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Is your smile as straight as you would like it to be? Any issue that brings your teeth out of position can have a serious effect on your oral health as well as your appearance. If you have a problem with crowded, crooked, or overlapping teeth, we could provide an alternative orthodontic treatment to align your smile.

At your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist, we provide desirable results for patients of all ages. Whether you are a teen or a working professional, we could design a custom set of Invisalign clear aligner trays to straighten your teeth.

The Clear Benefits Of Invisalign

Traditional metal braces provide the strength necessary to correct improperly spaced teeth, but some people find their appearance a little jarring. Conversely, treatment from Invisalign approaches the same goal with a translucent aligner system. Without the need for opaque, permanent metal brackets and wires, you can enjoy a practically invisible appliance over the corrective period. Because they are removable, you will find maintaining your oral hygiene just as easy as before. You will not worry about food becoming stuck to your treatment as you simply take them out when it is time to eat. Clear aligners can also provide results in a shorter time than their traditional counterpart. You may even complete your treatment in under a year.

Designing Your Aligner System

Because every smile is unique, we will take careful measurements of your teeth and jaw to create your aligner system. Using advanced digital imaging techniques, we create a three-dimensional model that allows for the crafting of an appliance that precisely fits your teeth. When your aligners are ready, we will provide your system with explicit instructions on how to care for them as you even out your smile.

Protecting Your Smile From Malocclusion

While the esthetic advantage of straight teeth may be quite clear, aligning your bite can greatly improve your oral health and prevent future complications. When teeth become out of position, your bite distributes unevenly, and certain members take too much force. As their enamel erodes, you become more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. This enamel loss also presents an unsightly yellow appearance. Because your teeth do not line up straight, you may strain your jaw as you shift it into an awkward position to complete your bite. Left untreated, this can eventually lead to a painful condition known as TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder. But, by receiving clear aligner treatment, you can prevent these problems and enjoy a healthier grin!

Talk To Your Shirley, NY, Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist About Correcting Your Dental Misalignment

By correcting your malocclusion, you can enjoy a beautiful smile that is easier to clean. To learn more about your options for correcting your dental misalignment, then contact Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, by calling (631) 399-1600.