speak clearly and pronounce words.
- Eating With Ease: Having properly aligned teeth makes chewing and biting easier. Crooked teeth may interfere with chewing or cause accidental biting of the tongue/cheeks.
- Avoiding Problems: Crooked teeth are more prone to excessive wear, chipping, and cracking and they also increase the chance of tooth decay and gum disease. Straight teeth distribute force evenly.
- Increase in Confidence: A nice smile projects confidence. Straight teeth are seen as attractive and healthy.
- Reduced Amount of Headaches: Misaligned jaws and crooked teeth can cause headaches or migraines in some people. Correcting bite issues may relieve these pains.
What Does Invisalign Fix?
Invisalign can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
During your initial consultation, our New York dentists will evaluate your teeth and determine if Invisalign is the right choice for your unique needs.
Invisalign is a great option for many patients, but it’s not right for everyone. Good candidates for Invisalign in Staten Island, NY, typically:
- Have mild to moderate orthodontic issues
- Are committed to wearing their aligners for at least 22 hours a day
- Brush and floss regularly to maintain good oral hygiene
- Can afford the cost of treatment or have insurance that covers Invisalign
- Are in good overall oral health
If you have more severe orthodontic issues, our dentists may recommend traditional braces or other alternatives.
Benefits of Invisalign
Patients can experience more than just a straight smile with the help of clear aligners. Benefits of Invisalign include:
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Comfortable treatment
- Better oral health
- Fewer office visits
The Invisalign Process
The Invisalign process begins with a consultation where our Staten Island dentist determines if you’re a suitable candidate. If suitable, digital scans are taken of your teeth to create custom, clear plastic aligners. These aligners, which are worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day, gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. You’ll attend regular check-ups every 6 to 8 weeks so we can monitor progress and provide the next set of aligners.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Most patients complete their Invisalign treatment within 12 to 18 months. However, treatment time can vary depending on the severity of your orthodontic issues.
Are Invisalign aligners uncomfortable to wear?
When you first start wearing a new set of Invisalign aligners, they may feel slightly uncomfortable or tight. This is completely normal as the aligners are designed to fit snugly over your teeth to gradually shift them into their proper position. However, any discomfort typically subsides within a few days of wearing the new aligners.
How often do I need to visit the dentist during Invisalign treatment?
You’ll need to visit your dentist every 6 to 8 weeks during your Invisalign treatment. These visits are important for monitoring your progress and making any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. At each visit, you’ll receive your next set of aligners to continue the progression of your treatment.
The Clear Choice From Staten Island
Invisalign is a clear, comfortable, and convenient solution to misaligned teeth. If you are looking for the best way to get the smile of your dreams, it may be time to contact our dental practice. Call our Staten Island office at (718) 948-5111 to set up your initial consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists.
We proudly serve patients in Staten Island, New Springville, and Richmond, NY. When you call, a member of our friendly staff will answer any questions you have and schedule your consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists.
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“I have been going here for years. The dentists are absolutely excellent and they always have an appointment available that fits into a busy schedule. I also completed invisilgn and my teeth are perfectly straight now. They also practice preventive medicine and just went in for my 6 month cleaning. Every time feel like I have a new set of choppers and best yet the check up noted no cavities!.”
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