Invisalign is a trusted and innovative way of straightening teeth without braces that uses clear, virtually invisible, removable aligners. It allows you to smile with confidence as your teeth become straighter and healthier! This innovative technology combines aligner development and laser mapping precision to design treatment systems custom for each user. It can correct problematic bites with minimal interference while remaining practically invisible. Invisalign clear aligners can be utilized for a broad spectrum of issues in the mouth, and a personalized treatment plan will resolve any teeth alignment issues you might face.
Contact Passes Dental Care today about Invisalign in Great Neck, NY, if you’re ready to learn more or start your personalized treatment plan. You can reach Passes Dental Care at 516-858-5921 or complete this form.
Invisalign is an orthodontic dental treatment that uses industry-leading technology to create a custom treatment plan for users who want a straighter smile with a balanced bite. Unlike braces, this system is removable, allowing teeth to move at their own pace while providing constant feedback on whether they are in the ideal position.
Clear aligners are created by taking a precise digital scan of your teeth creating custom made clear aligners. These digital scans allow for more precise planning than traditional braces to move your teeth into the correct positions. When you put an aligner in your mouth, your teeth are moved in small increments to gradually straighten them.
Because the aligners are clear, they’re practically invisible. Users simply swap out the current set of custom clear aligners with the next set once they have shifted into their new position, taking another digital scan to help chart their progress toward achieving a straighter smile!
The length of time for your treatment will vary based on the severity of your teeth misalignment as well as other factors, including your willingness to wear the aligners as recommended. The entire treatment process typically takes around one year but can span approximately 6 months with new accelerating technology.
Invisalign treatment has many advantages over traditional braces including no pain or discomfort, better hygiene, and a way to improve your smile while being discreet. The aligners do not restrict or affect any sporting activities such as soccer or football and do not cause speech problems.
Invisalign is also much easier to maintain than metal braces. It does not require any special tools for tightening or adjustments and can be removed easily for eating, brushing, and flossing. In addition, the trays are removable which allows you to eat regular meals without restrictions and go out for a night on the town. Invisalign can also be used to improve your smile by straightening teeth that are crowded or overlapping and is a great option if you have gaps between teeth.
The first step is to meet with an experienced dentist who will determine if your teeth are the ideal candidate for Invisalign. A series of oral exams including an assessment of your smile, jawbone structure, and health history will be conducted. If you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, impressions or molds of your teeth are taken so that custom-made aligners can be created. Your custom clear aligners will then be sent to our office and you can begin customized treatment immediately!
Each aligner is only worn 20-22 hours a day for two weeks before disposing of last week’s aligner and replacing it with 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 office in Great Neck, NY for ongoing checkups. Treatment time typically takes about 6 months.
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 patients undergoing orthodontic care are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth.
Yes, if their teeth, including second molars, have grown in completely.