How to Straighten Crooked Teeth
Interested in receiving the Invisalign treatment? The most obvious advantage of Invisalign is that it will straighten your smile, but beyond creating a beautiful, straight smile, many patients just love that it is virtually invisible to the naked eye. Time and time again, we’ve been told that patients who considered acquiring corrective dental treatments chose Invisalign due to its design and popular appeal: the invisible factor. No one will detect that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment besides you and your dentist at Passes Dental Care!
The Benefits Of Choosing Invisalign
Besides being virtually undetectable, another great benefit of the Invisalign treatment is that it is an orthodontic treatment made up of a non-fixed appliance. This means that the clear plastic aligner trays are removable making it easier to eat, brush, and floss your teeth. This cannot be said about traditional braces! An additional benefit to this non-fixed appliance treatment is that you’ll also have a less restrictive diet as long as you maintain good oral hygiene and health. When wearing traditional dental braces, one is usually issued a list of foods to avoid. Since Invisalign is removable and wire-free, it is easier to maintain proper oral hygiene and not worry about getting food stuck in hard-to-reach areas (compared to braces). Another advantage of Invisalign is can minimize the chances of needing dental root restoration. Sometimes the heavier forces of wires can cause the roots to dissolve, creating loose teeth. This does not occur with Invisalign.
How Does Invisalign Work?
In a nutshell, Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners that will progressively shift their teeth into a straight smile. The Invisalign clear aligners are specifically and uniquely created for you by using a scan of your teeth as the foundation of the shape of your trays. Over time, your aligners will be switched out with different trays that have straighter alignments of your teeth. The new trays will use pressure to slowly push/pull your teeth into a straighter position. Depending on the treatment plan designed by your dentist at Passes Dental Care, you could have anywhere from 12 to 30 different aligners. Each set of aligners will be worn for about two weeks, 20 to 22 hours a day, and can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Typically, patients must come in for tooth movement checkups every 4 weeks to inspect the advancement of your smile and will be in treatment for about 6 to 12 months. Invisalign is only suitable for patients that have minimal alignment issues.
Can My Invisalign Treatment Be Sped Up?
Yes! The typical length of treatment can be anywhere from 6 to 12 months, however, that time can be cut in half when using AcceleDent. AcceleDent uses precisely calibrated vibrations to give patients faster and more comfortable orthodontic treatment while wearing clear aligners. This enhanced technology can speed up treatment by nearly 50%, making some treatment times only 3 to 6 months. Ask your dentist at Passes Dental Care about AcceleDent today!
Request An Appointment With Your Great Neck Invisalign Provider, Today!
Now that you’re more informed about the Invisalign treatment process, you can confidently step into Dr. Passes’ office and request to start your Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, or Invisalign Express treatment. If you’ve still got questions concerning Invisalign, we invite you to check out our Invisalign page to find out more. To schedule a consultation, give our friendly staff a call at (516) 858-5921 or contact us online. See you soon!