You can avoid the limitations of braces while still enjoying a straighter smile by using the Invisalign® system instead. Professional dentist Bella Pinkatz, DDS, and her experienced team offer Invisalign clear aligners to give you the straight teeth and beautiful smile of your dreams at Kew Gardens Dental P.C., in the neighborhood of Kew Gardens in Queens, New York City, New York. Book an appointment online or over the phone for an orthodontic consultation today.
The Invisalign system involves a series of custom clear, plastic aligners that fit over your natural teeth to shift them into proper alignment over time. Most people won’t notice the aligners while you’re wearing them because they’re transparent. This is one of several noteworthy advantages they offer over braces, the traditional orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign offers considerable advantages over braces and can treat many types of malocclusion. Some key benefits to consider are:
Since your Invisalign aligners are removable, you can take them out of your mouth when you eat and brush your teeth. As long as you wear them for at least 20 hours daily, you’ll stay on track with your progress.
To determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontic procedure for you, Dr. Pinkatz and her team examine your teeth and gums for issues like cavities and gum disease. They take dental X-rays, scan your mouth, and discuss your desired results. If you have any existing oral health complications, the Kew Gardens Dental team treats them before you start treatment.
Every person is different, and the exact amount of time Invisalign takes depends on your starting point and your ultimate smile goals. Most people can expect to use Invisalign for a total of 12-18 months.
Keeping your aligners clean is important to minimize plaque, bacteria, and staining. You may receive an Invisalign cleaning system. Otherwise, you can brush your aligners with nonabrasive toothpaste and a toothbrush after every meal. Avoid using hot water to prevent damage and warping.
You’ll still need to practice excellent oral hygiene too. Floss every day and brush at least twice daily using a fluoride toothpaste. Book a cleaning appointment at Kew Gardens Dental every six months to clean off excess plaque.
Invisalign simplifies the process of straightening your teeth. Schedule a consultation online or over the phone at Kew Gardens Dental to start treatment today.