Braces are no longer your only option for straighter teeth. At Bayside Orthodontics in Bayside, New York, orthodontic specialists Inna Gellerman, DDS, and Emanuel Mizrahi, DDS, offer Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten teeth without braces. Clear aligners gently shift your teeth into alignment, just like braces. They’re clear and discreet, so you can smile with confidence. To learn more about Invisalign, call Bayside Orthodontics or schedule an appointment online today.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses custom-made clear aligners to straighten crooked teeth and correct bite issues. These BPA-free plastic aligners mold to the shape and size of your teeth. They’re thin and translucent, so others can’t tell when you’re wearing Invisalign.
Much like traditional braces, clear aligners gradually shift your teeth into alignment over a series of months. Invisalign is a safe, comfortable, and discreet way to straighten your teeth without metal brackets and wires.
Invisalign is an innovative treatment that can fix many of the same orthodontic issues as traditional braces, including:
After an initial evaluation, the team at Bayside Orthodontics can determine whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.
At Bayside Orthodontics, the Invisalign process is as comfortable as possible. The team uses an iTero® digital scanner to take impressions of your teeth. That step eliminates the need for messy, uncomfortable impressions. The team uploads these digital impressions into Invisalign’s proprietary software to create your individualized treatment plan.
Invisalign uses your plan to create a series of custom-made clear aligners. About once every two weeks, you’ll wear a new set of aligners. Each set shifts your teeth into the correct position, just like braces.
It’s important to wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours a day. You should remove your aligners to eat and drink anything but water.
The team recommends brushing and flossing after each meal to keep your clear aligners clean and free of bacteria. Invisalign allows you to care for your teeth just as you normally would, minimizing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
While every plan is different, Invisalign can straighten your teeth faster than braces. While treatment with braces takes approximately 18 months to three years to complete, Invisalign can straighten your smile in as little as 6-18 months.
To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, call Bayside Orthodontics or schedule an appointment online today.