Have you been dreaming of having a beautiful smile all of your life? Do you smile without your teeth showing for pictures? Hide no more, because Passes Dental Care proudly offers Invisalign treatment at our office. Invisalign utilizes a series of thin, clear plastic trays that are worn on the top and bottom teeth. The aligners move the teeth gradually over a period of a few weeks, after which the next tray in the series is used to shift the teeth slightly more. Cosmetic dentists use a computer program to custom-make each tray based on where the teeth are at the beginning of the treatment and where they should be once all of the aligners have been worn.
With the latest advancements in the dental industry, metal braces are no longer the only option available to help resolve common orthodontic problems. Invisalign is a special orthodontic system that consists of a series of removable clear aligners that are customized to your specific treatment plan and needs. The aligners are made of a smooth clear plastic not only making this virtually invisible to the naked eye, but are also very comfortable. Invisalign offers a variety of benefits which include:
Each aligner is only worn 20-22 hours a day for two weeks before being disposed of and replaced by the next aligner in the treatment plan. While worn, the aligner will comfortably shift your teeth into their ideal place. The only time an aligner is removed is to eat, drink, brush or floss. During treatment, you will visit our Great Neck dental office for ongoing checkups. Treatment time typically takes about 9-15 month
At Passes Dental Care, we are proud to have achieved the distinction of Invisalign Gold+ Provider, due to the advanced training and number of patients we’ve treated with Invisalign. It is with this philosophy of excellence that we strive to help all our patients achieve their dream smiles by addressing common orthodontic problems with the latest treatments including Invisalign.
At Passes Dental Care, we believe that Invisalign is about much more than just clear aligners. This is why we’ve invested in an iTero 3D scanning tool to help our patients have less fitting issues, a better overall experience, and even see a simulation of what their smile will look like after Invisalign treatment!
This unique approach to Invisalign treatment is just one of the things that sets us apart from other Invisalign providers in the Great Neck area.
If you are in the Great Neck or surrounding area and in need of orthodontic care, we encourage you to learn more about the Invisalign system. If you have questions that are not answered in our frequently asked questions then please contact our practice today.
You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.
No. Unlike braces, you may eat whatever you like as long as you remove the aligners before eating. Prior to placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth and the aligners after you eat.
Like any orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period. The more you speak with the aligners on, the quicker you will adjust.
There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.
It is recommended that you remove your aligners prior to chewing gum as the gum will stick to the aligners.
We discourage smoking with aligners as the cigarette smoke will tend to discolor them.
Brushing them with toothpaste will keep them fresh and clean.
Regular office visits are every five to six weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.
All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth.
Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces, between six and 18 months.
Yes, if their teeth, including second molars, have grown in completely.