Dental misalignment could mean trouble for teens and adults, impacting oral health and the appearance of your smile. Our team can treat misalignment with orthodontics. In fact, with Invisalign® we can offer a clear and practically invisible solution! In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist talks about the Invisalign® system.
Reasons to Treat Your Misalignment
Your misalignment could lead to embarrassment with your appearance. You could be tempted to hide your smile! But in addition to these cosmetic concerns, misalignment could alter the balance of your bite and strain your jaw joints, so you’re more vulnerable to oral health issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth could also make thorough brushing and flossing more difficult, so the risk of tooth decay and gum disease is elevated. Don’t let misalignment harm your oral health and quality of life, talk to our team about the Invisalign® system.
Crafting Custom and Clear Aligners
Many teens and adults prefer an orthodontic treatment option that is clear and practically invisible. With Invisalign®, we don’t use metal brackets or wires, and instead will create a series of clear aligners from a BPA-free plastic material. To get started, our team will use a digital imaging system to gather detailed pictures of the teeth from multiple angles, and then combine them to create a dental impression. This digital impression is then used in a lab setting to design and craft the aligners. Each set is custom-fitted for your smile, fitting comfortable and offering treatment with precision and accuracy.
Starting the Invisalign® Process
When your aligners are ready, you will wear a set for 20 to 22 hours a day, over a period of about two weeks. At that point, you start wearing the next set in the aligner series for the same amount of time. As you do, this gently repositions the teeth to correct poor alignment and offer improved oral health and smile beauty. These are not only clear and comfortable, but they’re removable too! Being removable means that you can take them out before meals, so you don’t need to alter your diet. You also have a much easier time brushing and flossing too, so you can protect your smile during treatment.
If you have any questions about Invisalign®, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Shirley, NY, Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist Offers Clear Orthodontics
Our team understands the importance of treating misalignment, and the value of doing so with a cosmetic approach. To learn more about our clear and custom orthodontics, then contact Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, by calling (631) 399-1600.