Here at Sunset Dental Care in Patchogue, NY, Dr. Debra A Oreste and Dr. Jyoti Aggarwal recently introduced Invisalign into the practice to accommodate patients who want to straighten their teeth in a discreet fashion. Read on to learn what this orthodontic option can do for you!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable, aligner trays that gradually shift teeth into their correct position. Because they're practically invisible, you can align your bite discreetly, so no one knows that you're wearing them. Additionally, since they are removable, you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as you regularly would, without the hassle of brackets and wires. They are also crafted from BPA-free plastic to snuggly fit around each tooth. Individual treatment time may vary but is typically between 9-15 months.
What Invisalign Can Do For Your Smile
Crooked teeth are difficult to keep clean, and straightening them can enhance your oral and overall health. Invisalign aligners are fabricated from SmartTrack® material for more predictable, controlled, tooth movements. Treatable cases range from mild to elaborate, and our dentist can determine if you are a candidate during a consultation at our Patchogue office. Other advantages of Invisalign include:
- More convenient oral care - spend less time brushing and flossing
- Accuracy and precision - technology delivers a preview of your future smile
- Reduced risk of damage - aligner trays are similar to athletic mouthguards
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatment begins with a customized design plan mapped out by your dentist. To craft your aligners, we use digital technology to quickly capture your smile and in a 3D image which is then sent off to a laboratory. Next, you'll receive your permanent set of trays after a few weeks. During this appointment, we'll confirm that you are satisfied with the look and mouthfeel. Next, you'll wear each set for about two weeks for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to brush and floss. To ensure that the process is going as planned, you'll have checkups in our Patchogue office every six weeks.
Interested? Give Us a Call
To learn more about what Invisalign can do for your smile, schedule a consultation with your dentists, Dr. Debra A Oreste or Dr. Jyoti Aggarwal of Sunset Dental Care, for a complete assessment. Dial (631) 475-6444 today.