No one likes having misaligned teeth. Bacteria can fester in the gaps and cause dental health problems. Adults who have crooked teeth might get even more frustrated when they consider traditional metal braces as the only option.
Fortunately, advances in dental science have given us Invisalign®, a series of custom-made, transparent, removable trays that covertly reposition your teeth. Invisalign, allows us to shift your teeth into the desired position even faster.
What is Invisalign?
We make your Invisalign clear aligners by taking a mold or scan of your mouth and then creating a series of digital 3D images of your teeth. Then we craft a series of clear aligners for each stage of the treatment process. You will receive a new set of aligners once every two weeks. By wearing them for at least 22 hours a day, each set will shift your teeth into the next phase of the repositioning process until they reach their desired positions.
Duration of Treatment
Regular Invisalign can get the job done in about a year, which is faster than braces. The exact time needed for these results will depend on a variety of factors, such as your individual needs and treatment plan. Smiles are like fingerprints in that each one is unique, so we consider the needs of each on a case-by-case basis.
Candidacy for Invisalign
Gaps, spaces, misalignment, crowding, overbites, and underbites are all treatable with Invisalign. However, this procedure won’t work for everyone. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Amoia and we’ll work together to determine what the best option is for you. If Invisalign is that best option, we’ll create a customized treatment plan just for you. Our team of skilled dental experts is ready to help!
The notion of adult braces makes many adults anxious, whether they’re patients or dentists. But thankfully, it’s not the only path to a straight smile anymore. Invisalign works with amazing efficacy to give you the look you deserve.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call at (516) 875-6774.