Straighten Teeth the Clear Way with Invisalign®
Perhaps you have crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, or a misaligned bite and are hesitant to get traditional braces due to the unwieldy metal brackets and painful wires that require tightening. If traditional bracket-and-wire systems don’t appeal to you, the clear alternative—Invisalign® may be the ideal solution! Invisalign in West Islip and Oceanside, NY discreetly straightens crooked teeth with customized clear aligners that resemble transparent retainers that fit snuggly over your teeth. Invisalign provides such a discreet method for straightening your teeth that most people won’t even notice you’re wearing clear braces unless you tell them. Because they’re easy to remove, you can continue to eat your favorite foods and maintain good oral hygiene with ease. Of course, their ease of removal also puts the onus on you to wear your clear aligners as our team recommends to ensure beautiful and timely outcomes!
The Benefits of Invisalign
A Viable, Clearer Option for Many Patients
Since its development in 1997, Invisalign technology has undergone continual clinical improvements, including different attachment designs, new materials, and auxiliaries. Today, Invisalign is a well-established, worldwide aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces for many candidates. It is a particularly good option for adults with functional or cosmetic issues due to crooked teeth and may be a viable alternative for some tweens and teens with malocclusion, an overbite, or underbite. A 2015 study concluded that patients treated with Invisalign had better periodontal health and greater satisfaction during orthodontic treatment than patients treated with fixed orthodontic appliances.
It’s About More Than a Pretty Smile
While Invisalign can visually transform your smile, this discreet treatment delivers more than cosmetic improvements. Having crooked teeth increases the risk of bacterial plaque from food debris getting trapped between the crevices of your teeth. When plaque hardens into tartar, cavities can form and this can also lead to gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. In addition, crooked teeth can cause bite issues, teeth grinding/clenching, and temporomandibular joint-related jaw pain. When you have straight teeth, it’s much easier to properly brush and floss your teeth. Invisalign treatment in Oceanside and West Islip, NY will improve the health and function of your smile, as well as your natural smile aesthetics and self-esteem!
Our Personalized Invisalign Treatment
Dr. Mile Elvis Calderón completed a two-year program at the United States Dental Institute, where he received certification in orthodontics and is a trained and certified Invisalign provider. At FaceLipsTeeth (FLT), Invisalign is never a one-size-fits-all solution. During your first visit, Dr. Calderón will assess your current dental health and suitability for clear aligners. Rest assured, nearly all patients are good candidates unless they have complex bite issues. At FLT, we’re committed to making this journey as transparent as your clear aligners, so we’ll discuss treatment costs up front! We accept major credit cards and many insurance plans and offer the third-party financing solution CareCredit to make the monthly Invisalign cost in Oceanside and West Islip, NY more manageable.
The Steps to a Clearly Straight Smile
The iTero Element® scanner enables Dr. Calderón to take a fast and precise 3D digital scan of your teeth and map out a custom treatment plan just for you. After your digital plan is finalized, your custom clear aligners are made with SmartTrackâ material engineered specifically for Invisalign for a perfect and comfortable fit. Since every patient has a unique gum line, each aligner is individually trimmed.
Proper Use of Invisalign is Essential
It’s important that you wear the aligners 20–22 hours each day, although you can remove them to eat and drink, as well as brush and floss your teeth. The aligners are switched out every few weeks to incrementally move your teeth into place. Invisalign Teen Compliance Indicators are a helpful option for reinforcing compliance in teenagers. The series of blue dots on the backs of the aligners aren’t visible when the aligners are worn, but slowly fade over the two-week period when they are worn. Although the entire process can take as little as six months, average treatment lasts about 12–18 months. Before you realize it, you’ll experience the benefits of straight teeth and a clearly beautiful smile will be revealed!
Flaunt your new smile with confidence and pride!
The first step to a straighter smile is to schedule an Invisalign consultation.