Are you looking for a dental alignment method that is virtually invisible? Invisalign® is a series of clear aligners that have been proven to provide braces-like results without the use of traditional metal brackets. The aligners are custom made for each patient by a certified dental professional and can be used to treat a variety of orthodontic issues including overbites, underbites, cross bites, and crowding.
Invisalign® is a series of clear, customized aligners that shift teeth gradually to the desired position. Invisalign® treatments are completed by removing and changing trays after each adjustment period which can range from every few weeks up to 3 months depending on the issue being treated. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks for 22 hours a day. The only time Invisalign® aligners do not need to be worn is while patients are eating, drinking, or brushing and flossing their teeth.
People of all ages with tooth issues including cross bites, overbites, underbites, crowding, and spacing can be candidates for Invisalign® treatments. There are some instances where patients cannot be treated with this orthodontic method; however, the majority of cases work well with these dental aligners.
Invisalign offers a wide variety of benefits to patients, especially compared to traditional braces, for the following reasons:
After a dentist determines the best treatment plan for a patient, impressions or "molds" of the teeth are taken and sent to Invisalign® where they use advanced 3D computer imaging technology to create custom aligner trays. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks and then swapped out with the next set in the series. The series of sets will continue until the aligners and teeth reach their final destination.
At Creative Dental of Syosset, we provide exams, x-rays, and consultations to determine if you are a candidate for this type of treatment before beginning your Invisalign® journey. Dr. Tim Mozner and the staff is proud to have been servicing the Syosset, NY area for over 37 years and are more than equipped to resolve your dental misalignment issues. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign®, contact us!
Invisalign® is transparent, more comfortable, and requires less dental visits compared to traditional braces. However, it can only treat mild to moderate dental issues so patients experiencing more complex misalignment problems may only have the option of going down the traditional braces route.
Traditional braces are slightly more affordable, but not by much! Factors that dictate the price of Invisalign® include the location, the dental office you are seeking Invisalign® services from, and more!
NO! Patients are specifically advised not to eat anything with their aligners in or drink anything besides water when wearing Invisalign®. This is because food particles can break down and disrupt the aligners and this can create difficulties throughout the Invisalign® process.
It is advised that patients wear Invisalign® aligners for approximately 22 hours a day. This means day and night with the exception of when the patient is eating, drinking, or brushing/flossing their teeth.